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The Shepherd Boy Paperback – February 28, 1991

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PreSchool-Grade 2-- James wants to be just like his father, a shepherd, but he has to wait until he is a little older. Warm pastel colored-pencil drawings show James watching his father feed spring lambs and clip sheep, or his mother pack wool for shipping in summer. Alongside his parents, James practices shearing, herding, and washing on a toy sheep he carries around. He accompanies his father to market in the fall when the lambs are sold and helps feed sheep in the winter. Finally, at Christmas, James receives the longed-for shepherd's crook and cap plus his very own sheepdog puppy. Lewis lovingly portrays the Northumberland countryside, the closeness of the farm family, and the yearly cycle of sheep-raising. Good for seasonal sharing but also a useful life-cycle informational book on farms or occupations. --Susan Hepler, Alexandria City Public Schools, VA
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Kim Lewis is a Canadian-born artist, printmaker, author and illustrator. She is the creator of many award-winning picture books, including Floss, Just Like Floss, and Little Baa. Many of her picture books have been set in Northumberland, where she lives with her family. Find Kim Lewis online at www.kimlewisbooks.co.uk
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd; New edition edition (February 28, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0744517621
  • ISBN-13: 978-0744517620
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.2 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,312,469 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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James wants to be a shepherd just like his daddy but he keeps being told he has to wait until he is old enough. Until then James has to be content practicing with his pet toy sheep. Eventually the 'time' arrives and James has a new puppy and a shepherd's cane so he can now be a real shepherd.

Delightful story - well worth reading :)
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My tot thoroughly enjoys this story. It is pleasant, and encourages some positive ideas like waiting for the right time to do something pnd looking up to one's parents as good role models. Lovely pictures. Maybe on the short side for a 3 yr old, at least a big thinking 3 yr old. But quickly one of his favorites. We'll look for more titles from this author.

This seller also described the item accurately and shipped as stated. Very pleased.
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Meet James, the young son of a shepherd. James longs for the day when he can be a shepherd himself. The surprise he unwraps on Christmas day puts him one step closer to that dream.

Gorgeous pencil crayon illustrations of rolling rural countryside, charming barnyard animals, and round-faced children. Simple, down-home stories of farm life and pets in Northumberland. Meet the works of Kim Lewis, author and artist of many beautiful picture books.

The stories by themselves, which are set in rural England, are nothing to write home about, but the unique illustrations will draw your children (and probably you) to the books all by on their own! They're also a perfect library checkout choice if you're in search of something quality for your little ones to flip through and enjoy without reading. A handful of the books are specifically about border collies, which Lewis depicts beautifully, so those stories will especially appeal to dog lovers. Add some of Kim Lewis's books to your library hold list today!
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I love reading this to my sons (5, 7) even though I always end up trying not to cry when I see the mum left holding the toy sheep. (I know, cut the apron strings!) Reminds me of me growing up in the NW highlands and sheep dog trials in the mist. Love all Kim Lewis books, great detailed drawings and children's facial expressions.
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Very good deal for a book in good condition. Thank you.
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