Shearing Time

Author(s): Allison Paterson


As the sun peeks over the horizon we are ready to start the working day all over again...I love shearing time! Shearing time is the best time of the year! Told through the eyes of a child, Shearing Time is a charming and evocative story that captures the author's delight as her family work together during one of their most significant annual tasks. Sunrise to sunset there are sheep with attitude, a shed of shearers, dogs with personality, motorbikes and a country kitchen to open the door on the life of a country kid. Shearing Time reflects the experience of rural children while providing an opportunity for early childhood readers to both appreciate that the lives of others are different to their own, to understand concepts related to the Australian farming experience and to engage with a delightful, accessible narrative of times past. Childhood memories and experiences bring the past to life!


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Allison Paterson's children's book Anzac Sons: Five Brothers on the Western Front (2015) was long listed for the 2016 ABIA Awards and a notable list for the CBCA 2016. Anzac Sons is the true account of the service of her grandfather and his brothers on the Western Front and was adapted for children from the original adult title Anzac Sons: Five Brothers in the War to End All Wars (512pp). Shearing Time is the second in her new fictional series for children, based on the author's childhood memories and her own reflections on the changes that life brings. The first in the series Granny's Place (2016) has been highly recommended. Harvest Time, the third in the series, is due for release in early 2017.

General Fields

  • : 9781925520088
  • : Herron Book Distributors Pty Limited
  • : Herron Book Distributors Pty Limited
  • : February 2017
  • : Australia
  • : February 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Allison Paterson
  • : Hardback
  • : 32