Patricia MacLachlan

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Patricia MacLachlan
Born (1938-03-03) March 3, 1938 (age 78)
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
  • 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)
  • The Truth of Me (January 2015)


  1. ^ "The NCBLA Board of Directors". Retrieved 20 February 2013. 

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