Avebury-Luke and the Flint Knapper’s Son
Written by Barbara Townsend
Illustrated by Chantal Bourgonje. Price: £8.99
Reviewed by Jane Easton.
Avebury - Luke and the Flint Knapper’s Son- This book has been a long time coming and was well worth the wait!
Avebury required a book which was aimed at children and this little gem is both easy and imaginative to read as you are taken back through time, when Luke realises, he can ‘time travel’. Halvar, the flint knapper's son, is unaware of the stone's powers is busy polishing an axe head in 2000 B. C. He finds himself at Avebury where Luke discovers him. Based on facts there is also a map and a timeline at the beginning of the book which begins 8300 BC up to the present day.Both children and parents are then able to organize information in a chronological sequence so that they can better understand change and key events of historical interest and significance which is particularly aimed at Avebury and it's immediate surroundings including Windmill Hill, The Sanctuary, Silbury Hill, and West Kennet Long Barrow.
The book was critiqued by some of the children from Kennet Valley C of E Primary School, Lockridge, Marlborough, Wiltshire.
A couple of the comments from the children include:
‘I loved the fact that the book included things that are at Avebury’
‘I was lost in the land and wanted to read more’
She is also the successful author of:
Stonehenge - Luke and the Bluestone
The Savernake Big Bellied Oak
The Oaks of Savernake and the Legendary Ghosts
Old Harry and Tales of the Jurassic Coast.
Harriet - the Brave and courageous bee.
Barbara Townsend will be here in the Henge Shop on Saturday 15th December. 10am – 4pm for book signings.