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5.0 out of 5 stars
Powerful story both boys and girls will love, 25 Feb 2008
We have just read this to our 9-year old daughter and 7-year old son, both of whom were transfixed by the intensity of the narrative, and descriptions of the bronze age community in which the story is set. Although the prose style is more complex than that in books that have been published more recently, this is a book that children will read more than once, and possibly - as in my case - read to their own children in turn. Rereading it as an adult, I found that it hadn't lost any of its original punch, and was still very moving.