Chronicles of Stone
|Format:||Paperback, 192 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations (some col.), map|
|Published In: ||New Zealand, 26 May 2008|
On the continent of the Americas, in the early stages of modern man's development, one tribe invented the Clovis point - a stone arrowhead combined with a throwing stick that would be the equivalent of the invention of the nuclear bomb many hundreds of years later. The technology changes the balance of power within the scattered tribes and ensured that not only the fittest would be able to kill the enormous Mammoths - and avoid starvation. This is the first in a trilogy that follows the adventures of twins Souk and Trei as they break with their tribe's traditions and set out to find the technology they have heard so much about.
About the Author
Born in Eltham, Taranaki, New Zealand - 1970. Vince Ford started his published career by winning the 1998 Tom Fitzgibbon Award for a previously unpublished writer, with 2MUCH4U, which went on to win the 2000 NZ Post Children's Book Award for Junior Fiction and an honour award for a first-time author. This initial success has been followed by the publication of 2 sequel titles to 2MUCH4U, plus a title in the SPORTMAX series of sport-focused stories for the 11-13 year interest level, and more recently with A Handful of Blue - a more dramatic story centered around a small community and a whale stranding, published in 2003. He is now working on a very different project - a trilogy of stories looking at the development of the man as hunter entitled Chronicles of Stone.
|Publisher: ||Scholastic New Zealand|