Mammoth Boy A Lad's Epic Journey to Find Mammoths in the Ice Age by John Hart
  

Mammoth Boy A Lad's Epic Journey to Find Mammoths in the Ice Age

Written by John Hart
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RRP £7.49

Synopsis

Mammoth Boy A Lad's Epic Journey to Find Mammoths in the Ice Age by John Hart

It's around 15,000-12,000 BC, the Late Stone Age, and an orphan boy is surviving on the fringes of a hunters' camp. A passion to find mammoths has been ignited in him by Old Mother, the ancient crone who guards the camp fire and cares for him. In his travels to find the mammoths, he is adopted by a mysterious hunchback, Agaratz, who lives alone in a cave and is perhaps the last of a vanished people. Urrell learns survival and instinct as a stone-age hunter as well as gaining insight into the meaning of the cave paintings of deer, bison, mammoths and other creatures. The story culminates in a long journey to the Great Meet of the Clan Groups where rites de passage are held in caves, goods traded and mates secured. Time sometimes slips, and when the powers that Agaratz holds are transferred to Urrell, they will be a match for those of the leader of the rites, the horned shaman and his acolytes. But who will win? Mammoth Boy recreates the semi-magical world of the cave paintings seen through the mind of a boy growing into manhood. It was inspired by an archaelogical course in Spain and will appeal to young adults interested in archaeology and recreative pre-historical fiction.

Reviews

'I found it excellent... It strikes the right note and captures what we can imagine about the spirit of the times. I really enjoyed it!'

About the Author

JOHN HART is a retired lecturer with a varied career background whose imagination was fired by a course in palaeontology and subsequent explorations of caves and excavation work in Northern Spain with Spanish palaeontologists from the University of Salamanca. He is fluent in both Spanish and French.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
240 pages
Interest Age: From 14

Author

John Hart
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Publisher

Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing
www.troubador.co.uk

Publication date

1st June 2012

ISBN

9781780881744


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