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Heart of a shepherd

Author: Rosanne Parry
Publisher: New York : Random House Children's Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
Ignatius "Brother" Alderman, nearly twelve, promises to help his grandparents keep the family's Oregon ranch the same while his brothers are away and his father is deployed to Iraq, but as he comes to accept the inevitability of change, he also sees the man he is meant to be.
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Genre/Form: Local author
War stories
War fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rosanne Parry
ISBN: 9780375848025 0375848029 9780375948022 0375948023 9780375848032 0375848037 9781448731725 1448731720
OCLC Number: 191023755
Awards: William Allen White award,2011-2012.
Description: 161 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: July. The chess men --
August. Cow camp --
October. First flock --
December. Man of the house --
February. Serving the altar --
April. Promises made --
May. Boots on the ground --
June. The veterans --
August. Waiting for Beautiful --
August. Coming home.
Responsibility: Rosanne Parry.

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Ignatius "Brother" Alderman, nearly twelve, promises to help his grandparents keep the family's Oregon ranch the same while his brothers are away and his father is deployed to Iraq, but as he comes to accept the inevitability of change, he also sees the man he is meant to be.
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a touching story about a boy whose father is sent to Iraq

by m.scheuer (WorldCat user published 2009-05-23) Very Good Permalink

The Heart of a Shepherd, by Rosanne Parry, tells the story of an twelve-year old boy whose father is sent to fight in Iraq with the rest of his reserve unit. I was very moved by this story, especially because it shared with me a perspective that is so far away...
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