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PublisherBarrington Stoke Ltd
Suitable for AgesFeatured Books for 14+ readers
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Publication date25th June 2009
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The First Hunter
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Interest Teen Reading Age 8+. Powerfully told, The First Hunter captures the harsh world of early hunters who survive by stealing the meat that the big cats kill. But can they develop a skill of their own which will enable them to hunt like the cats rather than steal like the jackals? How the group must learn from Wid, the simplest of them all, who comes up with the idea is touchingly told. Struggling and reluctant readers of 14+ will appreciate the shortness of this book and reduced words on the page.
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SynopsisThe First Hunter by Robert Swindells
Tan's tribe must steal meat like jackals to live. Scavenging's dangerous, but they have no other way to get food. Until the tribe's idiot hanger-on invents a new game... Prehistoric adventure.
About The Author
Robert E. "Bob" Swindells (born 20 March 1939) is an author of children's and young adult literature. Born in Bradford, the first of five children, Swindells worked for a local newspaper after leaving school aged 15. He served with the Royal Air Force and held various jobs before training as a teacher. His first novel, When Darkness Comes (1973), was written as his thesis while in training. Swindells combined writing with teaching until 1980 when he took up writing full-time. He first won the Children's Book Award with Brother in the Land (1985), a novel set in a post-apocalyptic world. Swindells was a supporter of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and is quoted as saying that the work "... came out of my own anger and frustration ... you can’t kill selectively with nuclear weapons, you wipe out millions of people ..." Swindells also won the award for Room 13 (1990), Nightmare Stairs (Short novel, 1998) and Blitzed (Younger readers, 2003). His young adult novel Stone Cold (1993), which dealt with homelessness, won the Carnegie Medal in 1994.Swindells is married and has two daughters and three grandchildren.
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