Birge Tetzner & Karl Uhlenbrock

Fred in the Ice Age

Fire Magic

Fred has already travelled to many countries and past cultures. He would never have thought that his next adventure would be in Germany of all places. During a cave tour in the Swabian Alb, a spark of fire whisks him through time: to a past 40,000 years ago!

How did people live back then? His new friend Bo and his sister Lu show him. Fred learns about the dangers lurking in the Ice Age when he accompanies them through the barren wilderness. Suddenly they come face to face with a cave lion as big as they are! And Bo has never aimed his spear at anything but a bush …


Ultramar Media

Middle Grade Fiction – Historic Fiction

Original title: Fred in der Eiszeit. Der Feuerzauber
Age 9+
208 pp | € 22
hc | 175 x 250 mm
Publication: Sept 2022

Author: Birge Tetzner
Illustrator: Karl Uhlenbrock

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“It’s not only the gripping story, which is repeatedly enriched with facts and lots of interesting information, that inspires.
It’s also the atmospheric pictures that give a great impression of what life was like back then.” – Kilifü – Almanach der Kinderliteratur 2022/23

“All in all, a very readable Stone Age novel in typical Fred style with ingenious illustrations that purposefully condense the atmosphere. Not only Fred fans will enjoy this novel, which has been meticulously researched and designed with attention to detail. The well thought-out interlocking infotainment concept – i.e. a mixture of narratology and factual information – is once again a success. This book is especially recommended to all teachers who are looking for suitable class reading for pupils aged 10 and over. Of course, this also applies to all others who are enthusiastic about the Stone Age, because the proven duo Birge Tetzner and Karl Uhlenbrock lead the readership authentically and with much passion through the Stone Age world.” – Michael Stierstorfer,

“The story is excitingly and engagingly told and its educational character is further emphasised by the numerous explanations and notes in the margins. The expressive colourful drawings and the successful cover are a work of art in themselves, reflect the events impressively and are an additional enrichment. The money for the volume is well spent. Recommended for all, especially for school libraries.” – Sybille Mohnhoff, ekz Bibliotheksservice

“This book inspires through action and qualified information and has what it takes to arouse lasting interest in our prehistory and archaeology.” – niewel44, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Jugendliteratur und Medien der GEW (AJuM)

“This vividly told Ice Age story leaves intense impressions and is a well-done introduction to the period worth reading for readers aged 10 and up.” – Helmut Eggl, Sankt Michaelsbund


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