"Charlie & Spud in the Stone Age is a wonderful way of introducing children to some of this history, and I hope it will help inspire them to learn more about their Island. Understanding our Island's varied and unique past helps children to make sense of where they live and grow up, fostering a strong sense of place, identity and belonging"
The Charlie & Spud series aims to teach Children about Jersey's vibrant and unique history.
Commissioned by the Island Identity project, the books are authored by local author Penny Byrne, after the project identified an opportunity for further accessible ways for children to learn about their local history.
With help from Jersey Heritage, Société Jersiaise and the Children, Young People, Education and Skills department, the books are historically accurate and closely aligned with the primary school curriculum.
The books are available to buy from Penny's website and across the Island at heritage sites and local businesses, including The Trading Point, The Harbour Gallery, and at Jersey Post office at Rue des Pres and Broad Street. All profits from sales of Charlie & Spud in the Stone Age and Charlie & Spud and the Corn Riots will be reinvested into the next book in the series.
To reach as many local children as possible, multiple copies of each book have been donated to each of the Islands' primary school.
Penny is available to read and provide workshops to all schools on island. To organise, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly.