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Patricia MacLachlan (born March 3, 1938) is an American children's writer. She is best known for the 1986 Newbery Medal-winning novel Sarah, Plain and Tall which was later adapted as a TV movie starring Glenn Close and Christopher Walken.
She is a board member of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance, a national not-for-profit that actively advocates for literacy, literature, and libraries.
- Sarah, Plain and Tall series, of Jacob Witting family
- Through Grandpa's Eyes (March 1980)
- Mama One, Mama Two (1982)
- Tomorrow's Wizard (1982)
- Cassie Binegar (October 1982)
- Seven Kisses in a Row (March 1983)
- Unclaimed Treasures (July 1987)
- Arthur, For the Very First Time (October 1987)
- The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt (July 1988)
- Journey (September 1991)
- Three Names (September 1991)
- Baby (October 1993)
- All the Places to Love (May 1994)
- What You Know First (September 1995)
- The Sick Day (April 2001)
- Edward's Eyes (August 2007)
- True Gift: A Christmas Story (October 2009)
- The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse (October 2014)