Friday, January 21, 2011

If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge by Marc Aronson

If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge (National Geographic Kids)Aronson, Marc, If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge. National Geographic, 2010. INFORMATION.

Who really built Stonehenge? What secrets does the structure hold? Why did people 4,500 years ago drag 35-ton rocks mile after mile and tehn align them with the sun on two special days of the year? For centuries, Stonehenge has been a puzzle many have looked into. As a boy, marc Aronson was obsessed with this very structure as well. Growing up near it, he longed to be an archaeologist and dig into Stonehenge more deeply than anyone else had ever before. This is his story and what he discovered.

A fascinating non-fiction book about an even more fascinating structure. The images and text present themselves well and do a great job of painting answers to an age-old mystery. The research is well-done. This book would make an excellent addition to anyone’s collection as well as a good supplement to history classes’ discussion of Stonehenge and/or the time period in which it was built. Readers who like Stonehenge, England, non-fiction, and archaeology will more than likely enjoy devouring this book from cover to cover. EL (4-6), MS. ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian.

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