BOOK TITLE:

"The Stone Men"

AUTHOR: Murray Herbert
ISBN: 1 899863 79 6
PRICE: £4.99
PAGES: p/b; 143pp

OVERVIEW:

A fantastical adventure story for 9 to 11-year-old readers, set on the Ardnamurchan peninsula about a hundred years ago.

Strange footprints on the shore, strange noises in the night, Kirsten is determined to find out what has caused them. But never did she think she would fall into an adventure so strange as the one she found, so close to the peace of her home. As she sat on the shore, little did she realise how her future and her family's hung in the balance...

The book was read and approved by a panel of youngsters at manuscript stage, and has been much enjoyed since publication.

The following review is by a young Argyllshire reader, a pupil at Kilchattan Primary School:

A review by Caitlin G. McNeill

"In some parts it was scary because of all the night in the story. The Picts intended to take over the land that used to be theirs. It was really interesting most of the book. I like the cover. It is a brilliant picture of Ardnamurchan which is where Kirsten, the main character, lives.

Some words I cannot understand. The thirteenth chapter (the trial) was the most exciting part, because I couldn't imagine being taken away by the Pict, Morlech, to the Mullach. Sometimes I got a little scared when Kirsten got scared.

Sometimes when I think about it, that there might be clans of people living underground, it makes me shudder. One thing about the stone men is that I couldn't pronounce their names. In the end, when Kirsten gets out, it makes me wonder if it may ever happen to somebody above ground."

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