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Clan of the Cave Bear

19 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Jean M. Auel

When her parents are killed by an earthquake, 5-year-old Ayla wanders through the forest completely alone. Cold, hungry, and badly injured by a cave lion, the little girl is as good as gone until she is discovered by a group who call themselves the Clan … see full wiki

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Author: Jean M. Auel
Publisher: Wings
9 reviews about Clan of the Cave Bear
review by . March 23, 2011
After reading "The Land of Painted Caves: A Novel (Earth's Children)," the sixth and last book in Jean Auel's Earth's Children series, and happily catching glimpses of the more human side to her eventually Wonder Woman-esque protagonist, Ayla, I decided to re-explore the original offering, "The Clan of the Cave Bear," to rediscover the roots of my initial fascination with the "Clan" universe. Even after thirty years, "Cave Bear" still maintains its high standing in my world of notable characterizations. …
review by . August 03, 2010
My absolute favorite series of all time!!! Excellent reading/writing, and the books only get better.
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
Many have tried to copy this authors style of "pre-history romance" but none have even come close to this well researched, well written series.
review by . July 11, 2010
An old favorite, the series by Auel was just recently brought back to mind when I found it at the library and reread The Clan of the Cave Bear. I had the entire series up to The Shelters of Stone but unfortunately lost them in Katrina. Between that and my 1st edition collection of Harry Potter hardbacks I still swallow a sniffle. An epic tale, deeply rooted in historical fantasy, the series is a wonderful view of pre-historic man's (woman's) life and a series that I cherished for a long time. While …
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
I love this book, and the rest of the seris. I just wish Ms. Auel didn't take so long to complete the next in the series. I am just dying to know what happens next.
review by . July 03, 2010
The Clan of the Cave Bear is the first of a five book series by Jean M. Auel. It is, to date, my favorite book. If you read the first book, you will not want to stop! Luckily, there are four more thick books that will keep you entertained for a long time! I picked up Clan of the Cave Bear at an outdoor book sale just because...I was not really that interested... Who knew I would fall in love with an entire tribe of prehistoric people?      As someone with a strong interest in …
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Favorite book series ever! everyone should read all 5 books!
review by . September 15, 2000
I first purchased this book nearly 20 years ago, and each time I re-read it I find new and fascinating things within. There is no doubt that this is a meticulously researched and crafted novel, and we all learn to identify with the waif Ayla as she struggles to survive with her new family.However I must say that even though I have read and enjoyed all the books in the series so far (one just has to know how Ayla is faring!), this is by far THE strongest and best. The characterisations are strong, …
review by . April 17, 2000
Pros: Good Story, Super Research     Cons: Very few, hard to pick one out.     I've read Clan of the Cave Bear more than five times which is a pretty good indicator that I like this book. I've taken a lot from it over the years, and my perception of it has changed as I myself have grown and changed.      When I first read this book, back when my children were small, I found it to be a good story with excitement and adventure. It seemed …
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