Patricia Maclachlan

Patricia MacLachlan obituary

Patricia MacLachlan, who has died aged 84, was the author of more than 60 novels and picture books for children, among them Sarah, Plain and Tall (1985). This short novel for young readers has sold around 7m copies and garnered an impressive list of awards. The story is set on...
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Beloved Children’s Author Patricia MacLachlan Has Died at 84

Patricia MacLachlan, celebrated author of children’s literature and recipient of the prestigious Newbery Medal, died March 31 at the age of 84. MacLachlan, born Patricia Marie Pritzkaum on March 3 1938, wrote over 60 books in a career that spanned over four decades. Among her most beloved works is Sarah, Plain and Tall, a novel that earned her the 1986 Newbery Medal, the highest accolade in children’s literature. This story brings her lifelong love of prairies (or rather, of her prairie) to life. Indeed, MacLachlan was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and although her parents eventually moved the family to Minnesota, away from the prairie of her childhood, she carried it with her throughout her life, literally. In an interview with Two Writing Teachers, MacLachlan explained that she carried a small bag of prairie dirt as a kind of amulet:
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Daily Hampshire Gazette

Children’s author Patricia MacLachlan dies at 84

WILLIAMSBURG — Celebrated local author Patricia MacLachlan, who wrote the acclaimed children’s book “Sarah, Plain and Tall,” died at her home in Williamsburg on March 31. She was 84 years old. “She was always true to herself,” said her son John MacLachlan of Williamsburg. “She never...

Patricia MacLachlan, author of 'Sarah, Plain and Tall,' dies at 84

Patricia MacLachlan, an award-winning writer known to millions of young readers as the author of "Sarah, Plain and Tall," a novel about two motherless farm children and the gentle woman who comes to the prairie to make them whole, died March 31 at her home in Williamsburg, Mass. She was 84.
Kirkus Reviews

Children’s Author Patricia MacLachlan Dies at 84

Patricia MacLachlan, the prolific author whose novel Sarah, Plain and Tall won the Newbery Medal and remains a staple of children’s literature, has died at 84, the Washington Post reports. MacLachlan began writing in her 30s, publishing her first book, The Sick Day, in 1979. More than 60 books...