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The Resource Shepherd, Catherine Jinks

Shepherd, Catherine Jinks

Label
Shepherd
Title
Shepherd
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Jinks
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Fourteen-year-old convict Tom Clay lives in a shepherd?s hut in the bush, protecting his master?s sheep from wild dogs. When a vicious fellow shepherd returns to ensure there are no witnesses to his crimes, the bush-crafty Tom and his hapless mate Rowdy face a life-and-death battle to survive."--Provided by publisher
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Review
Tom Clay, the 12-year-old hero of this suspenseful cat-and-mouse thriller set in 1840 from Ned Kelly Award–winner Jinks (The Inquisitor), was transported to Australia after being caught poaching in England. Tom has begun a new life as a shepherd in New South Wales for Mr. Barrett. Tom takes pride in never having lost one of his charges and enjoys his work, but he runs afoul of a violent employee of Mr. Barrett, Dan Carver, who boasts of killing both white men and native Australians and keeping their body parts as trophies. Jealous of Tom’s ability to read and skill at herding sheep, Carver lures Tom into a forest, ostensibly to search for a lost animal, and his attempt on the boy’s life fails. Carver escapes, only to resurface weeks later, still bent on killing the boy. The bulk of the book consists of Carver’s efforts to attain his bloody objective and Tom’s efforts to thwart them. Multiple pulse-pounding sections compensate only in part for the lack of character depth. This amounts to a YA novel with a high violence level. Fans of Jinks’s YA City of Orphans trilogy may want to take a look. (May)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 03/16/2020) (Publishers Weekly, vol 267, issue 11, p)
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10782638
Cataloging source
YDX
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Jinks, Catherine
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Prisoners
  • Australian fiction
  • Shepherds
  • English
  • Murderers
  • Hunters
  • Poachers
  • Teenage boys
  • Abusive men
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Shepherds
  • Survival
  • Historical fiction
  • Suspense fiction
  • New South Wales
  • New South Wales
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Shepherd, Catherine Jinks
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The wolf is not the only hunter"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065391198
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
226 pages
Isbn
9781925773835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1089897471
Label
Shepherd, Catherine Jinks
Publication
Note
"The wolf is not the only hunter"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065391198
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
226 pages
Isbn
9781925773835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1089897471

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