Search Results: "Jean M. Auel"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SHELTERS OF STONE by Jean M. Auel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2002

"Her fans can swim through this behemoth and hope that the next volume doesn't take 12 years."
Fifth volume in the Earth's Children series, begun with Clan of the Cave Bear, with 34 million copies worldwide. Read full book review >

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THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR by Jean M. Auel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1980

"But it's all written with nerveless esprite admirable scenery, swell sex, convincing artifacts and survival modese and, when clubbed on by heavy publisher advertising, this first novel (first of six in a projected early-man series) may well prove curiously primitive enough to catch on in a big way."
If you hopped along with Watership Down or whooped it up with Hanta Yo, you might just go for this startling novelty item which, like a statuette of Venus de Milo with a clock in her stomach, unites the informative with a livelier art: anthropological speculations about the Ice Age illustrated by the odyssey of a remarkably sophisticated Clan of Neanderthals and their Cro-Magnon foundling, Ayla. Read full book review >

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THE VALLEY OF HORSES by Jean M. Auel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1982

"But, though this has less tribal texture than Cave Bear, the anthropological details and the hard-core sex again make an earthy combination—so Ayla followers can probably be expected to return for more Stone Age action."
Remember Ayla, the Cro-Magnon orphan who was raised by a tribe of less-evolved Neanderthals in Clan of the Cave Bear (1980)? Read full book review >

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THE PLAINS OF PASSAGE by Jean M. Auel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1990

"Bound for best-seller glory."
By this time, followers of the adventures of Ayla—Annie Oakley-cum-Edison-cum-Joyce Brothers of the Ice Age—have presumably overcome amusement at the nutty anachronisms of the dialogue and Cro-Magnon pop-psych ("You have a right to be angry. Read full book review >

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THE MAMMOTH HUNTERS by Jean M. Auel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 1985

"A biggie."
Book Three in the adventures of Ayla-of-the-Ice Age, the Cro-Magnon Phi Beta who is raised (and cast out by) Neanderthal "flatheads." Read full book review >

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THE LAND OF PAINTED CAVES by Jean M. Auel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2011

"We'll hope to see more, magic mushrooms or no."
Auel, of Clan of the Cave Bear fame, adds a sixth volume to her Earth's Children series, just over 30 years after the first appeared. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2009

"Insightful and provocative, but repetitive."
The co-authors of a headline-making 2007 study of college students' growing self-centeredness take a comprehensive look at the rise of narcissism in American culture and the resulting incivility, exhibitionism and celebrity obsession. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Bibliography; museum list; index. (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Under a title that's a candidate for most outrageous pun of the year, a respected scholar of children's literature and education celebrates a distinctive style of regional dress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Meaning(s) of Life by M
NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 2014

"A highly relatable, accessible popular-science book."
A sharp, highly scientific book about the intersection of evolutionary biology and the meaning of life. Read full book review >

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TEN LITTLE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS by Jean Marzollo
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Teachers and librarians will find this a good fit for story hours about counting or Christmas presents, although its trim size limits its use to smaller audiences. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Marzollo, the author of the clever rhymes in the I Spy series, offers a reverse counting book for toddlers and preschoolers. Read full book review >

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DANIEL IN THE LION’S DEN by Jean Marzollo
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"2004). (Nonfiction. 3-8)"
Marzollo, author of the I Spy series, here turns her hand to illustration as well in the first of a new series of Bible story retellings for young children. Read full book review >