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The Boy with the Bronze Axe

(1968)
A novel by

 
Kathleen Fidler's classic story is set in the ancient stone-age village of Skara Brae on Orkney, now a major tourist attraction. This is a fascinating and vividly portrayed story of life nearly 3,000 years ago. Kali and Brockan are in trouble. They have been using their stone axes to chip limpets off the rocks, but they've gone too far out and find themselves trapped by the tides. Then, an unexpected rescuer appears, a strange boy in a strange boat, carrying a strangely sharp axe of a type they have never seen before. Conflict arises, as the village of Skara must decide what to do with the new ideas and practices that the boy brings. As a deadly storm threatens, the very survival of the village is in doubt. The daily life, landscape, and rituals of Skara have been meticulously researched, and are brought to life in striking, compelling detail. (Ages 8-12)

    

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Hardback Editions

July 1968 : UK Hardback
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Title: Boy with the Bronze Axe
Author(s): Kathleen Fidler
ISBN: 0-05-000646-0 / 978-0-05-000646-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto,B.& O.
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Paperback Editions

March 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Boy with the Bronze Axe (Kelpies)
Author(s): Kathleen Fidler
ISBN: 0-86315-882-X / 978-0-86315-882-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Kelpies
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February 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Boy with the Bronze Axe (Kelpies)
Author(s): Kathleen Fidler
ISBN: 0-86315-488-3 / 978-0-86315-488-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Floris Books
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January 1972 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Boy with the Bronze Axe (Puffin Books)
Author(s): Kathleen Fidler
ISBN: 0-14-030563-7 / 978-0-14-030563-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin Books
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