Ruth E. Cox
11,000 Years Lostby Peni R. Griffin
This action-packed, fully-imagined time travel book takes a young Texan girl, participating in an archaeological dig, back to the time of the mammoth. There Esther is adopted by a group of mammoth hunters, who teach her to forage for food, make clothes, build fires, and protect
A vivid, exhilarating peek at our prehistoric past, now available in paperback
This action-packed, fully-imagined time travel book takes a young Texan girl, participating in an archaeological dig, back to the time of the mammoth. There Esther is adopted by a group of mammoth hunters, who teach her to forage for food, make clothes, build fires, and protect herself from the megafauna who roam the land-scimitar cats, panthers, and more. Even as she grows attached to her new family and proud of her many skills, Esther searches for a way home.
Ruth E. Cox
- Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.75(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)
- Age Range:
- 10 - 14 Years
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"Traveling through time, Peni Griffin's 11-year-old, or 11,000-year-old protagonist, Esther, explores Pleisctocene Texas during a time when megafauna, not buffalo, roamed. She's the perfect hero for young women -- intelligent, witty, inventive, strong, compassionate. Taken in by a family of hunter-gatherers, Esther struggles to survive, as does her surrogate family, by cooperating and sharing as they travel through a harsh landscape looking for food. And, like my Ayla, Esther looks for a way to return to her own people. This is a trip well worth taking, an altogether enjoyable read, regardless of age."
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11,000 Years Lost by Peni R. Griffin is a wonderfully written book for kids (and adults!). A girl finds an arrow head and soon there is an archaeological dig going and she gets to be there during the summer. The last day they are going to be there, she is looking for anything else so the team will stay and dig more. What she finds is a portal. She finds herself 11,000 years in the past. The story is awesome. The people think she is a star-child and has magic or good luck. She learns first hand how the Clovis people really lived and what life back then was like. The whole time she is looking for another portal back. This book keeps you on your toes. There are surprises constantly, great interactions between the characters, great plot and written so well you feel you are back with her experiencing these things. Great job! I would say this book if for kids about seventh grade or so. It is a long book but worth every page, you don't want it to end. Loved it!