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Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth's Children, Bk 1)
Clan of the Cave Bear - Earth's Children, Bk 1
Author: Jean M. Auel
Here is a saga of a people who call themselves the Clan of the Cave Bear; how they lived; the animals they hunted; the great totems they revered. But mostly it is the story of Ayla, the girl they found and raised, who was not like them. To the Clan, her fair looks make her different–ugly. And she has odd ways: she laughs, she cries, she ha...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780517542026
ISBN-10: 0517542021
Publication Date: 5/4/1980
Pages: 468
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4.5 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: Crown
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth's Children, Bk 1) on + 15 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
[i]The Clan of the Cave Bear[/i] is the first in Jean Auels [i]Earths Children[/i] series, and its an exciting way to begin. The book is a coming-of-age story for a young girl, Ayla, living during the Ice Age who is orphaned during an Earthquake. Ayla is adopted by The Clan of the Cave Bear, although she clearly is not Clan, as she looks, acts, and communicates very differently. The story is clearly a work of fantasy, as there are obvious factual inaccuracies; however, the quality of Auels writing makes it easy to become absorbed in the story and forget reality.

Aylas tale is on of moving from childhood to adulthood, Auel masterfully weaves vivid details about the setting, while keeping the reader engaged in the plot. Each character in the novel goes through his or her own individual struggle because of Aylas difference, yet because of the Auels writing style, it is easy for the reader to understand why each character is faced with difficult choices, rather than automatically siding with the main character. There is also depth to the descriptions that Auel uses, which makes it easy to understand the love between Ayla and her adopted parentsCreb and Izathe intensity of Brouds hatred toward Ayla, and the heart wrenching pain that is inflicted upon her.

Overall, the book is a fairly easy, but very captivating read.
reviewed Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth's Children, Bk 1) on + 19 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This book is so good I could not put it down, had to read it nonstop in a weekend-just to see what happens in the clan next! This writer is like you are really there living in this clan with these people. Now I know after resting my eyes and getting a few chores done-that in the next 2 days I will be drawn to the 2nd book in the series. Written in a seriously compelling way and the rich descriptive narrative ,the most enjoyable reading. Wow!!!!
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Helpful Score: 4
I read a lot of books and this was one of my favorites. The story stays with you for many years. It is rich in detail of how the earth was after the ice age. The rest of the books have great discriptions also. All in all, it's a great series of one woman's struggles and journey to find her people.
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Helpful Score: 3
I enjoyed this first book of the series. I read it long ago however rereading it, well it was like a new story. I knew what had to happen but all the details were like new. I highly recommend reading it again for those that read it before. The main character is wonderfully developed. There is so much detail about the countryside it made it feel very real.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a epic you cant miss, even if it isn't in the genre that you normally read. This series is captivation-every last one in the series. Jean Auel's writting is so fluid, you forget your reading a book and are there. My favorite series! Don't miss this one.
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Excellent Book. One of my Favorite Series.
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Excellent! One of my favorie books.

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Ayla (Primary Character)
Creb- The Mog-ur (Major Character)
Iza- Medicine Woman (Major Character)
Brun- Clan Leader (Major Character)
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