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Kyle's Island

Title

Kyle's Island

Authors

Sally Derby

Publisher

Charlesbridge

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781580893169

Pages

191 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

For as far back as Kyle can remember, he spent summers at Gram's cottage on the lake—fishing all day, and hanging out with the whole family. But this year is different. His father has moved out, his grandmother has died, and his mother is selling the cottage because they can't afford the upkeep. Sally Derby takes readers to a small lake in 1970s Michigan, where thirteen-year-old Kyle comes to understand that loss isn't forever, and that people are more complicated than they seem.

Grade Level

3-5

Topic

Family Relationships; Separation; Single parent; separated parents; single mother

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

separated parents

Awards

The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

lake; cottage; summer vacation; moving out

Diversity Impact

direct

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