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Once a Shepherd

Once a Shepherd (Hardback)

By Millard, Glenda
Illustrated by Lesnie, Phil

In poignant verse, the story of one young shepherd makes the experience of soldiers in World War I accessible to children. Once there sang a carefree shepherdin a field of emerald green. . . .Once Tom's world was all at peace. Here is the tale of Tom Shepherd, tending his lambs a...nd shearing their fleece and wooing his sweetheart, who weaves the sheep's wool to make him a coat. But then the Great War comes, and Tom must leave his beloved wife and his unborn child and go off to fight. In a moving, sobering story that resolves in a heartbreaking but beautiful ending, Once a Shepherd evokes the reality of war in a way young children can understand, while fostering a deep-felt hope for peace.
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ISBN 9780763674588
Released AU 28 Oct 2014
Publisher Candlewick Press (MA)
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780763674588
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Candlewick Press (MA)
Imprint Candlewick Press (MA)
Released 28 Oct 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Millard, Glenda
Illustrated by Lesnie, Phil
Category Adventure Stories
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Suicide, Death & Bereavement
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 251mm
Height: 272mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code E
Weight 431g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Death, Fiction, World War, 1914-1918, Shepherds, Juvenile works
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile