The Boy with the Bronze Axe by Kathleen Fidler
Kali and Brockan are in trouble. They have been using their stone axes to chip limpets off the rocks, but they’ve gone too far out and find themselves trapped by the tides. Then, an unexpected rescuer appears, a strange boy in a strange boat, carrying a strangely sharp axe of a type they have never seen before.
Conflict arises, as the village of Skara must decide what to do with the new ideas and practices that the boy brings. As a deadly storm threatens, the very survival of the village is in doubt.
The daily life, landscape, and rituals of Skara have been meticulously researched, and are brought to life in striking, compelling detail.
Paperback, 176 pp.