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Secret of the Stone Circle

by Judith Silverthorne

Secret of the Stone Circle

Emily travels to Scotland to see her father and to learn more about her family's history. She also journeys far back in time, with the help of a magical mirror.

Emily Bradford travels to Scotland to learn more about her family's history – and to see her father for the first time since her parents split up. She also journeys far back in time, with the help of a magical mirror.

Twelve-year-old Emily wants to trace her family's roots and get to know her father, David, again. She even wonders if she can help her parents get back together.

Something leads her to take along a 700-year-old mirror, inherited from her grandmother. A face appears in the mirror – a woman from the time the mirror was made. She asks Emily to find her lost child.

Emily soon discovers that she's related to many in the village. She finds the house her great-grandparents lived in, and learns why they came to Canada. But she's no closer to finding the lost child.

Finally, the mirror helps Emily travel in time, to an ancient battle at the stone circle of Aikey Brae. As warriors with claymores slay people all around her, she helps save the life of Kiresz, a child who will grow up to be one of her ancestors.

She also understands that her parents won't get back together, but both of them will continue to love her.


7.5" x 5.25" 192 pages
$8.95 CDN; $8.95 USD
E-Book Price
Juvenile Novel Paper 9+
Judith Silverthorne
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About the Author

Judith Silverthorne is a multiple-award winning Regina-based writer. She is the author of seven novels for young readers with Coteau books, including: The Secret of Sentinel RockThe Secret of the Stone HouseDinosaur HideoutDinosaur BreakoutDinosaur Stakeout and Dinosaur Blackout. Her latest title, The Secret of the Stone Circle, is being released in spring 2010.

Two of her novels for young readers have won the Saskatchewan Book Award for Children's Literature. Her titles have received the "Our Choice" designation from the Canadian Children's Book Centre, while her first book, The Secret of Sentinel Rock, was also nominated for the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Writing for Young People.

As a freelance writer, she has written several hundred articles and columns for newspapers and magazines. During the last few years she has also worked as an editor, researcher, curator, scriptwriter, and a television documentary producer. She also does writing workshops and film classes, and does extensive author presentations and workshops.

Judith Silverthorne has lived most of her life in Saskatchewan, in both urban and rural settings, and it is the source of much of her material. She has recently returned from extensive travelling and teaching English to foreign students and currently teaches at the Centre for Continuing Education, University of Regina and is a regular contributor to numerous publications, including Regina's Fine Lifestyles. Visit Judith Silverthorne online at judithsilverthorne.ca or dinosaurbooks4kids.com


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