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The Earth's Children Series 6-Book Bundle: The Clan of the Cave Bear, The Valley of Horses, The Mammoth Hunters, The Plains of Passage, The Shelters of Stone, The Land of Painted Caves
     

The Earth's Children Series 6-Book Bundle: The Clan of the Cave Bear, The Valley of Horses, The Mammoth Hunters, The Plains of Passage, The Shelters of Stone, The Land of Painted Caves

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by Jean M. Auel
 
A literary phenomenon, Jean M. Auel’s prehistoric odyssey is one of the best-loved sagas of our time. Employing meticulous research and the consummate artistry of a master storyteller, Auel paints a vivid panorama of the dawn of modern humans. Through Ayla, an orphaned girl who grows into a beautiful and courageous young woman, we are swept up in the harsh and

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A literary phenomenon, Jean M. Auel’s prehistoric odyssey is one of the best-loved sagas of our time. Employing meticulous research and the consummate artistry of a master storyteller, Auel paints a vivid panorama of the dawn of modern humans. Through Ayla, an orphaned girl who grows into a beautiful and courageous young woman, we are swept up in the harsh and beautiful Ice Age world, home to the Clan of the Cave Bear. Now, for the first time, all six novels in the Earth’s Children® series are available in one convenient eBook bundle:
 
THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR
THE VALLEY OF HORSES
THE MAMMOTH HUNTERS
THE PLAINS OF PASSAGE
THE SHELTERS OF STONE
THE LAND OF PAINTED CAVES
 
A natural disaster leaves a young girl wandering alone in an unfamiliar and dangerous land until she is found by a woman of the Clan, people very different from her own kind. To them, blond, blue-eyed Ayla looks peculiar and ugly—she is one of the Others, those who have moved into their ancient homeland; but Iza cannot leave the girl to die and takes her with them. Iza and Creb, the old Mog-ur, grow to love her, and as Ayla learns the ways of the Clan and Iza’s way of healing, most come to accept her. But the brutal and proud youth who is destined to become the Clan’s next leader sees Ayla’s differences as a threat to his authority. He develops a deep and abiding hatred for the strange girl of the Others who lives in their midst, and is determined to get his revenge.
 
Praise for the Earth’s Children® series
 
“Auel is a highly imaginative writer. She humanizes prehistory and gives it immediacy and clarity.”The New York Times Book Review
 
“Storytelling in the grand tradition . . . From the violent panorama of spring on the steppes to musicians jamming on a mammoth-bone marimba, Auel’s books are a stunning example of world building. They join the short list of books, like James Clavell’s Shogun and Frank Herbert’s Dune, that depict exotic societies so vividly that readers almost regard them as ‘survival manuals.’ ”Vogue
 
“Jean Auel has established herself as one of our premier storytellers. . . . Her narrative skill is supreme.”Chicago Tribune
 
“Pure entertainment at its sublime, wholly exhilarating best.”Los Angeles Times
 
“Readers who fell in love with little Ayla will no doubt revel in her prehistoric womanhood.”People
 
“Lively and interesting, enhanced greatly by the vividly colored backdrop of early humanity . . . Auel is a prodigious researcher.”The Washington Post Book World
 
“Among modern epic spinners, Auel has few peers. . . . She deftly creates a whole world, giving a sense of the origins of class, ethnic, and cultural differences that alternately divide and fascinate us today.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345546005
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/18/2013
Series:
Earth's Children
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
4528
Sales rank:
49,864
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Jean M. Auel is an international phenomenon. Her Earth’s Children® series have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide and includes The Clan of the Cave Bear, The Valley of Horses, The Mammoth Hunters, The Plains of Passage, The Shelters of Stone, and The Land of Painted Caves. Her extensive research has earned her the respect of archaeologists and anthropologists around the world. She has honorary degrees from five universities and was named an Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government’s Ministry of Culture. She lives with her husband, Ray, in Oregon.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Portland, Oregon
Date of Birth:
February 18, 1936
Place of Birth:
Chicago, Illinois
Education:
M.B.A., University of Portland, 1976
Website:
http://www.randomhouse.com/features/auel

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The Earth's Children Series 6-Book Bundle: The Clan of the Cave Bear, The Valley of Horses, The Mammoth Hunters, The Plains of Passage, The Shelters o 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
jukelley More than 1 year ago
I read the first 5 of these books years ago. I've purchased the 6th but haven't read it yet. I wanted to go back and read the others again first. However, they are so long, that I doubt I will do it. On the upside, each of the first 5 replay a lot of the previous books to catch you up. I found that annoying as I read them in order, back to back. I understand it a good bit more after waiting 10 years for this last book to come out! The only negative thing that I can say about the first 5 books is the repetition. These books are very long, but worth every single second. I did find myself skipping over parts of each book that did a recap of previous books, but outside of that, the books read fast and do not feel nearly as long as they look in hard copy. The story is beautifully written with characters that come alive. The is a must read series, in my opinion
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story that is very different from what I've read before. I love the characters, the writing is great, and the author definitely did her research.  It's so addicting, I can't stop reading it.  I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characters, interesting stories, facinating setting, but poor writing. Every book rehashes every event from the previous books, so that the final book is only about 30 pages of actual story. Still, Id recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first three books are amazing . The last 3 not.
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This series has become an old friend, something I pick up and re-read over and over. I keep waiting for another addition to the series. Please tell us there is more to learn about Ayla.
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I read most of the books in this series in high school and it has long been a favorite series. She is a master story teller and posses such a vivid imagination. I'm excited to find this digital version and the whole series through once again.
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over all the books were great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We have seven clans in the whole rp world: ThunderClan, WindClan, RiverClan, ShadowClan, BreezeClan (for winged cats) PearlClan (for mercats) and, of course, StarClan. I would make everything much less complicated.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HEL!L NO! PPL WORK TO HARD WHATS WRONG WITH U