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- ISBN: 0375948023 (lib. bdg.)
- ISBN: 9780375948022 (lib. bdg.)
- ISBN: 0375848029 (trade)
- ISBN: 9780375848025 (trade)
- ISBN: 0375848037 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 9780375848032 (pbk.)
161 p. ; 22 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Random House Children's Books, 2009.
|Formatted Contents Note:||July. The chess men -- August. Cow camp -- October. First flock -- December. Man of the house -- February. Serving the altar -- April. Promises made -- May. Boots on the ground -- June. The veterans -- August. Waiting for Beautiful -- August. Coming home.|
|Summary, etc.:||Ignatius "Brother" Alderman, nearly twelve, promises to help his grandparents keep the family's Oregon ranch the same while his brothers are away and his father is deployed to Iraq, but as he comes to accept the inevitability of change, he also sees the man he is meant to be.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2009 February #2
Ranching and soldiering are what men do where Brother lives, in eastern Oregon. Trouble is, the nearly 12-year-old boy doesn t think he d be much good at either. But then his father s reserve unit is sent to Iraq, and the boy and his elderly grandfather are left in charge of the family ranch. Much soul-searching ensues, ultimately leading Brother to his own personal path to the future. Parry s first novel, about a boy s emotional and spiritual coming-of-age, is heartfelt and often heartwarming, though her characters are a bit too saintly for credibility, and her occasionally preachy tone strays into the didactic more than it should. She does an excellent job, however, of acquainting readers with the realities of modern ranching life and the impact a distant war has on the families who are left at home to cope. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.
The stark beauty of eastern Oregon and the shared purpose of the ranching community made a lasting impression on Rosanne Parry. She found a similar rapport among the military families she knew when her husband was deployed to Iraq. She now lives in an old farmhouse in Portland, Oregon, with bunnies and chickens and her husband and four kids.