Patricia MacLachlan

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Patricia MacLachlan
Born (1938-03-03) March 3, 1938 (age 80)
Cheyenne, Wyoming, US
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Connecticut
Genre Children's and young-adult novels, historical fiction
Notable awards Newbery Medal

Patricia "Patty" MacLachlan (born March 3, 1938) is an American children's writer, who 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.[1]


Sarah, Plain and Tall series, of the Witting family


  1. ^ "The NCBLA Board of Directors". Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 

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