The Shepherd's Granddaughter

The Shepherd's Granddaughter

Paperback - 2008
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Amani longs to be a shepherd like her grandfather, Seedo. Like many Palestinians, her family has grazed sheep above the olive groves of the family homestead for generations, and she has been steeped in Seedo's stories, especially one about a secret meadow called the Firdoos--and the wolf that once showed him the path there.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Groundwood Books : House of Anansi Press, 2008.
ISBN: 9780888999030
Characteristics: 224 pages ;,19 cm.


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Mar 11, 2015

Excellent book but rather sad also. To have such unfairness going on still in today's world.
And the hard life some people live . We in North America have no concept and must be grateful for the conditions we have and freedom we enjoy. Was a sad story but compelling and glad I read it eventhough was hard to get into at first . Powerful novel .

Blackjack_1 Aug 15, 2011

Insightful read illustrating a complex, yet stark reality of today.

May 02, 2011

this was a great read about a girl who wanted to do a men's ( being a shepard) job and be like her grandpa

Jul 21, 2010

This is a powerful novel, giving a snapshot of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, from the perspective of a young Palestinian shepherdess. It opened my eyes to the other side of the story, making me realize that it's not so simple. An important book.

McDj27 Apr 22, 2010

looked at it didnt read but want too

Ecogirl101 Apr 20, 2010

This book was ok, but I found it too sad. I liked how it was about real life, though, because it can help people understand what's happening in the real world.

robin15 Apr 06, 2010

This book was an amazing book! it brought tears into my eyes to see how human biengs like us are bieng treated like this in palestin! This book got me thinking, that we take soooo many things for granted. But in this book, it opened a new point of view for me.

1knigh Mar 26, 2010

I think that the sheperds granddaughter is a great book for beginner readers. This book is really interesting when the girl that wants to be a sheperd but her uncle and her father thinks that it is to risky and she might get shoot by the settlers and the armys trying to build the highway on top of the property.

Silvy Mar 25, 2010

A very gripping story.

I'm glad the piano got saved :)
On April 22, it's either this one, or submarine outlaw!

zezedaoui Mar 25, 2010

The Shepherd's Grand-daghter is a pretty good story. I thought it was sad. And i cannot believe that events like that happen today aswell. I really recommend this to people , and i think everyone would really enjoy this book.

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