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Heart of a Shepherd


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ISBN13: 9780375848032
ISBN10: 0375848037
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When Brother's dad is shipped off to Iraq, along with the rest of his reserve unit, Brother must help his grandparents keep the ranch going. Hes determined to maintain it just as his father left it, in the hope that doing so will ensure his fathers safe return. The hardships Brother faces will not only change the ranch, but also reveal his true calling.

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The stark beauty of eastern Oregon and the shared purpose of the ranching community made a lasting impression on Rosanne Parry. She found a similar rapport among the military families she knew when her husband was deployed to Iraq. She now lives in an old farmhouse in Portland, Oregon, with bunnies and chickens and her husband and four kids.

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Beverly B, March 6, 2014 (view all comments by Beverly B)
Heart of a Shepherd is a sweet, genuine story of love of the land, love of family and love of country. The characters ring so true, it reads almost like a diary. Ignatius is the youngest of five boys. With his father and four brothers all in the military, it becomes his job to run the family ranch with his grandparents. I appreciated the beautiful way author, Rosanne Parry, shared a rancher's perspective without sounding preachy. Natural disasters, death, isolation are accepted as a consequence of rural life. A strong supportive community is also a consequence of rural life. Heart of a Shepherd is an especially great choice for urban and suburban children whose only experiences with rural America come from the cliche stories on TV and movies.
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kpg813, October 18, 2010 (view all comments by kpg813)
Very well written story about a boy struggling to do the right thing and find his place in the world and in his family.
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Parry, Rosanne
Yearling Books
Christian Life
Historical - United States - 21st Century
Boys / Men
Family - General
Lifestyles - Farm Life & Ranch Life
Children s-General
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