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y separately published work icon Once a Shepherd single work   picture book   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Once a Shepherd
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'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 Tom's 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.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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    • Newtown, Marrickville - Camperdown area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Walker Books Australia , 2014 .
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      Extent: 32p.
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      • Published 28 October 2014
      ISBN: 9780763674588

Works about this Work

Glenda Millard Carmel Bird (interviewer), 2015 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , May vol. 30 no. 2 2015; (p. 12-14)
Review : Once a Shepherd Liz Derouet , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 29 no. 4 2014; (p. 32)

— Review of Once a Shepherd Glenda Millard , 2014 single work picture book
Review : Once a Shepherd Liz Derouet , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 29 no. 4 2014; (p. 32)

— Review of Once a Shepherd Glenda Millard , 2014 single work picture book
Glenda Millard Carmel Bird (interviewer), 2015 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , May vol. 30 no. 2 2015; (p. 12-14)
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