Study Guide

Sarah, Plain and Tall Characters

By Patricia MacLachlan

Sarah Wheaton

How's this for an old fashioned twist on finding a wife/stepmom: When the Witting family first...

Anna Witting

Anna Witting, Jacob's oldest child, is the storyteller of the book because the entire story is...

Caleb Witting

Say hello to Caleb, the baby of the Witting family. No, he isn't an actual baby—he's just...

Jacob Witting

Although Jacob has taken the initiative to place a newspaper ad for a new wife and corresponds...

Maggie

The only other mail-order bride that the Witting family knows is their neighbor Maggie, who came...