The Shepherd's Granddaughter

The Shepherd's Granddaughter

by Anne Laurel Carter, Carter A. Laurel


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ISBN-13: 9780888999030
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Publication date: 02/23/2010
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 600L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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The Shepherd's Granddaughter 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
YALibrarian More than 1 year ago
This is a well written story which does an excellent job personalizing the life of a Palestinian girl. I only wish that the Israeli boy's character was drawn with as much detail and that his family's perspective was depicted with as much care. As the book is presented with a girl's picture on the cover and the word granddaughter in the title, I think boys of this age group will be relunctant to read it -- which is a shame because this is such an important subject for both genders to learn about. Some terms(such as muezzin, for example)will need further explanation in order for young readers to take in the full meaning of the story. This is an excellent read for adults and kids to share.
JRlibrary on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This is the story of Amani, a young girl who wishes to be a shepherd like her grandfather. He allows her to help him when she is young, and she seems to have a way with animals. Israeli soldiers help the settlers chase the Palestinians off of their own land. Settlers chop down all of the fig trees in the family grounds, and demolish Amani's house, but don't seem to care. The story is told through the eyes of 6 year old Amani, The book does not have a complete ending, and I'm certain there will be another book.
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