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If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge (Orbis Pictus Honor for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (Awards)) Hardcover – March 9, 2010
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Mike, who had worked with him, brought him to the circle so he could take a look. The answer was simple, but proving it would take money, time and tenacity. "The stones were put up for the ancestors." It was a surreal moment that Mike would probably never forget. Certain things about the stones and the circle weren't up for debate. It was known that the stones were made of sarsen, "a form of stone made from grains of sand that have hardened and bonded to form a tough form of sandstone." (p. 9) The sarsens had been moved from a distance of 18 miles away while the bluestone had traveled an amazing 150 miles. Mike had been once told to "be sensible," but now was not the time. Questions needed to be answered after Ramilisonia made the connection between the stone and the wood. What secrets was this circle holding? What were the mistakes others had made? Would the soils finally give up their secrets?Read more ›
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Great pictures, it was a bigger than I thought it would be! Good for kids and adults.Published 18 months ago by Mathew
Thought I got the level I needed for my grandson (8-12) who is struggling with reading but did not feel the book was divided into paragraphs that worked. Each page was LOADED.Published on July 20, 2013 by Hugh B.