A series of tales from primitive caveman times. A boy, initially thrown out of his tribe for clumsiness turns out to be a genius on the level of Einstein, Newton, Galileo, Pythagoras. His inventions eventually lead his people to better lives.
The followup to “Bonesetter.” In this second story Pell’s become a young man, and the tale follows his development as a brilliant inventor of ancient technologies. New tools that markedly improve the lives of his fellow humans. Despite the awe his ideas engender in those around him, he remains humble and commits himself to helping those in need—even those he doesn’t like.
This is the third book in the Bonesetter series, a pre-historical account of Pell, a boy in a primitive society who learns to "set bones." In this third story he’s become the de facto leader of the Cold Springs tribe, though he still resists the mantle. The tale follows his invention of such things as the spear thrower, chimney and the beginnings of agriculture.