Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Heart of a Shepherd

One of my favorite recent middle grade novels, The Heart of a Shepherd, was named one of the year's best by Horn Book. I'm thrilled. The book has just the right combination of action, adventure, drama, and humor. Yet it also has a character-driven plot, and raises questions about life, death, and faith.
I wish I could pull this off so well!


Laurie Smith Murphy said...

I'll have to check this out. Who is the author? I'm always looking for good reads...

Linda Crotta Brennan said...

The author is Rosanne Parry.
Hope you like it!
Another fascinating book I just read is THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND. It's for adults, but recommended for teens, too.