Patricia MacLachlan

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Patricia MacLachlan
Born (1938-03-03) March 3, 1938 (age 83)
Cheyenne, Wyoming, US
Alma materUniversity of Connecticut
GenreChildren's and young-adult novels, historical fiction
Notable awardsNewbery 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.
  2. ^ MacLachlan, Patricia (17 March 2020). Wondrous Rex. ISBN 978-0062940988.

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