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The Clan of the Cave Bear

A Novel

Auel, Jean M.

(Book - 2001)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Clan of the Cave Bear
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An injured and orphaned infant carries within her the seed and hope of mankind in this epic of survival and destiny set at the dawn of prehistory.

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Publisher: New York : Crown, [2001], c1980
Edition: 2001 ed
ISBN: 9780609610978
060961097X
Branch Call Number: FICTION AUEL 2001
Characteristics: 468, 34 p. ;,24 cm

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Auel takes us back to the dawn of mankind and sweeps us up into the amazing and wonderful world of Ayla, one of the most remarkable heroines ever imagined.


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Sep 10, 2014
  • liamata rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Jean Auel is a phenomenol author. The descriptions she writes, whether it be about the settings or characters, are so luscious and full of beautiful word combinations. I learned so much from this book thanks to her commitment to research about the neanderthols. I know much of it has not been proven but it still was so much fun to read. I've found myself wanting to learn more about them because of this book and have even watched a few realated documentaries.

Highly recommended read! You'll fall in love with Ayla.

Favorite book of all time!

Aug 08, 2014
  • awesome_14 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I almost put it down in the first chapter but as soon as I got to the second chapter I couldnt stop reading!
I love this book

Jun 03, 2014
  • persephonejae rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have read this book every year, at least once a year, since I was in 6th grade. It is amazing!

Jul 20, 2012
  • readmorewatchless rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Give it 100 pages and you will be hooked. I have already ordered the rest of the series...yes, that good!

Jul 14, 2012
  • angelstr2188 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this book series. The first book covers more years of Ayla's life than any other. It pulls you in with her struggle to fit in and understand the flatheads who took her in. Her struggles leave you feeling frustrated at the circumstances and need for conformity.
Auel does a great job at describing almost every aspect of nature and what the characters are seeing. At times it can be very repetitive but it makes you remember the aspects of each plant and animal and paints a very precise picture of what she is describing.

Jun 12, 2012
  • sylvesterthekat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a good read; not a masterwork but very entertaining and enjoyable with characters you care about, particularly Ayla.

Jun 06, 2012
  • RandyP rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is interesting and well written; definitely worth reading.

Keep in mind that this series is historical fiction and many of the capabilities and attributes of the neanderthal people are still being debated.

Dec 27, 2011
  • jvanderg rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Highly enjoyable, and seems to be very well researched. Glad I didnt read it as an 11 year old though due to some adult situations.

Aug 20, 2011
  • vishaka1234 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I adore this book and all of the books in this series! The minute I began to read it, I just could not put it down. Not only does it have a great story line but the author has also managed to seamlessly fit in facts! The book has taught me so much about Neanderthals and the development of man yet in an engaging way that did not bore me. I became addicted to this book and have since devoured the rest in the series! Definitely worth reading!

Jul 16, 2011
  • RichardPaul rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The Clan of the Cave Bear ---- by Jean M. Auel c - 2001 ---- Truly this story (#1) is the best of the series and the second book should have been named 'Clan of the Cave bear, part #2'. ---- They are both a good read and you will enjoy them a great deal. ---- Get comfy and dive into the story. ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

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Sep 10, 2014
  • liamata rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

liamata thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Aug 27, 2012
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Jul 17, 2012
  • SpeakTheAbsoluteTruth rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Dec 27, 2011
  • jvanderg rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jul 18, 2011
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Aug 08, 2014
  • awesome_14 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Orphaned at a young age, Ayla grows up with a clan of people very different from her. She faces many problems because of this.

Jun 03, 2014
  • persephonejae rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A novel of an extraordinary person. Ayla was found, almost dead from a cave lion attack, at approximately 5 years old. A cro-magnon child, raised by the vastly different neanderthal people, Ayla learns how to struggle for what she wants even in the face of great hardship. She is a character that all our girls would do well to pattern their behavior after!

Orphaned at a young age, Cro-Magnon Ayla is adopted into a Neanderthal clan.

Earth's Children Book #1

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Aug 08, 2014
  • awesome_14 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"'I'm not dead Broud,' she gestured defiantly. 'I won't die. You can't make me die. You can make me go away, you can take my son away from me, but you can't make me die!'"

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