Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews



Kate Riggs
For ages 6 to 8
The Creative Company, 2009   ISBN: 978-1583417119

Long ago the Beaker Folk, a group of people living in southern England, built Stonehenge, a circle of huge stones that was surrounded by a deep ditch. Large sixteen foot tall blocks of sarsen stone from Wales were placed in a circle, and other blocks were placed on top of them. People today still aren’t sure why the Beaker Folk transported the blocks of stones so far, and what the arrangement of the stones means. Some say that Stonehenge was a place of worship, while others think it was some kind of calendar. Stonehenge is still considered a sacred place by people who believe that Stonehenge is a magical or sacred site

Many children are fascinated by ancient ruins, especially when the ruins have a secret that we still do not fully understand. Using a simple yet engaging text, Kate Riggs provides young readers with intriguing information about England’s Stonehenge. Annotated full-color illustrations compliment the text and offer readers the opportunity to see what Stonehenge looks like.

This is one of the titles in the Places of Old series.