A Review of “The Seer’s Stone”

The front cover for 'The Seer's Stone'
The front cover for ‘The Seer’s Stone’

I finally got a review on Amazon.co.uk, and it’s lovely.

stars-5FROM 8 to 80 +
By C. Fischer on 4 Jun. 2015
We bought Sheila Crosby’s book, The Seer’s Stone, for my daughter-in-law who occasionally works with children and the night sky. This book, with its enticing illustrations and title caught my eye. But mostly because I wanted to read it my self before I gave it up! I am 84 years old and can give great praise to this read that I could not put down until I reached the last page. It is chock full of stories and folklore of La Palma and opens the imagination. It is a children’s story but appropriate for any age, to read or be read to, satisfying a short attention span, while informing and entertaining. I especially enjoyed the story about the Halley’s comet panic that ruled the earth. It triggered a recollection my father told me of the1908 Siberia Explosion caused by what they thought was an icy fragment of a comet that frightened many as well. So many of Ms Crosby’s stories have the stimulation of memory or curiosity and the desire to find out more! A most enjoyable book—George Fischer

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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  1. A great review! Sounds as though that copy might well reach a lot of children and get them interested.

    I totally agree that the stories could appeal to people of any age.

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