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This is a story about how some things, like family and friendship, haven’t changed, even since the Stone Age. Charlie's ambivalence about his new brother is really well handled and touching. Nature is like another character in the story and I thought the forest was beautifully described. The relationship between the two boys is convincing as they attempt to communicate and gradually come to trust each other and the ending is warm and heartfelt.
The book is out in July and if you’re not getting your summer holiday this year, I highly recommend a trip to Stone Age Ireland instead!
Kelly McCaughrain is the author of the Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year,
She is the Children's Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland #CWFNI
She also blogs at The Blank Page
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