11,000 Years Lost

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Harry N. Abrams, Feb 21, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 331 pages
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A vivid, exhilarating peek at our prehistoric past, now available in paperback
This action-packed, fully-imagined time travel book takes a young Texan girl, participating in an archaeological dig, back to the time of the mammoth. There Esther is adopted by a group of mammoth hunters, who teach her to forage for food, make clothes, build fires, and protect herself from the megafauna who roam the land-scimitar cats, panthers, and more. Even as she grows attached to her new family and proud of her many skills, Esther searches for a way home.
Praise for "11,000 Years Lost"
A Texas Bluebonnet Award suggested read for 2006-2007
"A vivid and engrossing picture of Pleistocene society...Griffin draws on her careful research to invent the past with a specificity beyond an archaeologist's wildest dreams."--"Archaeology Magazine"
"Esther's adventures in the messy world of late Ice Age Texas provide a compelling and believable read. Likable characters populate a fully realized world." --"Kirkus"
"An exciting peek into the distant past." --"Booklist"
"A unique, superior contribution to speculative adventure fiction, Ether's survival story is an emotionally satisfying, well-crafted read."--"The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"

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User Review  - Vici - Goodreads

I love this book. Read it in something like the fourth grade because I had a high reading level and devoured books like most kids my age devoured candy. I thought it was awesome. I picked it up again ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gladdys Anuran - Goodreads

The Best. I've been looking for this for about 3 years now. I read and borrowed this on our library. When I again, decided to borrow it, it went missing. I forgot the name of the author of this book ... Read full review


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Peni R. Griffin is the author of numerous books for young readers, including "Switching Well," which was named an ALA Notable Book and a Best Book for Young Adults. Ms. Griffin lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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