Troubador From Sheep to Shore

Released: 28/09/2022

ISBN: 9781803132914

Format: Paperback

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From Sheep to Shore


Meg is small but has dazzling speed; Jack has size and enthusiasm. Between the two of them they make a great team who love their job of herding sheep. 

One day, everything changes when Fraser, the grumpy, bad-tempered Ram, kicks the barn door, hitting poor Meg and forcing the farmer to send her far away to a totally different life by the sea. 

Jack is left behind and soon finds himself looking after cows instead of sheep and most importantly, cows with long sharp horns! Jack can't wait to leave the farm and the cows behind and join Meg in her new home by the sea...

Jack might be a big dog who was very confident working with sheep on the farm but the beach is a very different place, full of strange brightly coloured objects he has never experienced before! Life by the sea holds many new, exciting and amusing discoveries that lead the enthusiastic duo into some tricky situations...

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Philippa Robinson-Gill

As the youngest of six children, Philippa Robinson-Gill developed a very early love for dogs. However, because there wasn't room in the family home for a dog, Philippa would walk friends and neighbours dogs whenever she could, until after completing her time at Agricultural college she could finally have one of her own.

Working with farmers Philippa had met many border collies and whilst their appearances varied, it was their intelligence, energy, loyalty and sense of fun that drew her to the breed and so with the arrival of her first dog, Brock her relationship with this special breed began.

Philippa, along with her husband and two ex working sheep dogs spend many hours every day walking the beautiful coastal paths and beaches, observing the comings and goings of both people and animals, the material for many stories is around them every day. The collaboration with her brother, Adam Gill is essential to her work, his illustrations breathe life into every page.

It is her hope that parents and children reading the book will recognise that, despite the fact that life must occasionally change and sometimes in dramatic ways, it can lead to new and exciting possibilities.

Proud author and owner of Meg and Jack
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