Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 2.5
Lexile® Measure: 460L
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: Not Available
- Realistic Fiction
- Death, Grief, Loss
- Determination and Perseverance
- Grandparents and Grandchildren
About This Book
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.