Skylark (novel)

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Skylark front cover.jpg
First hardcover edition
Author Patricia MacLachlan
Country United States
Language English
Genre Children's novel
Publisher Harper & Row
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
ISBN 0-06-023328-1
Preceded by Sarah, Plain and Tall
Followed by Caleb's Story

Skylark is a 1994 children's historical novel by Patricia MacLachlan, the sequel to the Newbery Medal-winning Sarah, Plain and Tall. The novel follows the lives of the Witting family after the arrival of Sarah Wheaton.

Plot overview[edit]

After Jacob and Sarah marry, a severe drought forces the family to make a drastic decision. While Jacob remains on the farm, Anna and Caleb travel with their new mother to Maine in order to take refuge from the drought. The journey teaches them the power of family can transcend distances as they wait for the day when they can be reunited again.