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Once a Shepherd

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About the Story

Once there was a shepherd, a very special coat - and hope. 

Glenda Millard & Phil Lesnie's story is a moving tale that will help grandparents relate personal experiences of war with young children. Read warmly by artist, Anna Taylor, who has her own poignant connection to the story. 


*captions available. 
*included in the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge 5-6 and 7-9 lists.
*included in the VIC Premier's Reading Challenge 3-4 list.
*included in the SA Premier's Reading Challenge 3-5 list.

Story Details



    Glenda Millard


    Phil Lesnie


    Anna Taylor


    Text copyright 2014 Glenda Millard & Illustrations copyright © 2014 Phil Lesnie

    Reproduced with permission of Walker Books


ANZAC, Australian Theme, Celebration / Event, Emotions, Family Life, Historical, NSW PRC, SA PRC, VIC PRC

Suitable for

Lower Primary (5-8yrs), Middle Primary (8-10yrs), Upper Primary (10-12yrs)



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