Heart of A Shepherd

Parry, Rosanne

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Heart of A Shepherd
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.

Publisher: New York : Random House Children's Books, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375848025
Branch Call Number: j PARRY 2009
Characteristics: 161 p. ;,22 cm


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Apr 24, 2013
  • tapelibrary rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Despite the fact that his life - including the Christian aspect - is utterly unlike mine, I still fell for this simple and sincere story. A clear, honest voice.

Oct 22, 2011
  • cptcook rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A bit of a slow starter but almost had me in tears near the end. A definite heart string puller!

Apr 22, 2011
  • GPLKids rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sometimes we are asked to be more than what we think we can be. This book shows how one boy rose to that challenge in the absence of his older brothers. The novel also includes a good description of ranch life.

Feb 16, 2011
  • krundquist5 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fast reading, fun to read, very human, a 12-year-old boy but fine reading for adults, too. A surprise ending.


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