Stone Arrows

Stone Arrows

By Elizabeth Barber

Format: Paperback

(2 customer reviews)

Publication Date: 28 Sep 2023


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Categories: Young Children

ISBN: 9781915603920


When Zeta’s father is killed, she and her brother, Finn, together with Zeta’s pet wolf, Kuba, are forced to flee across the country to seek sanctuary with their mother’s birth tribe. On this perilous journey they have to learn to outwit their pursuers and put into practice all their hunting skills and knowledge of the land. Will they survive the journey and be accepted by their mother’s tribe? And can they save their friend Arden from certain death?

Set in 7000BCE around the middle of the Mesolithic period of hunter gatherers and based on careful research, Stone Arrows is an original novel combining an exciting adventure with historical detail. It paints a wonderful picture of how life was lived in these far-off times – the terrain, the wild animals, the clothing, the sights and smells – while telling an engaging and fast-moving story.



Elizabeth Barber has worked in a variety of roles in offices, shops and farms. She has been a primary school teacher and has qualifications in creative writing. Currently, she tutors in creative writing at an adult education centre in Hertfordshire, where she lives. Stone Arrows is her first novel. Written for eight- to twelve-year-olds, it marries her love of teaching with her interest in prehistory.


Angie Sherriff (Guest Review) - 21 Aug, 2023

A very exciting book and educational at the same time. A book to be enjoyed by children and adults in my view. A must read.

Janice Kaye (Guest Review) - 30 Aug, 2023

As an adult I found the story absorbing. It is a well-written, interesting and well-researched and the author's power of description added an extra dimension to the story. The book is an easy read, the characters came alive for me and in fact I found it hard to put it down. Being so descriptive and visual, I think it would make a good transition from page to animation or short film.

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