The Shepherd's Granddaughter

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Groundwood Books
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5.0 X 6.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.4 pounds
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About the Author

ANNE LAUREL CARTER has a Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has published over twenty books, including The Shepherd's Granddaughter, winner of the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award and the Society of School Librarians International Best Book Award. It was also named a Jane Addams Children's Book Award Honor Book and a USBBY Outstanding International Book. Anne's picture books include Rocky Waters, illustrated by Marianne Dumas, and Under A Prairie Sky, illustrated by Alan and Lea Daniel, winner of the Mr. Christie's Book Award.

...One of the very few YA novels attempting to tackle the subject of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.-- "Jewish Book World"
The sympathies of the novel are consistently apparent, yet its strong polemical element never overwhelms its more general human interest elements. The story balances an economical style with a well paced presentation of Amani's growth in body and in perspective, her discovery of her gender and its implications for her aspirations, and her discovery of her skills, both as a shepherd and as a student.-- "Canadian Literature"
...a hard - hitting, thought-provoking, troublesome book. The Shepherd's Granddaughter centres upon the issue of Israeli-Palestinian relations and the on-going conflict over land...Carter's work provides an opportunity for middle and high school readers to gain further information about their world...-- "CM Magazine"
...sensitively portray[s] many viewpoints and issues in this thoughtful and simply written story...+...the beauty lies in the questioning that remains long after the story ends.+-- "School Library Journal Blog"
Carter strikes a splendid balance in character development, portraying both parties' flaws while demonstrating Palestinian sympathies. Background and cultural information are seamlessly woven into the narrative, which is written simply and clearly in a skillful depiction of a sensitive situation.-- "school Library Journal"
Information-packed but never didactic...The integration of Arabic and Hebrew words adds flavor to the text...Fluid writing and straightforward storytelling make this a pleasure to read, despite the sensitive subject matter. Thoughtful and engaging.-- "Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW"