Kindred Souls

Kindred Souls

by Patricia MacLachlan
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Kindred Souls by Patricia MacLachlan

With the sure touch she brought to the beloved Newbery Medal winner Sarah, Plain and Tall, in Kindred Souls Patricia MacLachlan guides children into the understanding that death is a natural part of life.

Ten-year-old Jake has always been close to his grandfather Billy—so close that Jake’s mother calls them kindred souls. Each morning, Jake and Billy take a walk around the family farm. Billy often tells Jake stories of living in a sod house on the prairie.

When Billy goes into the hospital, Jake decides the best gift he can give his beloved grandfather is a sod house. Billy moves to the sod house when he leaves the hospital and spends his last days living there.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060522988
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/07/2012
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 460L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About the Author

Patricia MacLachlan is the celebrated author of many timeless books for young readers, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal. Her novels for young readers include Arthur, For the Very First Time; The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt; Skylark; Caleb’s Story; More Perfect than the Moon; Grandfather’s Dance; Word After Word After Word; Kindred Souls; and The Truth of Me; she is also the author of countless beloved picture books, a number of which she cowrote with her daughter, Emily.

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Kindred Souls 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first time i read rhis book cryed my eyes out good for children thurd grade and up serious subject emotional book
Stardust_Fiddle More than 1 year ago
Jake and his eighty-eight-year-old grandfather, Billy, are kindred souls. They share a special bond, and Billy always tells Jake about the sod house in which he grew up, the foundation of which still rests in the prairie around the family’s farm. So when Billy asks Jake to build him a new sod house, Jake knows that he will—with Billy’s “Angel Dog” Lucy at his side—even though Billy becomes ill. Beloved children’s author Patricia MacLachlan crafts a poignant and tender story with “Kindred Souls.” The subject matter is nostalgic and deep, and the language contains farming terminology such as “slough” and “windrow.” The story itself exudes sadness and follows a basic plotline in which little occurs but which is nevertheless touching. Children who have enjoyed a close relationship with a grandparent or other adult will understand “Kindred Souls” and will likely develop a greater appreciation of memories, dreams, and time spent with loved ones. Be prepared, however, because despite its short length, this book will leave a lasting impression and a sense of melancholy.
LVBooks More than 1 year ago
MacLachlan books never disappoint. Lovely, heartwarming. Highly Recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hate the last part because the grandfather dies
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books ever