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Secret of the Stones

Written by Tony Bradman

Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers General Fiction

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In a nutshell: vivid, thrilling Bronze Age adventure

 This gripping historical adventure opens in dramatic fashion at Stone Henge: young Maglos and his father the High Priest are preparing for the important mid-summer sacrifice when Maglos’s uncle strikes down his brother on the sacred altar. Narrowly escaping the same fate, Maglos must leave his home and travel the land with two strangers. Treated with kindness, he finds a new family in them and learns the secret of smelting copper then bronze before finally returning to avenge his father’s murder. It’s as much a story of friends and companionship and a celebration of the skill, resilience and humanity of our ancient ancestors as it is a story or revenge. Tony Bradman brings the Bronze Age and its people vividly to life, and Maglos is an intriguing and appealing central character. Andrea Reece

 Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8 

Set in 2,300 BC, this stunning tale from historical specialist Tony Bradman weaves together fact and fiction in a gripping adventure covering the coming of the Bronze Age.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

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Secret of the Stones Synopsis

Maglos and his High Priest father control the access to the sacred site of Stonehenge where the worlds of the living and the dead meet twice a year. But times are, and when Maglos' father dies in suspicious circumstances, his uncle makes Maglos his slave. Soon after two strangers arrive from distant lands. They teach Maglos the secrets of of a new, strong metal which will soon be all important - the secret of the stones. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

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ISBN: 9781781127544
Publication date: 15/10/2017
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781127544
Publication date: 15th October 2017
Author: Tony Bradman
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 72 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly

About Tony Bradman

Tony Bradman was born in 1954 (not during the Jurassic era, as his children have been known to claim). He went to school in London, and then Cambridge University. After university he worked in the music press, then became Deputy Editor of Parents magazine, and began reviewing children’s books. He had his first book for children published in 1985 and became a full-time author in 1987. He is a hugely prolific author with a particular passion for bringing history to life for young people. He is a regular at all the major literary festivals, reviews for The Guardian and is the ...

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