When 10-year-old Jake's grandfather and "kindred soul" Billy gets sick, the boy is confident that his ailing relative will live forever, in this novella for readers up to 12 by the author of Sarah, Plain and Tall. Billy tells Jake that his one wish is that someone will rebuild the sod house he lived in as a child. Will the reluctant boy and his family rally to fulfill his grandfather's final request?
"[Patricia] MacLachlan handles a familiar theme with grace, providing a lens into an uncanny intergenerational bond, as well as the kindness and generosity of love."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)