Jill Bennett from Red Reading Hub has ventured into the second addition in the Wolfsong series, The Whispering Stones, by Saviour Pirotta and illustrated by Davide Ortu;
Once again this is a gripping tale during which its young protagonist narrator learns much about himself, about the importance of choices and their consequences, about acceptance of past mistakes and the ability to learn from them, and about the power of friendship. And the good thing is that the story ends with Wolf, in the company of his trusted friend, Crow, about to embark on another adventure.
This is a historical series that is both exciting and with its Neolithic period setting, unobtrusively imparts some information about the ancient past.
Davide Ortu helps to bring Stone Age atmosphere to the book with his dramatic illustrations and amulet chapter headings.
Particularly recommended as a lower KS2 class read-aloud as well as for individual readers.