Once a Shepherd

Once a Shepherd

Description

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 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.


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Details

Author(s)
Glenda Millard, Phil Lesnie
For ages
6-8
Format
Hardback | 32 pages
Dimensions
251 x 272 x 10mm | 431g
Publication date
28 Oct 2014
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
0763674583
ISBN13
9780763674588
Bestsellers rank
512,594