The Boy with the Bronze Axe (Puffin Books)

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A lost boy who has a sharp bronze ax and a wooden boat is taken in by a tribe that only knows how to work with stone.

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Kathleen Fidler (1899-1980) was the author of over eighty books for children, many of which were broadcast on BBC Radio Children's Hour and Schools programmes. She had a long-standing affection for Scotland, and was inspired to write The Boy With the Bronze Axe after a visit to Skara Brae on Orkney. The Fidler Award stood as a memorial to her deep interest in children and writers.

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'This is a fascinating story... An ideal read for history fans.' -- Fiona Petrie, Waterstone's Guide to Children's Books '10 to 14-year-olds will get excited about The Boy With the Bronze Axe, set in prehistoric times.' -- Greenock Telegraph, June 2005 'A brilliant story.' -- Jack, age 8, Education Otherwise 'A classic children's tale -- a new generation of readers will enjoy this story.' -- The Scots Magazine, June 2005 'I work at Skara Brae here in Orkney and my most frequently asked question is "Do you have The Boy with the Bronze Axe?"' -- Diana Potter, Skara Brae 'A great story and an enjoyable way to find out more about a period of history.' -- Juno magazine 'I lived 45 minutes from Skara Brae and read this book as a kid. It's a book that conjures up so many different emotions for a young reader. Four stars.' -- amazon.com reader review 'I read this book at the age of 10. It was my first novel about prehistoric times and lead me to buying many more as I got older. Great for children with an interest in archaeology or history. Five stars.' -- amazon.com reader review 'Excellent details of prehistoric life are presented. Honor, gratitude and hatred combine to create an interesting read for middle-school students.' -- amazon.com reader review

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