This is the first book of a new series – projected to be a quartet of stories – that will appear under the collective title of Wolfsong. The author, Saviour Pirotta is an established writer of history stories for children and The Stolen Spear is a good example of his skill.
I’m not going to tell you what happens on his journey or how it all turns out because that would spoil an exciting book that you’ll want to read for yourself. The story has been illustrated throughout in black and white by David Ortu and the illustrations bring a welcome added dimension to the prose.
The book comes from the Maverick Publishing stable and, as with all their books, some real thought has been put into the production. At the end of the story you’ll find a useful historical context note, a short interview with the author and, if you want to use the book in a classroom or group context, a series of potential discussion points.
The series will continue with The Whispering Stones and I for one will be looking forward to my next Stone Age adventure.