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The Clan of the Cave Bear: Earth's Children, Book One

(Book #1 in the Earth's Children Series)

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This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love.Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American ReadThrough... This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

10 ratings

My favorite series!

Spellbinding book series! Every time a new one was released, I read the previous books again first! I recommend this series!!!

Wild and wonderful!

My favorite series. Lost them but for 2, and I have been ordering a hard cover of the ones I don't have. So happy to find them again! I only wish that it never ended.

Absolutely incredible

This series has completely blown me away! I am currently on the last book "The land of painted caves" from this series and I am sad and thrilled at the same time. I really do not want it to end. I have been dedicated to these books for weeks now.

Series by Jean Auel

This entire series is spellbinding, incredibly well written, and researched. The ongoing tale takes us back in time to the end of the Ice Age and convinces us that we are experiencing everything that the story characters do as we develop a feeling of intimacy and understanding for them as their lives unfold. I am in my mid 80's have loved reading for my entire life. This series is as good as it gets from the beginning with Clan of the Cave Bear to the end of the sixth book. I have read and cherish owning them all.

The entire series is amazing.

By far, one of my most favorite series, with a high possibility of being my most favorite series. My father has raved about this series for as long as I can remember, so I finally got him to settle down about it when I found and read all books, the final installment was one that he had not read before, so he was also thrilled. It is a fantastic journey through time, with thick characters and plot lines that keep you turning the page. I highly recommend this to anyone and everyone.

It is one of my everlasting favorites ❤️

Ayla Carves her Path to Humanhood.

This is a marvelous book; it deals with Ice Age and the coexistence of Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon. It is the first volume of a powerful series. Fortunately for Spanish reading public all of them are translated and available. Ms Auel gives the reader a vivid and lucid reconstruction of a long forgotten era. Ayla is a Cro-Magnon orphaned by an earthquake and adopted by a Neanderthal female, from this point on, a strange world unfolds. It's a discovery trip for Ayla and the reader. At the same time allows us a deep insight into "otherness". In a present world that is shrinking and cultural differences arise every minute, Ms Auel's work show the human common traits that make us kin to every other human being, even if it is as distant related as a Neanderthal. Don't miss this experience. Reviewed by Max Yofre.

Una imagen de la edad de piedra

Sumamente interesante, el libro te crea una imagen de como pudo haber sido la vida durante la edad de piedra. Te describe con sumo detalle las personas, sus vestidos, hogares, herramientas y todo el entorno incluyendo flora y fauna. Cuando inicias el libro, no te detienes y quieres leer capitulo tras capitulo para saber como la pequeña huerfana logra sobrevivir a cada peligro en un mundo tan hostil. Este solo libro me impulsó a comprar toda la serie.

Clan of the Cave Bear

I read this book for the first time more than 10 years ago, and I found it fascinating. I have read it again from cover to cover at least twice since then. It is very well researched, and I couldn't put it down. I wish I knew where Ms. Auel got all the information she did on the herbs and plants that she describes in her book, that the characters (Iza and Ayla) use for medicine. Some of them (like the willow bark) I know for a fact were used, and I wonder if all of the other herbs and plants really work the way she describes... Guess I'll have to check on herb and plant books for that matter! In any case, I also read the other books of the series (The Valley of Horses, The Mammoth Hunters and Plains of Passage), and I regularly check to see if Ms. Auel has published another book of this series. Hurry Ms. Auel, there are a lot of us waiting to hear what happened to Ayla.

A really good book

Although this book kind of falls apart if you try to look at it as a realistic view of how human life was 35,000 years ago, If you view it simply as a fantasy novel it turns into a very good book.The story is not especially original (outsider is adopted into a society, big changes start to occur, etc...), but it is carried off very well. But where the book really stands out is in the detailed, sometimes almost too detailed, picture of the world. The author clearly knows the world, the animals, the plants, the conditions exceptionally well, and only rarely does she really go overboard in the detailing of this information.Although at times the structure is kind of awkward, especially when characters are thinking, it is a fascinating, absorbing and hard-to-put-down book with likeable, understandable characters.I definately recommend this book to everyone.

The Clan of the Cave Bear Mentions in Our Blog

The Clan of the Cave Bear in What the Cool Grandmas are Reading
What the Cool Grandmas are Reading
Published by Catie Baldridge • October 25, 2018

As all true book nerds and lovers of literature already know in their souls, reading is a lifelong passion that transcends matter what life throws at you, books will always be there. So, what ends up on the "All-Time Faves" list of someone who’s been reading for seven decades? Thanks to a ThriftBooks employee’s blogger grandma, you’re about find out!

The Clan of the Cave Bear in The Great American Read on PBS
The Great American Read on PBS
Published by Beth Clark • August 03, 2018
The Great American Read is a PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading as the core of an ambitious digital, educational, and community outreach campaign designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books. One hundred books, to be exact, so as promised, here are the next 20!
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