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Once a Shepherd

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Once a Shepherd
Written by Glenda Millard
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780763674588
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Once a Shepherd

author: Glenda Millard
illustrator: Phil Lesnie

Once there sang a carefree shepherd
In a field of emerald green . . .
Once his world was all at peace.

Here is the tale of Tom Shepherd, tending his lambs and 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.

In poignant verse, the story of one young shepherd makes the experience of soldiers in World War I accessible to children.
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0763674583 /  9780763674588
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
4 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 9 5/8" x 10 5/8"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 3
Family; Historical; Social Themes; Stories In Verse (see Also Poetry);
author’s comments:
Glenda Millard is the author of numerous books for children and young adults, including Isabella’s Garden, illustrated by Rebecca Cool. She lives in Victoria, Australia.
illustrator’s comments:
Phil Lesnie is an illustrator, cartoonist, and writer. In between projects, he teaches himself watercolor painting and reads comics to his cats. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.
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