(From the publisher):
Dar will soon become a man. He is small for his thirteen years but will shortly receive his manmarks at the clan's initiation ceremony. Dar wonders how this can change a small boy into a man overnight and doubts that he is strong enough to be the great hunter that his clan expects him to be.
Dar lived fifteen thousand years ago in southern France, a time of great creativity. The spear-thrower, a device that enabled a hunter to throw with greater power, was invented during this period. Dar's passion to possess a spear-thrower sends him on a dangerous journey into unknown territory. His understanding of what it means to be a man deepens as he pursues his quest.
Original title: Dar and the Spear-Thrower
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ Prehistoric