More Perfect Than the Moon

Cassie spends her days watching Grandfather and Caleb in the barn, looking out at Papa working the fields, spying on Sarah feeding the goslings She s an observer, a writer, a storyteller Everything is as it should be.But change is inevitable, even on the prairie Something new is expected, and Sarah says it will be the perfect gift Cassie isn t so sure But just as lifeCassie spends her days watching Grandfather and Caleb in the barn, looking out at Papa working the fields, spying on Sarah feeding the goslings She s an observer, a writer, a storyteller Everything is as it should be.But change is inevitable, even on the prairie Something new is expected, and Sarah says it will be the perfect gift Cassie isn t so sure But just as life changes, people change too And Cassie learns that unexpected surprises can bring great joy.More Perfect than the Moon invites us back to the Witting family farm, visited in the Newbery Medal winning Sarah, Plain and Tall Skylark and Caleb s Story With her lyrical prose, Patricia MacLachlan writes about a family s boundless capacity for love.Performed by Glenn Close
More Perfect Than the Moon Cassie spends her days watching Grandfather and Caleb in the barn looking out at Papa working the fields spying on Sarah feeding the goslings She s an observer a writer a storyteller Everything is

  • Title: More Perfect Than the Moon
  • Author: Patricia MacLachlan Glenn Close
  • ISBN: 9780060818326
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Audiobook
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      Published :2018-06-20T11:09:36+00:00

    About the Author

    Patricia MacLachlan Glenn Close

    Patricia MacLachlan was born on the prairie, and to this day carries a small bag of prairie dirt with her wherever she goes to remind her of what she knew first She is the author of many well loved novels and picture books, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal its sequels, Skylark and Caleb s Story and Three Names, illustrated by Mike Wimmer She lives in western Massachusetts.

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    • Faith said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      Oh Cassie, you're an imaginative child. ;)

    • Marklessgirl said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      Cassie kind of was not my favorite to read from. But I still loved the other characters but it was not as mush about the ones I LOVE as I would have liked. Still a book I like but not my favorite of the series!

    • N_patricia Brunner said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      More Perfect than the Moon by Patricia Mac Lachlan is the fourth book of the continuing heartwarming stories of Sarah Plain and Tall. I listened to the NON-PRINT engaging audio version of this story read by actress Glenn Close. This novel effectively captures the flavor of this simple historical story of life on the prairie and a family’s unconditional acceptance and love. This continued story features Cassie, the eight-year-old daughter of Sarah and Jacob. Cassie spends her days observing lif [...]

    • Kate said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      I've really been enjoying the "Sarah, Plain and Tall" series, but I think this might be my favourite. The responsibility for telling the Witting's story now has been passed on to Cassie who is about 7 or 8. Her storytelling 'voice' is very unique from what Anna's, and then Caleb's were. She has the childlike innocence that allows her to watch and imagine what people are doing, writing things in her journal that aren't categorically 'true', but are things that might be. I'm definitely looking for [...]

    • Heidi-Marie said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      Another "Sarah" installment. And it was so sweet, too. I have become so attached to these characters. And even though the stories are so simple, there is so much that can be taken from each one. This one I connected to at least remembering all of the thoughts and emotions I had when I learned my mom was having a baby (the first one since me). I didn't hate the baby like Cassie does, but I certainly had worries and fears and jealousies and confusions. And then when the baby is born? Oh, sweet and [...]

    • Tashawna said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      This book was cute. The little girl was so dramatic and imaginative. She was so determined to not like the baby, but when she held it, her stubbornness gave up. She's a little girl with a way with words. I like what she said about her big sister kissing the doctors son! This was a cute story.

    • Lauren Scanlon said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      I love these heart written books so much and I am sad that I am reading the last one called grandfather's dance. :)

    • Jessie SLG3 said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      The book Lexile number is 420L

    • Ruthe Turner said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      I have been completely enchanted with the entire Sara, Plain, and Tall series, even if it was supposedly written for "little people" the age of my youngest grandchildren. The series wasn't around when I was that age, so I'm just glad to venture into the story, invited or not because of my advanced age. Personally, I think it is one of those series that improves with the maturity of the reader. Take, for example, the talk of the perfect gift Cassie is to receive. Cassie doesn't think it's perfect [...]

    • Donna said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      Just finished reading “MORE PERFECT THAN THE MOON”, the fourth book in the series that began with the Newbery Medal–winning “Sarah, Plain and Tall” by Patricia MacLachlan. I read this while listening to the audible version narrated by the actress, Glenn Close. She was excellentI am a watcher. I am a listener, too. I am invisible. I can make myself so small and quiet and hidden that sometimes no one knows I am there to watch and listen. Cassie spends her days watching Grandfather and Ca [...]

    • Donna said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      Just finished reading “MORE PERFECT THAN THE MOON”, the fourth book in the series that began with the Newbery Medal–winning “Sarah, Plain and Tall” by Patricia MacLachlan. I read this while listening to the audible version narrated by the actress, Glenn Close. She was excellentI am a watcher. I am a listener, too. I am invisible. I can make myself so small and quiet and hidden that sometimes no one knows I am there to watch and listen. Cassie spends her days watching Grandfather and Ca [...]

    • Adele said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      This was weaker than the previous books in this series and tells a story that's been done many, many times before - mother is pregnant and youngest child feels scared and resentful - but it's still a sweet story.

    • Beth said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      Found it in the bookroom at school. I love MacLachlan's Baby, it is one of my all time favorites. Especially after reading it with Leigh Ann during her rehab and Leigh did rock paper scissors in my handtears flowed! This was a short continuation of the Sarah Plain and Tall. Enjoyable.

    • Becky said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      Cute story. I love the simpleness of the writing, yet it is powerful with emotions. I can feel what Cassie feels. I like her secret writings. Good story of family life.

    • Dulcie said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      I can't get through these books without crying! So sweet.

    • Nancy said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      Sequel to Caleb's Story, this is another good book.

    • Lisa said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      Again, what a great book series! This is book 4 of 5. I loved it, loved it, loved it!!!! :) I highly recommend this book series for readers of all ages.

    • April said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      Another good book in the Sarah, Plain and Tall series. Narrated by the imaginative Cassie.

    • Kaylee Warzecha said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      A bit different than than the others because it's written from Cassie's point of view. So it's more childish, but also more imaginative. Still a good addition to the series.

    • Susan said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      Continuing the story of Sarah Plain and Tall.A well done Historical fiction book.

    • Diane said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      Cassie tells the story this time; Sarah is pregnant; Anna's getting married

    • Anna said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      I never knew there were more than three. I loved this next installment!! Round two of the Witting children, as Anna and Caleb are all grown up, life still continues on!!

    • Ngoc said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      Quick read. Very sweet.

    • Lisa said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      This series is so wonderful and so sweet. It brought me to tears yet again. This book in the series was beautiful I highly recommend this book series.

    • smgK8 said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      Very predictable, but very sweet. Overall a cute little addition to the series.

    • Isabelle703 said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      This book was a really good book. Its historical fiction, but for a much younger audience than i imagened when i first picked it up. I liked it though, i feel like the characters were very relateable even though it is set in another time with younger characters.Here is a reading response i wrote: In the book More Perfect Than the Moon, by Patricia MacLachlan, Cassie hates change but becomes willing to accept it. When Cassie’s mom, Sarah, has a new baby, she doesn’t know what to feel. She is [...]

    • Josiah said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      I really think that this is the best one of the first four Sarah, Plain and Tall books. Patricia MacLachlan carefully rations out her writing for the limited space given to this story and tells it beautifully, with even more engaging emotion than is to be found in the first three books. Few authors are more skillful than Patricia MacLachlan at penning a sensitive and impactful story in so few words, and More Perfect than the Moon is an exquisite example of just how well Ms. MacLachlan can bring [...]

    • Melissa Namba said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      a very simple text written from the point of view of an 8 year old girl who is not exited about her mother being pregnant. i like how she uses a journal to wrote down her feelings, even when she writes fiction to help her process. I know my nieces week be able to relate to her as they have had several "terrible babies" themselves.

    • Merri Platt said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      This is the story about Sarah and Jacob Whittings(from Sarah, Plain and Tall) first child together, Cassie. Cassie takes over journal writing about the Whitting farm from his older brother, Caleb who is too busy with the farm and school work to keep the journal. He gives it to Cassie and Cassie loves writing in the journal about all her hopes and dreams for the people in her family. She is really close to her grandfather who came to live with the family a couple of years ago. Cassie tends to fad [...]

    • Cindy said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM

      This book is yet another heartwarming installment in the saga of the Witting family in the Sarah, Plain and Tall series. It is the fourth book. With the Anna and Caleb busy working, this book focuses it attention on Cassie. Cassie is a third grader; she enjoys watching listening and writing. It is now Cassie’s turn to keep the family journal. Caleb teases her about her stories, and does not like how she is handling them. Cassie defends her imaginative tales by stating that these are “her tru [...]

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