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MacLachlan, Patricia

Works: 204 works in 1,000 publications in 16 languages and 84,392 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Poetry  Drama  Christmas stories  Study guides  Film and video adaptations  Domestic fiction  Film adaptations  Baseball stories 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Creator
Classifications: PZ7.M2225, [FIC]
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Sarah, plain and tall by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )
161 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 8,180 libraries worldwide
When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay
Skylark by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )
31 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,832 libraries worldwide
When a drought tests the commitment of a mail-order bride from Maine to her new home on the prairie, her stepchildren hope they will be able to remain a family
The true gift : a Christmas story by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 3,277 libraries worldwide
While spending Christmas at their grandparents' farm, Lily becomes convinced that her younger brother Liam is right about White Cow being lonely and helps him seek a companion for her, leaving little time for Christmas preparations or reading
Journey by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )
36 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,206 libraries worldwide
Journey is eleven the summer his mother leaves him and his sister, Cat, with their grandparents. He is sad and angry, and spends the summer looking for the clues that will explain why she left. Journey searches photographs for answers. He looks for family resemblances in Grandma's slbums. Looking for happier times, he tries to put together the torn pieces of the pictures his mother shredded before her departure. And he also searches the photographs his grandfather takes as the older man attempts to provide Journey with a past. In the process, the boy learns to look and finds that, for him, the camera is a means of finding things his naked eye has missed--things like the inevitability of his mother's departure and the love that still binds his family. In this spare and remarkable novel, Patricia MacLachlan explores abandonment and the extraordinary means by which a family reassembles itself
Baby by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )
48 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 3,194 libraries worldwide
Taking care of a baby left with them at the end of the tourist season helps a family come to terms with the death of their own infant son. Larkin's family welcomes Sophie into their home, caring for her and teaching her games and new words. They come to love this baby as their own, all the while knowing that eventually Sophie's mother will return one day to take her from them
Caleb's story by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 2,991 libraries worldwide
The stranger lurking on the Witting family's prairie farm turns out to be their long-lost grandfather, whose presence plus prodding from Sarah forces Jacob to deal with his past
More perfect than the moon by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )
21 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,827 libraries worldwide
Eight-year-old Cassie Witting is upset when she finds out that her mother, Sarah, is expecting a baby, but writing in the journal that belonged to her brother Caleb helps her sort out her feelings and understand that Sarah will always love her
All the places to love by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and Korean and held by 2,410 libraries worldwide
A boy describes his grandparents' farm, where he and his sister were born, and the glory and simplicity of the countryside
Arthur, for the very first time by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )
25 editions published between 1963 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 2,296 libraries worldwide
Arthur spends a summer with his unconventional aunt and uncle and begins to look at life, his family, and himself differently
The facts and fictions of Minna Pratt by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )
26 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,239 libraries worldwide
Minna wishes for many things. She wishes she understood the quote taped above her mother's typewriter:Fact and fiction are different truths. She wishes her mother would stop writing long enough to really listen to her. She wishes her house were peaceful and orderly like her friend Lucas's. Most of all, she wishes she could find a vibrato on her cello and play Mozart the way he deserves to be played. Minna soon discovers that some things can't be found-they just have to happen. And as she waits for her vibrato to happen, Minna begins to understand some facts and fictions about herself
Word after word after word by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 2,201 libraries worldwide
A visiting author teaches five friends about the power of words and writing
Seven kisses in a row by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )
32 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,980 libraries worldwide
Emma learns to accept "different strokes for different folks" when her aunt and uncle come to take care of her and her brother
Once I ate a pie by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,865 libraries worldwide
Thirteen dogs tell their stories in simple poems
Edward's eyes by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,829 libraries worldwide
Edward is one of a large and close family that loves baseball, music, books, and each other, and when he unexpectedly dies and his parents donate his organs, his wonderful eyes go to a perfect recipient
Through Grandpa's eyes by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )
22 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,828 libraries worldwide
A young boy learns a different way of seeing the world from his blind grandfather
Waiting for the magic by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,821 libraries worldwide
When Papa goes away for a little while, his family tries to cope with the separation by adopting four dogs and a cat
Three Names by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 1,767 libraries worldwide
Great-grandfather reminisces about going to school on the prairie with his dog Three Names
Cassie Binegar by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )
18 editions published between 1969 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 1,763 libraries worldwide
During her family's first summer in a weathered old house by the sea, Cassie learns to accept change and to find her own space
Grandfather's dance by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,534 libraries worldwide
As her family gathers for the wedding of her sister Anna, fourth-grader Cassie Whiting sees the many changes brought about by everyday life and finds comfort in the love of those around her, especially her grandfather
Snowflakes fall by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,500 libraries worldwide
In this illustrated poem in honor of the victims of the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, falling snowflakes celebrate the uniqueness of life, its precious, simple moments, and the strength of memory
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Alternative Names
Mac Lachlan Patricia 1938-....
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McLachlan, Patricia.
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Patricia MacLachlan American writer of children's books
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Patricia MacLachlan amerikansk skribent
マクラクラン, P
マクラクラン, パトリシア
English (379)
Spanish (32)
French (31)
German (25)
Italian (25)
Dutch (12)
Chinese (11)
Vietnamese (4)
Swedish (4)
Polish (3)
Danish (2)
Korean (2)
Afrikaans (1)
Hebrew (1)
Russian (1)
Norwegian (1)
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