Sarah, Plain and Tall SummaryAt the beginning of the book, the Witting family has been made up of the same three people for a while: Jacob Witting and his children, Anna and Caleb. His wife died after giving birth to Caleb, and though the children are older now, it's still difficult for Jacob to take care of them. On top of that, the kids long for a mother to bring some sunshine and life into their family. Anna in particular thinks wistfully about how her biological mother used to sing to them every single day. Then, one day, Jacob comes home and announces to his children that he's placed an ad in the newspaper for a new wife, and that a woman named Sarah has responded.
Sarah, Plain and Tall
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. When it starts, Anna is making dinner because their mother has passed away. Caleb , her little brother, is bombarding her with questions about their mother, especially if it is true that she sang every day. He wants to hear the story about how he was born, even though Anna has told it to him many times. He can't remember anything because their mother died right after she gave birth to him.
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