Annotations for Kindred Souls


Baker & Taylor
Sharing wonderful nature walks on the prairie with his beloved grandfather, young Jake initially resists and then considers his grandfather's request, made when the old man falls seriously ill, to rebuild the little sod house where he grew up. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall. 40,000 first printing.

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Baker & Taylor
Ten year-old Jake shares a special bond with his grandfather, Billy, but when Billy asks Jake to build him a sod house, Jake is not sure he wants to do it.

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HARPERCOLL

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.



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