The Boy with the Bronze Axe
by Kathleen Fidler
Illustrated by Edward Mortelmans
Reviewed by Evan P. (age 11)
Evan P. is a student in Ms. Daigle's 5th Grade Class
Have you ever read a book and felt like you're in it? Well, Boy with the Bronze Axe makes you feel that way. Let me tell you a little bit about the book. It takes place in Skara Brae in the Neolithic times. Kali and her brother are on the beach searching for limpets until the tide comes in. They see a boat coming towards them. There is a teenage boy in it. He comes and saves them. After that, Kali and Brockan bring Tenko the tribe so he can stay. Birno (Kali's dad) accepts him as a family member, but not everybody trusts this newcomer. Chaos and drama starts to happen. I will let you find out the rest.
I thought this book was great. Detail was amazing. I always wanted to see what was in the next chapter. I would give this book four and a half stars only because there could have been more in the ending. I would recommend the book if you like history and drama. I felt like I was a character in the book and I hope it does the same for you.