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Sales, Gemma and Michael Vaidis. (1992) 1992. Noune, Child of Prehistory. translated from the French Noune, l'enfant de la Préhistoire. illustrated by Gemma Sales. [28] pp. Vic-en-Bigorre, France. MSM.*

Noune is a small boy who lives with Pah and Mah, his parents, and Malina, his sister, at the foot of the big cliff, where herds of reindeer graze. In the School of Life, to the rhythm of the seasons and in contact with Nature, he learns, by observing, how to light a fire, to sew clothes, to hunt, to fish... He helps with the decoration of the big cave where the paintings, so alive and colorful, fascinate him... It takes place 17,000 years ago...
Sampson, Derek. 1971. Grump and the Hairy Mammoth. illustrated by Simon Stern. 96 pp. Read Aloud Books, Methuen Young Books. ISBN: 0416083706.
Grump the caveman is always at loggerheads with Herman, the hairy mammoth. He usually wins their encounters - but more by luck than judgement.

_____. 1973. Grump Strikes Back. illustrated by Simon Stern. 96 pp. Read Aloud Books, Methuen Young Books. ISBN: 0416779107.

Grump is an Ice Age caveman, a rather thin and funny one. He finds life difficult in the ice and snow, and matters aren't improved by Herman the hairy mammoth. But Herman often helps Grump make the important discoveries which, quite by accident, end all his adventures.

_____. 1986. Grump and that Mammoth Again. illustrated by Simon Stern. 96 pp. Read Aloud Books, Methuen Young Books. ISBN: 0416506909.


"Trunk off, trug nose! Why can't you ever leave me in peace?"
They're back, Grump the grumpy caveman with a face like a knobbly potato and a body like a broken umbrella, and Herman, his huge hairy companion.
Grouchy Grump only has time for his inventions but Herman loves him just the same.

_____. 1987. Grump Goes Galumphing. illustrated by Simon Stern. 96 pp. Read Aloud Books, Methuen Young Books. ISBN: 041607202X.

_____. 1989. Grump's Great Mammoth Hunt. illustrated by Simon Stern. 96 pp. Read Aloud Books, Methuen Young Books. ISBN: 0416136028.

Sanders, Carol. 1999. Natural Choices. e-book: Microsoft Word downloadable version, A White Eage Press Online Publication. ISBN: 0-9707250-0-0.*
Events of the prehistoric past and the present collide on a northwest Pennsylvania dairy farm, and an ancient accident echoes in the modern-day world of Martha Wolf . Her hired man, the enigmatic Logan Kolchek, is the self-designated protector of the rock shelter occupied by Paleo-Indian hunters who left evidence of its periodic use and exquisite rock carvings depicting a terrifying hunting accident. "Natural Choices" is based on the archaeology, geology and dramatic climate changes along the southern shore of the eastern Great Lakes. The story is of two time periods - the present and 11,000 years ago. The issues of the declining family farm in America and archaeology versus the repatriation of Native American remains and artifacts are woven into a saga of ancient and modern people living close to the earth. A vision for the future sharing of the wisdom of the ancients through virtual archaeology over the Internet is the book's high tech climax. more at: whiteeaglepress.com
Sanders, Warren E. [1899-1956] (pseudonym for F(rederick) Orlin Tremaine (?)). 1933. The Memory Stream. in: Amazing Stories 8 (April 1933): 54-59.

"...about an experiment that allows a modern couple to voyage "up" the stream of racial memory to experience the violent thrills of Paleolithic sexual politics." Nicholas Ruddick, "The Fire in the Stone
Sarabande, William (pseudonym for Joan Lesley Hamilton Cline). 1986. Wolves of the Dawn. 453 pp. 18 cm, New York. Bantam Books. ISBN: 0553258028 (pbk.).*
As the Stone Age slowly gives way to the age of Bronze, a proud warrior clan faces the challenge of a new life in an alien land. Led by the great chieftain Fomor, once called the Wolf of the Western Tribes, the clan MacLir knows the limits of stone against the strange new weapons of their sworn enemy, Nemed MacAgnomian. And so the people of the Ax have settled in the fens of Albion, exchanging flint weapons for farm implements, trading the ways of the warrior for the path of peace. But prosperity has not followed on the heels of their decision, and many in the clan urge their lord to become the Wolf once more... or threaten to rise up against him. It is Fomor's firstborn son, Balor, headstrong, and defiant, who receives the sign of the gods that the time of the Wolf is at hand — as the cruel Nemed and his raiders sail toward Albion's shores to wipe the clan MacLir from the face of the earth. And it is Balor who will take up the forbidden sword Retaliator to avenge the past....

_____. 1987. Beyond the Sea of Ice. The First Americans Book 1. 373 pp. 17.5 cm, pbk, New York. Bantam. ISBN: 0553268899 (0-553-26889-0).*


When humans first walked the world, when nature ruled the earth and sky, a proud tribe is threatened by a series of horrifying natural disasters. A bold young hunter named Torka, who lost his wife and child to a killer mammoth, leads the survivors, over the glacial tundra on a desperate eastward odyssey to save their clan. Through attacks of savage animals and encounters with strangers not unlike themselves, they must brave the hardships of a foreign landscape and learn to live in an exotic new world of mystery and danger. Toward the land where the sun rises they must travel, beyond the Sea of Ice, toward a new day for their clan -- and an awesome future for the Americans.

_____. 1988. Corridor of Storms. The First Americans Book 2. 423 pp. New York. Bantam Books. ISBN: 0553271598 (pbk).*


The thrilling saga of adventure continues, as Torka, Lonit and Karana travel into the land where the sun rises, into a world of danger and hardship. It is a fierce land, roamed by unfamiliar animals and shared by wild peoples whose vision of the future is not always theirs. To survive in the New World, to carve out new lives in the shadow of the highest mountains they have ever seen, the small band must learn the ways of their enemies ... while joining ranks with their allies. The wisdom of Umak's magic has given way to the courage and will of his grandson Torka, for new times demand fresh dreams. But it will be his adopted son Karana who will truly challenge the future, as the brave young boy grows to manhood and sees with his mind's eye where the sun's light has led them -- to the dawn of man on the American continent.

_____. 1989. Forbidden Land. The First Americans Book 3. 434 pp. 18 cm, New York. Bantam Books. ISBN: 0553282069 (pbk.).*


The great hunter Torka has led a group of survivors across a frozen sea. Now he is their proud headman, a leader who defies the old ways. For this, the will of the tribe turns against him -- and he must act quickly to save his children from those who would see them killed.
Together with his family and a small band of faithful followers, Torka and his wife Lonit strike out on a dangerous journey to an unknown land feared by all men... the forbidden land. With supreme courage they will struggle against its savagery, its strange creatures, and ancient mystical beliefs to build a future worthy of a noble people... worthy of Americans.

_____. 1990. Walkers of the Wind. The First Americans Book 4. 420 pp. 18 cm, New York. Bantam Books. ISBN: 0553285793 (pbk).*


Following the trek of the wooly mammoth, the great hunter Torka leads a brave band of survivors across the Arctic tundra. But his leadership is threatened from within by a deadly rivalry between the handsome twins Umak and Manaravak for the love of a beautiful, sensual girl, and without by a mysterious creature called the wanawut, whose howling awakens primitive and terrifying fears. Now, as a firestorm races across the frost-brittle land, Torka and his faithful woman, Lonit, must begin a dangerous odyssey to the home of the wind -- a dark and forbidding region from which no human has ever returned.

_____. 1991. The Sacred Stones. The First Americans Book 5. 580 pp. 18 cm, New York. Bantam Books. ISBN: 055329105X (pbk).*


As the massive glaciers fade and the wild seas rise, the warm grasslands of the Americas bring prosperity to the gentle People of the Red World, followers of the Great Ghost Spirit, the white mammoth. But farther north where the harsh dry winds howl, another nation, the People of the Watching Star, are enmeshed with legends of an evil shaman and the man-eating monster called the wanawut. Relentlessly they have hunted the mammoth to near extinction. Now as raiders and ravagers they are coming south, to invade the villages of the People of the Red World. All that can prevent the murder of innocents and the final slaughter of the mammoth is a young boy shaman to whom the animals speak, a man whose strength equals his conviction, and a woman who hopes that, beyond violence and cruelty, humankind will recognize a strange power -- the force of love.

_____. 1992. Thunder in the Sky. The First Americans Book 6. 455 pp. 18 cm, New York. Bantam Books. ISBN: 0553291068 (pbk.).*

The grassy Great Plains shake with thunder, and deadly tornadoes whirl down from storm clouds as the First Americans begin the battle that will determine which peoples -- the savage or the gentle -- will shape the future of humankind. On one side is the young shaman Cha-kwena, who has led his tiny band along the trail made by a magnificent white mammoth, the totem he believes will lead the People to a land of safety and abundance. But they are pursued by enemies, a race of vicious and relentless hunters who want to steal Cha-kwena's magic, kill his sacred mammoth, and possess his passionate woman.

_____. 1993. The Edge of the World. The First Americans Book 7. 465 pp. 18 cm, New York. Bantam Books. ISBN: 055356028x (pbk.).*

Following their destiny into an unknown land took more than courage--it demanded a belief in a future they would never see, a certainty that braving a path no human had ever taken was their only choice. Now, in a time of mystery and magic, when all they had protected the People from their enemies for the eons of prehistory seemed to be vanishing along with the animals they once hunted, the young shaman Cha-kwena must break a terrifying taboo, estranging him from his woman and his tribe. Driven by a vision, he vows to follow the forbidden trail of the mammoth to where the fate of his kind will be known: extinction or the possibility of a land where all their dreams may become real.

_____. 1995. Shadow of the Watching Star. The First Americans Book 8. 495 pp. 18 cm, New York. Bantam Books. ISBN: 0553560298 (pbk.).*

Ravaged by tribal fighting, cursed by their enemies, abandoned by their sacred spirits, the People wander, hungry and desperate, across a frozen and forbidding land. The leader who guided them, the vision that inspired them, the magic that moved them -- all have vanished from their midst. Far away, across a sea of ice, alone and desolate, the young shaman Cha-kwena must make a fateful choice. While he yearns to return to his loved ones, he is sworn to protect the sacred herd of mammoth, the last of their kind. The path he now takes will determine the future of his race: whether they will perish in savage conflict or flourish in a new age of bounty and hope.

_____. 1996. Face of the Rising Sun. The First Americans Book 9. 486 pp. 18 cm, New York. Bantam Books. ISBN: 0553560301 (pbk.).*

A warmer sun fills the sky as the great Ice Age is ending and a new and savage epoch descends upon the land. Warakan, son of war chiefs and spirit masters, wanders alone in the primeval forest, searching for the mysterious great white mammoth and the totemic power it can give him. He escaped into the wilderness as a boy and has now become a man, torn between his yearning for peace and companionship -- and his desire for blood and vengeance. Under the shadowing wings of a golden eagle he is about to fulfill his destiny.

_____. 1998. Time Beyond Beginning. The First Americans Book 10. 496 pp. 17 cm, pbk, New York. Bantam Books. ISBN: 0553579061.*

The youngest son af an aging hunt chief, Ne'gauni is a brash, untested youth when he is betrayed and left to die by those closest to his heart. Gravely wounded, he is certain that the forces of Creation have abandoned him forever. But Ne'gauni is taken in by the last two members of a race of forest people, who nurture and heal him before teaching him to use an extraordinary new weapon. Soon Ne'gauni is a hardened warrior. With Mowea-qua, the legendary wolf woman, he sets out on a perilous journey... toward a prophecy that is about to be fulfilled in blood.

_____. 2000. Spirit Moon. 464 pp. New York. Bantam Books. ISBN: 0553579096 (pbk.).*

As the Age of Ice ends, the People must follow a new path for survival. Led by their powerful headman Tôrnârssuk, they begin a treacherous journey to the Great River of the White Whales, where they hope to hunt, trade, and reunite with friendly tribes. But a young shaman has foreseen a sign of doom. Tôrnârssuk is filled with grave doubts. A fierce wildfire, a blood-red moon, and rumors of a great white mammoth could foretell the death of the People. Tôrnârssuk also faces treachery from both within and without his clan. There are those who believe he has lost his ability as headman. Even as he leads his people through danger, an enemy is waiting for him with a plan that could break not only Tôrnârssuk but the uneasy truce that exists between the northern Inuits and the forest dwellers. Soon clan could turn against clan, and brother against brother, in the bitterest struggle for survival.
Sayles, Ted (Dr. E.B.) and Mary Ellen Stevens. 1960. Throw Stone, The First American Boy. illustrated by Barton Wright. (see also: Little Cloud). 142 pp. Chicago. Reilly and Lee. (London, Andre Deutsch 1962. as Throw Stone of the Arctic; 2nd US 1963) *
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"The decision is made. We will leave our homes and make new ones far away to the south where the animals live."
With the Grandfather's words, Throw Stone and his family begin to prepare for one of the most amazing journeys ever taken — a journey made 25,000 years ago. Because of the increasingly bitter cold of the Ice Age, the animals who were the food of these Arctic dwellers were moving south, and the people faced the choice of either following them into the wild uncharted land we now call America or — starving! They take up the challenge of the journey, and the 'Land Where the Sun Lives' is finally reached, but not until many days and many adventures are behind them.
Schaefer, Grace Anne. 2004. The New Day Dawns. 456 pp. pbk, Gaslight Publishing. ISBN: 0975479601.
In the ancient days before the Ancestors kept the stories, the People of the Frozen Earth lived in the vast wasteland that is now called Siberia. Seeking a better life, they moved south across the land bridge into a New World, traveling through what are today Alaska and Canada. Just under two thousand years ago, this semi-nomadic People settled in the basin between the foothills at the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains and the flat tableland of the Western Great Plains in the area now known as Wyoming, Montana, and the Dakotas. Strong and proud, they lived, loved, hated, laughed, cried, and died in the fullness of Mother Life's time.
Schick, Alice and Joel Schick. 1978. Just this once. 43 pp. 24 cm, Philadelphia. Lippincott. ISBN: 0397318030. 0397318049 pbk..*
Og and Glok and their children Tad and Jen lived in a cave high on a hill. The other families lived huddled together at the edge of the lake. They shook with fear in thunderstorms. They shivered when wild beasts howled in the forest. But Og and Glok and Tad and Jen were not afraid.
One day the men were out mammoth hunting. Along came a wolf, wagging her tail. The hunters panicked. They began to throw spears, sticks and stones at the wolf. The wolf ran away. Cursing, the hunters went home.
All except Og. When he was alone, the wolf came back carrying a stick. She sat in front of Og's feet and wagged her tail.
"All right," said Og. "Just this once." He tossed the stick. The wolf chased it and brought it back. The game went on so long that Og was late for supper...
Schleicher, Russell. 1991. Netbong, the Fearless Hunter. 39 pp. New York. Vantage Press. ISBN: 0-533-09466-6..
How cave dwellers lived, hunted, what they wore...
Schütz, Heinrich. (1929) 1929. When Mammoths Roamed the Frozen Earth. translated from the German Der sterbende Gletscher. Vergehen und Werden... by Frank Barnes. front., plates. 3 l., 197 pp. 23 cm, 1st US, New York. Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith (1929).´*

Rarely has a publisher the opportunity to offer a book that is exciting and informative to young people and at the same time fascinating to adults. This book, the title of which literally translated is "The Dying Glacier," is one of the most remarkable works of its kind to appear recently in Germany. In that country it has had great success both as literature and as a thrilling account of nature and the strange forms of life in that weird period of the earth's history when man was beginning to emerge as a conqueror.
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Schwartz, Julia Augusta [1873-1957]. 1929. When every stranger was an enemy: Longlegs, the cave boy. in: From then till now, stories of the growth of friendliness. illustrated by H. Boylston Dummer, et al. vii, [3], 309 pp. 20 cm. Yonkers-on-Hudson, NY. World Book Co.
Schweitzer, Byrd Baylor [1924-]. 1965. One Small Blue Bead. illustrated by Symeon Shimin. (Reading level: Ages 4-8). 40 pp. 27 cm, New York. Macmillan. ISBN: 0684193345. (London: Worlds Work, 1965, 1st UK; reprint 1992 by Byrd Baylor: Scribners Atheneum, illustrated by Ronald Himler)

A small blue bead hidden in a clump of dry grass takes the reader back ten thousand years to the hunters and gatherers who once inhabited the desert and to a boy who dreams that others, as yet unseen, may share his world. His dream is realized as he has an encounter with a boy just like himself, and the blue bead comes to symbolize their special bond.
Schwob, Marcel [1867-1905]. (1891) 1982. The Amber-trader. translated from the French La vendeuse d'ambre by Iain White [1929-]. in: The King in the Golden Mask and other writings by Marcel Schwob, selected, translated, and introduced by Iain White. 186 pp. 23 cm. Manchester. Carcanet New Press. ISBN: 0856354031. (Paul & Co., pbk 1985 isbn: 0856355798) *
The glaciers had still not invaded the Alps; the brown-and-black mountains were less snow-capped; the corries did not glitter with so dazzling a whiteness.... complete text

_____. (1892) 1982. The Death of Odjigh. translated from the French La mort d'Odjigh by Iain White [1929-]. in: The King in the Golden Mask and other writings by Marcel Schwob, selected, translated, and introduced by Iain White. 186 pp. 23 cm. Manchester. Carcanet New Press. ISBN: 0856354031. (Paul & Co., pbk 1985 isbn: 0856355798) *

In "La Mort d'Odjigh" [The Death of Odjigh], a story dedicated to J.- H. Rosny and published in 1896 in "Le Roi au masque d'or" [The King in the Golden Mask], Marcel Schwob evokes a glacial era during which "the human race seems close to extinction". The decadent tonalities, very appreciable in this text, testify to an epoch where one can easily imagine that man will end up disappearing, following the cooling of the planet. Odjigh, the hunter, feels he is on a sacred mission. He decides to go northwards, along with a wolf, to free the vital strengths of a universe imprisoned in ice. The lines that follow are from the end of the story:

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Scieszka, Jon [1954-]. 1993. Your Mother Was a Neanderthal (The Time Warp Trio). illustrated by Lane Smith. (Reading level: Ages 9-12). 78 pp. 21 cm, New York. Viking. ISBN: 0140363726 (0670844810). (1995: Puffin reprint, 78pp, 0140363726; 1999, hardcover, Econo-Clad Books, 0785756655)

The Time Warp Trio is back--and they're going back in time to the Stone Age. There is plenty to keep Sam, Joe and Fred on their toes, including a tribe of hostile cavewomen, a hungry-looking saber-toothed tiger and a woolly mammoth who wants to turn them into toe-jam. Worst of all, how can The Book get them back home again when writing hasn't been invented yet?
Scott, Theresa. 1994. Yesterday's Dawn (Hunters of the Ice Age). bibliog p.435-39. 439 pp. 17 cm, pbk, Love Spell (Leisure Books). ISBN: 0505519208.*
Named for the massive beast sacred to his people, Mamut has proven his strength and courage time and again. But when it comes to subduing one helpless captive female, he finds himself at a distinct disadvantage. He claimed he would make the woman his slave, but he realizes that winning her heart is what matters most.

_____. 1994. Dark Renegade (Hunters of the Ice Age). bibliographical references (p. 437-439). 439 pp. 18 cm, pbk, New York. Leisure Books. ISBN: 0505519526.*

In the tradition of Clan of the Cave Bear comes the second title in this compelling series set at the dawn of time. Talon faces his most elusive prey in the woman he has stolen from his enemies. Summer has longed for Talon. But after a terrible betrayal, he turns against her. Only a bond stronger than love can make him surrender to Summer's sweet fury.

_____. 1995. Broken Promise (Hunters of the Ice Age). pbk, New York. Leisure Books, Dorchester Publishing Co., Inc.,. ISBN: 0843937238.*

At the dawn of time, a proud people battled for survival, at one with the harsh beauty of the land and its primal rhythms. Among the warring tribes, the Jaguars were the mightiest, and the hunter called Falcon was feared like no other. Once headman of his clan, he had suffered a great loss that turned him against man and the Great Spirit. But in a world both deadly and treacherous, a mere woman would teach Falcon that he could not live by brute strength alone.
Her people destroyed, her promised husband enslaved, Star found herself at Falcon's mercy. And even though she was separated from everything she loved, the tall, proud Badger woman would not give up hope. With courage and cunning, the beautiful maiden would survive in a rugged new land, win the heart of her captor, and make a glorious future from the shell of a broken promise.

_____. 1997. Love's Ambush. 400 pp. Leisure Books. ISBN: 0843941995.

Sweeping saga of romance set in the Great Basin of the Ice Age... Denai of the Willow People and Blade of the Lion People must overcome the conventions of their tribes and their personal reservations to pursue their love for each other and unite against a common enemy.
Searcy, Margaret Zehmer. 1974. Ikwa of the Temple Mounds. (Reading level: Ages 9-12). 73 pp. 24 cm, University, Ala. University of Alabama Press. ISBN: 088289742X. (reissued as Ikwa of the Mound Builder Indians, Gretna: Pelican Pub. Co., 24cm, 73pp, 1989)
Ikwa is a 12-year-old Indian girl living in Southeastern North America before colonization. One day, as she carries an offering up the temple mound to the priest of the sun god, she spies 2 crows and a hawk flying toward the Alligator village -- a sign that a strange visitor will soon come. Whether the stranger would bring joy or sorrow to Ikwa, her brother, Situ, and the rest of the family, the gods did not yet choose to say. ... Anthropologically accurate, fictional account of life with the mound dwelling Indians of the Southeast, written by an archeologist.

_____. 1981. The Charm of the Bear Claw Necklace: a story of stone-age Southeastern Indians. (Reading level: Ages 9-12). 68 pp. 24 cm, University, Ala. University of Alabama Press. ISBN: 0882897772 (0817300600). (ISBN: 0-88289-821-3: 80pp Pelican/Firebird. illus: Hazel Baugh) *


Redwing and Windyway — brother and sister — lived almost seven thousand years ago in what we now call the Southeastern United States. Although they were like us, the way they lived sometimes seems strange, or hard, or even frightening: yet they faced their problems in ways we can all understand.
Windy and her brother must meet fierce and dangerous wild animals and a raging flood — and must also deal with the problems caused by a new and older step-brother who tries to bully them and by an enemy stranger who is a threat in a very different way. more...

_____. 1982. Wolf Dog of the Woodland Indians. (Reading level: Ages 4-8). 98 pp. University, Alabama. University of Alabama Press. ISBN: 0882897780. (1991: Pelican Pub. Co. illus. by Hazel Brough) *


The adventures of a prehistoric Indian boy and his dog living in the forests of eastern North America. Two thousand years ago the people who lived in the southeastern part of North America belonged to what we call the Woodland Indians. This is the story of one of them - a boy named Cub, and his dog Wolf. Designed for the intermediate reader, Wolf Dog of the Woodland Indians, in addition to being a gripping adventure story, is based on solid factual evidence of the Copena group of the Woodland Indians.

_____. 1995. Eyr the Hunter: A Story of Ice-Age America. illustrated by Joyce Haynes. (Reading level: Ages 9-12). 40 pp. Gretna. Pelican Pub. Co. ISBN: 1565541014.

Eyr's band is hungry and in need of new skins. The old seer predicts a coming snow and, without a good supply of meat, the band may starve or die of cold. Eyr walks over meadows and hills with the other hunters, looking for tracks, but they return with little game. That night Eyr dreams of killing the great wooly mammoth with his sharp spear. He imagines how his band would dance and feast, with food to last them through the dark winter. The next morning the band's hunterleader wakes him. Having reached the age when he can hunt alone, Eyr is sent to scout the large beasts that roam the tundra, especially the wooly mammoths. Armed with only his cape, his knife, his spear, and a smoldering ember, Eyr sets out to become a man and save his band. Told in rhyming couplets just as many ancient storytellers told the epic tales of the past.
Seyton, Marion. 1960. The Hole in the Hill. illustrated by Leonard Shortall. 6½×8¼". 30 pp. Chicago, New York. Follett Publishing Company.

When the caveman family, the Stones, decide they should have a pet, they each suggest something, but it is the youngest child who finally comes home with a useful pet, the dog.
Shaw, Stacey E.. 1999. Shelter. in: Short Story Writers Showcase: A monthly publication of genre short fiction. Melissa Beynon, ed.
"Ghiem stood knee-deep in the water, his face to the wind. He had been fishing in the shallow part of the lake when he felt the direction of the wind shift. He froze, motionless in the water, and squinted as the northwest wind stung his eyes. Rooting his feet deep into the warm, wet soil of the lake, Ghiem forced the air out of his lungs in an uneasy grunt.
He stood in the water for a long time, holding his spear away from his body. He turned his head and looked across the wide, dark lake and noticed the water moving more rapidly than it had been when he began fishing...." full story
Sheffield, Charles [1935-2002]. 1978. The Treasure of Odirex. in: Silverberg et al., eds., Neanderthals, 130-95.
"...manages harmoniously to combine motifs from prehistoric sf, historical fiction, and detective fiction while making a case for the large debt owed to Darwinism by writers in all three popular genres... The story is set in the eighteenth century. Ghostly 'fiends' who mysteriously haunt an abandoned lead mine are revealed by Erasmus [Darwin] to be peaceable Neanderthals who had taken refuge there millennia before to avoid our agressive ancestors (with whom they have nevertheless since occasionally interbred). But Erasmus can only make his deduction by formulating an evolutionary theory and accepting its logical consequence, heretical at the time: the great antiquity of the human species.... Nicholas Ruddick, The Fire in the Stone
Sheldon, Roy (pseudonym for Herbert J. Campbell [1925-] et al.). 1952 [nd]. Mammoth Man. (ii), 3-[111], (i) pp. 18.4 cm, pbk: Prehistoric Series, 1 & 2 Melville Court, Goldhawk Road, London, W. 12. Hamilton & Co. (Stafford) Limited.*

In the late Pleistocene period... Magdah and Garo are a two-man team, prehistoric friends and hunters, until Lena, run away from her family, comes to their cave, and Magdah takes her for his mate. Garo, hurt by what he sees as his friend's betrayal, leaves them. Magdah and Lena are surprised by two men and a women who subdue them and take him to the forest to use as bait, but a group of mammoths interrupts their plan, and Garo returns to save Magdah. The mammoths chase them back to the cave, where they escape the mammoths and defeat the invaders...

_____. 1952. Two Days of Terror. (ii), 3-[111], (i) pp. 18.2 cm, pbk, 1 & 2 Melville Court, Goldhawk Road, London, W. 12. Panther Books / Hamilton & Co. (Stafford) Limited.*


The adventures continue. Lena falls into the river, and Magdah plunges after her, and they both are swept downstream to the caves of another tribe. Garo follows, and they rejoin at a deer hunt, only to be attacked by sabertooths. They manage to kill the beasts, but the river floods, and they flee the crazed tribe members. Seeking refuge in a tree, Garo falls and breaks his leg. Though they get him back to their cave, he fails to recover. Lena's father appears to drag her away, but he is killed, leaving Magdah and Lena alone.

× _____. 1952 (nd). Moment Out of Time. (ii), 3-[111], (i) pp. 18.4 cm, Panther pbk: "Prehistoric Series", 1 & 2 Melville Court, Goldhawk Road, London, W. 12. Hamilton & Co. (Stafford) Limited.*

Not prehistoric man. A group of time travelers - gangsters and scientists - get stranded in the Jurassic...
Sherring, Herbert. 1911. The Cave Dwellers. in: Gopi. 386 pp. London. Methuen.´
Shickman, Allan Richard. 2007. Zan-Gah: A Prehistoric Adventure. 160 pp. Earthshaker Books. ISBN: 0979035708.
The hero, Zan-Gah seeks his lost twin in a savage prehistoric world, encountering suffering, captivity, conflict, love, and triumph. In three years, Zan-Gah passes from an uncertain boyhood to a tried and proven manhood and a position of leadership among his people. Themes: survival, cultures, gender roles, psychological trauma, nature's wonders and terrors.

_____. 2009. Zan-Gah and the Beautiful Country. 160 pp. Earthshaker Books. ISBN: 0979035715.

The prehistoric saga continues in Zan-Gah and the Beautiful Country (sequel to Zan-Gah: A Prehistoric Adventure). Zan’s troubled twin brother, Dael, having suffered greatly during his earlier captivity, receives a ruinous new shock when his wife suddenly dies. Disturbed and traumatized, all of Dael’s manic energies explode into acts of hostility and bloodshed. Tribal warfare and brothers' rivalry mar the loveliness of a beautiful new land.
Shuler, Linda Lay. 1988. She Who Remembers. xv, 400 pp. 24 cm, New York. Arbor House/Morrow. ISBN: 0451160533 (0877958920).*

In the American southwest long before Columbus, the blue eyes from her Viking father caused Kwani to be exiled as a witch by the Indian tribe that raised her. Following her path of destiny in a vanished world of great stone cities and trackless wilderness, warring tribes and mysterious travelers from other lands, Kwani found love with Kokopelli, the Toltec magician, who rescued her from death and took her to the Place of the Eagle Clan. There she was transformed from an outcast to the Chosen of the Gods, where she became She Who Remembers and taught young girls the ancient secrets only women know... secrets that provided her with inner power to overcome and triumph -- and change her life forever.

_____. 1992. Voice of the Eagle. 654 pp. 24 cm, 1st edition, New York. Wm. Morrow. ISBN: 0451176812 (0688095194).*


Voice of the Eagle continues the epic begun with She Who Remembers. It was two hundred years before Columbus. The spirits of nature walked the earth, and the people of the American Southwest lived in intimate harmony with the land, the sky, and the seasons. Here, the beautiful, blue-eyed Kwani, gifted with magical vision, and Tolonqua, Hunting Chief of the Towa, joined in a passion that defied all taboos. Here Tononqua fought to build a great fortress city to protect his clan against the dread Pawnee and other foes. Here Kwani battled suspicion and envy to preserve her place as She Who Remembers, and pass on her powers to a daughter marked at birth for an awesome destiny. Here Kwani's son risked death for honor and for love...

_____. 1996. Let the Drum Speak. bibliographical references. ix, 446 pp. 24 cm, 1st edition, New York. William Morrow & Co. ISBN: 0451190955 (0688128343).*


She is called Antelope, the daughter of Kwani — She Who Remembers. Possessed of the same mystical powers that made her mother beloved and feared, Antelope talkes her infant daughter and follows her wandering mate to the fabled city of the Great Sun. Here, her beauty arouses the lust of the city's supreme ruler — a man who will become her most terrible enemy. And here, in a place of primitive splendor and savage human sacrifice, far from her people and torn from the man she loves, Antelope must struggle for her survival... and to keep her child safe at all costs.
Silverberg, Robert [1935-], Martin Harry Greenberg [1941-], and Charles G. Waugh. 1987. Neanderthals: Isaac Asimov's Wonderful Worlds of Science Fiction #6. with an introduction by Isaac Asimov. 351 pp. 18 cm, pbk, New York. New American Library (Signet). ISBN: 0451147162.*
Introduction: Neanderthal Man by Isaac Asimov
Genesis by H. Beam Piper
The Ugly Little Boy by Isaac Asimov
The Long Remembering by Poul Anderson
The Apotheosis of Ki by Miriam Allen deFord
Man o' Dreams by Will McMorrow
The Treasure of Odirex by Charles Sheffield
The Ogre by Avram Davidson
Alas, Poor Yorick by Thomas A. Easton
The Gnarly Man by L. Sprague de Camp
The Hairy Parents by A. Bertram Chandler
The Alley Man by Philip José Farmer
Afterword: The Valley of Neander by Robert Silverberg
Singer, Isaac Bashevis [1904-1991]. 1988. The King of the Fields. (translated from the Yiddish Der Kenig vun di Felder by the author). 244 pp. New York. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. ISBN: 0374181292.

"The King of the Fields" begins before the invention of the calendar in prehistoric Poland and continues from nowhere to nowhere - a truly absurd fairy tale of sex and violence committed in the course of a struggle between Lesniks (''foresters''), a tribe of cave-dwellers, hunters and gatherers, and Poles who already cultivate fields - ''pola'' - and derive their name from them. Initially mystified and confused, the reader soon starts realizing that Mr. Singer isn't after any sort of historical meaning. His is a strange attempt to fuse the personal and the universal into a myth arising from a dual perspective: that of an adult inspecting his infancy's hidden nightmares, and that of a primordial man, "the king of the fields," to whom the secrets of nature and the riddles of the world are utterly opaque. (from a review by Ewa Kuryluk)
Skinner, Alison. 1992. Prehistory - the literary dimension. in: Mercian Mysteries Nos. 10 and 11, February and May 1992. and at www.indigogroup.co.uk/edge/literary.htm.
Slobodkin, Louis [1903-1975]. 1951. Dinny and Danny. color illus. New York. Macmillan. (1959 (4th), 1963 (6th), 1966 (8th), 1967 (9th))
When young Dinny Dinosaur sinks into a mudpit, a young boy Danny helped Dinny escape and they soon become friends, helping each other.
Slootmacher, Wilhelmina. 1935. Early Man and the Animals. (Palmer School, Grand Rapids, Michigan). illustrated by G. Ralph Smith. Unit Study Book No. 252. 36 pp. 21 cm, American Education Press, Inc. 40 South Third Street, Columbus Ohio, The Educational Printing House, Inc. (Little Wonder Book #201, Charles E. Merrill Company, Affiliated With American Education Press. 32pp 1950) *

Night Time in the Cave Home

After a while, it was night time in the cave home. Father built a big fire and Mother roasted some of the bear meat. Then it was time to go to sleep. The cave people slept on beds of leaves on the cave floor. They used the skins of animals for covers. The animal skins kept them warm. Kim put a big stone in front of the door. "No wild animals will get in tonight," he said...
Smith, Brenda Gates. 1999. Secrets of the Ancient Goddess. 352 pp. Signet. ISBN: 0451195477.*
In the prehistoric land of what is now Turkey, the young beautiful mate of the high priest of the Goddess is exiled from her people for giving birth to her second deformed son. In order to survive, she must help the high priest in his scheme to abduct a priestess from a band of nomadic traders. This is the triumphant story of two women — one who finds honor within another culture, and the other who endures to return home after a brutal separation.

Review by George T. Dodds

_____. 1999. Goddess of the Mountain Harvest. 384 pp. Onyx. ISBN: 0451195485.

Threatened by barbaric horsemen from the north, a village of peaceful harvesters must choose between two powerful women for their high priestess to the Great Goddess — and decide the fate of every generation to come....

Review by George T. Dodds

Smith, E(lmer) Boyd [1860-1943]. 1914. The Early Life of Mr. Man (Before Noah). [50] pp. Boston. Houghton Mifflin.*

Not prehistoric man.
"A rather inspired look at the trials and accomplishments of early man, from the first pain (caused by a green apple, the effects then much as they are now), to the origins of hunting and fishing (man started out as a vegetarian, of course), pottery, pastoralism, trade, and of course War, which led to the Flood."
Sosna, Sharon. 1978. In this Age of Stone. 197 pp. New York. Manor Books, Inc. ISBN: 0532153669 (978-0532153665).
U.S pilot David Cory is captured by the Nazis, and sent back 30,000 years in time by means of an experimental time transporter. After many incredible adventures and a tribal marriage to a beautiful Cro-Magnon girl, Cory was rapidly adjusting to his strange new life when he learned that the sinister German scientist Von Bruder and his men had followed him into the past. Could the ancient world survive the menace of the so-called supermen? David Cory rallied his cave man "brothers" for a fight to the finish.
Southall, Ivan [1921-]. 1956. Simon Black in the Antarctic. 216 pp. 19 cm, Sydney. Angus & Robertson.*

from the dustjacket:
Simon Black, Alan Grant and Rex, the Alsatian, those agents extraordinary, are together again in the strangest journey they have ever undertaken — a journey full of incredible perils and amazing discoveries. It's a journey that takes them back into the Past, into the Ice-age, almost to the beginning of Man's history and they come face to face with strange beings in a strange place.
They are ordered urgently south into the icy wastes of the Polar regions in their wonder aircraft, the Firefly, to investigate mysterious happenings at Hayward, an Australian Scientific Station on the Antarctic mainland. Before they have landed the surprises and dangers have begun; but once they step from their aircraft into the terror of the blizzard they meet shock after shock as this remarkable adventure unfolds.
Sparks, Julie. 1999. At the Intersection of Victorian Science and Fiction: Andrew Lang's 'Romance of the First Radical'. in: English Literature in Transition, 42:2, 1999, pp. 124-142. (see: Lang: The Romance of the First Radical). University of North Carolina, English Department. ISBN: 0013-8339.*
Ever since C. P Snow's famous Rede Lecture of 1959, wherein the scientist-novelist lamented the schism between the sciences and the humanities, the intellectual divergence and mutual hostility between the "two cultures" has been seen as not only inevitable, but also fated to increase. It is easy to overlook the fact that as recently as the last century the two realms were, if not quite united, at least closely intertwined. In his study of this interconnection, Science and Literature in the Nineteenth Century, J. A. V. Chapple points out that in the early part of the century, scientists considered themselves "natural philosophers" while many artists demonstrated a lively interest in the latest scientific discoveries... complete article
Sparling, Jack. 1963-1966. Naza, Stone Age Warrior. illustrated by Jack Sparling (all?). 9 issues, Nov/63-Jan/64 - Mar/66. Dell Publishing Co.

Full plots and descriptions at Rod Hunsicker's Naza, Stone Age Warrior

Speerstra, Karen. 1980. The Earthshapers. illustrated by George Douglas Armstrong [1927-]. 80 pp. 22 cm, Happy Camp, CA. Naturegraph Publishers. ISBN: 087961109X (pbk. 0879611081).
The story of the Mound Builder culture, depicts the time and culture of the peaceful Hopewell through young Yellow Moon, an Indian maid of 12. It describes the family -- younger brother, Brown Otter, older brother, Darting Hawk, their father and mother, grandmothers, grandfather, uncles, and many aunts and cousins. As the story begins, it is the time of Moon of Returning and the family is traveling from their winter rock shelter home to their summer habitat close to the Great River (the Mississippi). The setting is probably Iowa around 900 A.D.
Spence, Lewis [1874-1955]. ca. 1918. The Prehistoric Scout. in: The Oxford Annual for Scouts, n.d. illustrated by Henry Evison. 228 pp. UK. Milford.
A short speculation on the life of a Stone Age boy... including a small fictional sketch of two boys setting out to find a new homeland (but without actual plot or characterization)... by the author of many works on Ancient History, the Occult, and Atlantis... full text
Stableford, Brian. 1995. Origin of Man. in: The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, John Clute and Peter Nicholls. St. Martin's Griffin edition: November, 1995. complete article. 1386 pp. 23.3 cm. pbk, ISBN: 0-312-13486-X.*
An abundant literature dealing with the remote ancestry of the human species inevitably sprang up in the wake of the theory of evolution, as propounded by Charles Darwin (1809-1882). T.H. Huxley (1825-1895),. the principal champion of Darwinism, published a classic essay on "Man's Place in Nature" (1863), and Darwin himself wrote The Descent of Man (1871) soon after. The main point at issue was, as Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) put it, "the question of whether Man is an ape or an angel". Disraeli was on the side of the angels, but science and serious speculative fiction were not; their main interest was in how Man had ceased to be a brute beast and become human... full text
Stanley, George Edward. 1996. Bugs for Breakfast. illustrated by Sal Murdocca. (Reading level: Ages 4-8). 80 pp. Scaredy cats; #2, New York. Aladdin Paperbacks. ISBN: 0689808577.
After getting lost in the woods, Sara and her family find themselves surrounded by cave dwellers and threatened by saber-toothed tigers. Disgusted by the boring camping trip that her parents have planned and her little brother's bug-eating habit, Sara is dismayed when the vacation includes a visit to a very strange theme park filled with cave people and saber-tooth tigers.
Steele, William O. [1917-]. 1979. The Magic Amulet. 114 pp. 21 cm, 1st edition, New York. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. ISBN: 0152504273.*
from the dustjacket:
Barely conscious, Tragg slowly realized that the camp was deserted and he had been left to die. Knowing that his family's nomadic code dictated the abandonment of any member who became a burden, Tragg still deeply resented his fate. He was determined to live.
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Sterling, George [1869-1926]. 1914. Babes in the Wood: The Saber-Tooth. in: The Popular Magazine, Feb. 1, 1914, Vol. 31, N°2, pp 218-224, [Part I of VI]. (also in: Pulpdom No. 21, March, 2000) *

Uk, and O-o, a boy and girl of 300,000 B.C., lie in wait in a tree, to drop a heavy rock on a passing animal, a deer if possible. But O-o pushes the rock onto a saber-tooth cub, and the mother cat climbs the tree after them. The children separate, narrowly escaping. The cat spots Uk making his way home, so Uk heads for a giant ant colony, after smearing himself with the juice of a flowering shrub which repels them. But heedless of the danger, the saber-tooth follows, to be eventually killed by the millions of ants. Uk, fearful of the river but equally afraid of the night, must figure out how to cross on his own... full text

_____. 1914. Babes in the Wood: The Pool of Pitch. in: The Popular Magazine, Feb. 15, 1914 [Part II of VI].

_____. 1914. Babes in the Wood: Naa-Shus the Man Ape. in: The Popular Magazine, Mar. 1, 1914 [Part III of VI].


_____. 1914. Babes in the Wood: The Trapping of Rhoom. in: The Popular Magazine, Mar. 15, 1914 [Part IV of VI].

_____. 1914. Babes in the Wood: The Wrath of Lions. in: The Popular Magazine, Apr. 1, 1914 , Vol. 31, N°6, pp 218-224, [Part V of VI]. *


A saber-tooth has been attacking the tribe, and has already killed one of the women. The boy Uk has discovered a passage through the cave, and on exiting finds two lion cubs. He returns with the young girl O-o, his friend and they steal the cubs, bringing them back near their own cave, to use as bait. They throw rocks at the saber-tooth when he comes, and while he tries vainly to get at their protected ledge high up above the cave, the lion and lioness track their cubs, and attack the saber-tooth. A fierce battle ensues, but eventually, beset by the two lions and Uk's spear, the saber-tooth is killed, freeing the tribe from his marauding.

_____. 1914. Babes in the Wood: The Involuntary Exile. in: The Popular Magazine, Apr. 15, 1914 [Part VI of VI].

Stevens, Mary Ellen and Ted (Dr. E.B.) Sayles. 1962. Little Cloud and the Great Plains Hunters, 15,000 Years Ago. illustrated by Barton Wright. (see also Throw Stone). 155 pp. Reilly & Lee.*
On the panhandle of Texas there is a canyon in the Great Plains called Palo Duro, and forty-five miles north of it, a river called the Canadian. Fifteen thousand years ago the weather was colder and wetter because it was still the Ice Age. But the river was there, and the canyon. Perhaps no human being had ever seen the canyon yet, and certainly not the young boy who stood on the top of a grassy hill north of the river. The boy was Little Cloud. In this imaginative reconstruction of a prehistoric era, a noted anthropologist supplied the scientific background and a gifted writer used the information to create a fascinating story of people who lived fifteen thousand years ago in what is now the United States.
Stewart, Michael [1946-]. 1990. Birthright. 449 pp. New York. HarperCollins Publishers. ISBN: 0061001023.*
When noted Harvard anthropologist Sam Wendell discovers a Neanderthal boy still living in southern Asia, he is certain the discovery will launch him into instant fame. But after Sam dies in a car accident, the young boy, Adam, ends up being adopted by Sam's widow Julia, and living in suburban Boston where his strange behavior draws more than passing interest, especially from the neighbors. Sam's former mistress, Max, herself an anthropologist, befriends Julia and decides that Adam will be her scientific find — but first she must give the Neanderthal his birthright: the genetic material that makes humans more civilized than cave dwellers ... or does it?"
Stone, Audrey. 1988. Dinni, the Dinosaur. illustrated by Pam Devito. Windswept House. ISBN: 0932433413.
Egwod, a boy who "lived in a cave with his mother and father,"discovers a cave with a huge egg just beginning to crack open. When a baby dinosaur emerges Egwod asks his parents if he may take the creature home as a pet. They agree, provided he promises to return it to the wild when it grows too large to stay in the cave. Egwod and Dinni share happy times before that day arrives. Dinni joins other camptosauruses and is chased by a huge, meat-eating tyrannosaurus, from whom he escapes. Dinni feels homesick for Egwod and returns to visit him. They enjoy playing together as before, but each realizes Dinni cannot stay.
Stott, Glen R.. 2002. Heart of the Bison. Neandertals Book One. 524 pp. 8/13/02, IUniverse. ISBN: 059523500X (978-0595235001).
As the lambent light from the slumbering fire dances across the roof of the cave, a young girl wakes from a dream. Kec's dream tells her that her clan is in jeopardy, and that Mother Earth expects her to do something to save her people. A magic child will be sent to help her. Far away, Strong Branch, a powerful Shaman of his tribe, has his own dream. The Great Spirit sends him a warning about a future of conflict and killing. Kec's people are very simple, but they are strong enough to have survived the ice ages, by force, for nearly 200,000 years. Strong Branch's people are late comers from an alien world far to the South. They bring an advanced technology that allows them to utilize the environment in ways Kec's people never could. As the population of the aliens has grown, the stress on the environment has become critical. Kec and Strong Branch must play their parts in a microcosm of the greater struggle for survival. The conclusion of their struggle will establish a new story and a new history for each of their peoples. Google Books

_____. 2005. Spirit Fire. Neandertals Book Two. 280 pp. iUniverse. ISBN: 0595341349 (9780595341344).

The second book in a trilogy about the interaction of Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons, "Spirit Fire" is an epic adventure that sweeps across pre-historic Europe, Asia, and Alaska, as the man who invented war embarks on a quest to conquer the world. Rumors of unusual people living in caves far to the east of the warriors' land attract warrior leader Warlog. His shaman, Rayloc, fears the strangers are really Droglits, servants of evil from deep in the earth who have come to destroy his way of life. In the east, Sotif, History Man of The Alliance between Earth People and Sun People, tries to guard his culture against changes that could induce Mother Earth to withdraw her blessings. But Warlog is intent upon breaking The Alliance by subjugating the Sun People and destroying the Earth People. Faced with this threat, Sotif races to find the Spirit Fire to bring hope to his people and help them defeat Warlog. The key to success ultimately lies in the hands of Tincolad, one of Warlog's warriors captured by The Alliance. Will Sotif find the Spirit Fire in time? Can Tincolad be persuaded to help The Alliance before it is too late for the Earth People? (Google Books)
Strauss, James. 2009. The Boy. (The Mastadons - Book 1). 271 pp. 1st edition (April 15, 2009), Gale/Five Star -Science Fiction and Fantasy Series. ISBN: 1594148139.
In a time some 25,000 years ago, a small tribe located in a primal valley attempts to survive the many threats from the catastrophes of geological upheavals, where survival is wrested from the elements and life is to endure starvation. The perspective of this sweeping adventure is told from that of a young boy. The hard-learned lessons of life provide a romance of epic proportions in which `The Boy' fights for love and acceptance, while overcoming seemingly insurmountable tribal beliefs. Terrifying and beautiful, in a world full of cataclysmic change, prehistoric man and animals learn to accept and trust one another. Through these trials `The Boy' develops a sense of reason and respect for others which is founded on friendship and trust, rather than fear. At the turning of the last Ice Age, old tribal beliefs and customs are shorn from their fabric as homo sapiens evolve from the last vestiges of primitive man...
Sullivan, (Edward) Alan [1868-1947]. 1927. In the Beginning. 280 pp. London. Hurst & Blackett Ltd. (NY, E.P. Dutton, 19.5 cm, 305pp, 1927 1st US) ˆ*

E.P. Dutton
Lost World; survival of Neanderthal Man in South America in a pre-fire-using, primitive state, plus sabertooths, mastodon, giant sloth, dire wolves, megatheria, etc., and the conflict between a hunter who wants to shoot everything and a scientist who wants to catch-em-alive for a zoo. The hunter, when he comes into contact with Neanderthals, somehow reverts to a primitive state and nearly becomes a Neanderthal himself. "A thought-provoking, reasonably developed adventure story" [SF: The Early Years].
Sutcliff, Rosemary [1920-1992]. 1958. Warrior Scarlet. illustrated by Charles Keeping. London. Oxford University Press. (1958: NY, Henry Z. Walck; ... 1994: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, NY ("A Sunburst book"), 20 cm, 207pp, 0785757139)

The story of Drem, a boy of the Bronze age, crippled in one arm but still determined to face the Wolf Test to become a Warrior of his Tribe. The author recreates with extraordinary vividness, the life lived by the Bronze Age tribesmen on the Sussex downs.

_____. 1978. Sun Horse, Moon Horse. illustrated by Shirlley Felts. E. P. Dutton.

In England on the cliffs of Uffington is a prehistoric drawing of a white horse... This is the story of the Iceni in England of 2000 years ago. The Sun Horse Tribe and the Moon Horse tribe had different religions, but they both revered horses. They were invaded, overrun and captured. The chief's son had attempted drawing in the past but his people were uninterested. He became their nominal leader in their captivity when the invading chief took an interest in his artistry and wanted him to draw a white horse as a symbol of his tribe, investing in it the power of the captured people. The son agreed to do it only if his remaining people were set free and allowed some of their horses and freedom to travel to a new land. The drawing was consecrated with his life, but his people went free.
Swigart, Rob. 2007. Stone Mirror: A novel of the neolithic. 256 pp. Left Coast Press (May 30, 2007). ISBN: 978-1598740172.
A Turkish farmer finds a large obsidian mirror on top of a mound. How did it get there? What did it mean for its creator, and what does it mean for us? In this teaching novel by writer Rob Swigart, the story toggles back and forth between a Neolithic village—and the changing fortunes of the family who finds this wondrous tool—and modern archaeologists whose excavated treasure stirs journalists, governments, and goddess worshippers alike. Through an engrossing tale across millennia, Swigart’s novel provides both a basic reconstruction of Neolithic lifeways and a primer on contemporary archaeological politics and practice. For archaeology students, and for anyone curious about artifacts past and present, Stone Mirror will be a fun, informative introduction both to archaeology and to the people they study.

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Takashima, Kasuza. 2009. Wild Rock. French. 200 pp. Taifu Yaoi, Taifu Comics (26 mars 2009). ISBN: 2351803051.
Emba et Yuen font partie de deux tribus ennemies depuis la nuit des temps ; Emba est fort et doué à la chasse alors que Yuen préfère les fleurs aux armes. Le père de Yuen décide de l'envoyer, travesti en fille, demander la trêve des hostilités auprès de Emba. Mais les deux jeunes hommes tombent amoureux l'un de l'autre. Dans ses travaux, Kazusa Takashima alterne entre shônen-ai et yaoi. Ses histoires gravitent autour de l'amour mais elle sait y insuffler beaucoup d'humour et d'originalité : Wild Rock en est le meilleur exemple, avec au programme de ce Roméo et Juliette de l'âge de pierre, amour, humour et bêtes féroces!
Tankard, Jeremy. 2008. Me Hungry! Ages 4-8. 40 pp. (April 22, 2008), Candlewick. ISBN: 0763633607 (978-0763633608).
"Me hungry!" the boy pleads. "Me busy," say his preoccupied mom and dad. So the boy decides to go hunting, setting his sights on an elusive rabbit, a prickly porcupine, a too-mean tiger, and finally, a like-minded mammoth who’s more than happy to help. With comical, energetic illustrations and a simple, repetitive text, this child-friendly tale will have little listeners fully engaged right up to the funny final twist.
Tannen, Mary. 1983. Huntley Nutley and the Missing Link. illustrated by Rob Sauber. 121 pp. 22 cm, New York. Knopf. ISBN: 0394857593 (0394957598 lib. bdg.).*
Motherless twelve-year-old Huntley and his brother find an Australopithecine in a snowy ravine during the winter and believe that they have discovered the MISSING LINK! They bring him home where their befuddled father, an eminent scientist, thinks it's a new housekeeper, Mrs. Link.
Tarr, Judith. 1998. White Mare's Daughter. 494 pp. Forge. ISBN: 0-312-86112-5.
In White Mare's Daughter, Judith Tarr looks back further than any of her previous novels to a pre-Egyptians, pre-Sumerian civilization in Europe. Setting her novel in 4500 BC, Tarr places her characters around the time that the horse was first becoming domesticated and matriarchal society still existed. In her afterword, Tarr explains that she used Marija Gimbutas's model of European Neolithic cities as her inspiration. Steven H. Silver

_____. 2000. Lady of Horses. 400 pp. Forge. ISBN: 0312861141.

Once again, Tarr (The Shepherd Kings, 1999, etc.) heads back, back, back in time to hunt for the mystical source of the horse-spirit in humankind. It's the morning of the world in prehistoric times; only within the past two lifetimes have the wild horse herds even been captured and tamed. A myth has arisen that the first horse, a Stallion, was ridden by a man. But in truth it was a mare, ridden by the grandmother of Sparrow, and only later was Sparrow's uncle granted leave by the Great Goddess Epona (horse-spirit incarnate) to ride the first Stallion. Now Sparrow dares to ride a mare and later become a shaman with mystical marks on her body. She also comes into a mare's erotic hunger, the satisfaction of which Tarr, herself a horse-breeder, describes with white fire. A lively story in the action prose of hacks (type, type, type), but Tarr's sensibility and creation of an alternate feminine mythology would make Joseph Campbell dance a jig. -- Copyright c 2000 Kirkus Associates, LP.
Taylor, Mark A. [1949-]. 1993. Chaco: A Tale of Ancient Lives. 282 pp. 22 cm, 1st edition, Santa Fe, NM. Sunstone Press. ISBN: 0865342032.
First novelist Taylor, an investigative reporter for numerous publications including Penthouse, uses allegory to suggest the causes of the mysterious 12th-century disappearance of northern New Mexico's ancient Chaco Canyon civilization. He tells the story of Chaco's seven grand pueblos through the eyes of two young friends, Hopi and Zuni. Hopi, "the experiential man," refuses to call the rising sun one morning, setting in motion events that lead to mass starvation and carnage. He escapes the pueblo and experiences life outside, while Zuni, called "cloistered man," stays and learns the ways of the Indian abbots and astronomers. The symbolism and the topic make this a title of primarily regional interest. Marion F. Gallivan, Villa Maria Campus, Gannon Univ., Erie, Pa. © 1994 Cahners Business Information, Inc. (Editorial Reviews From Library Journal)
Tempest, John (pseudonym for Julian Spillsbury). 1989. Vision of the Hunter. 266 pp. 25 cm, 1st ed., New York. Harper & Row. ISBN: 067169409X (0060156848). (and: Pocket Books, 1991; Futura, 1990; Macdonald (UK) 1990) *

Thousands of years ago in the forests of southwestern Europe, a young man lives among a small tribe of reindeer hunters... The story of an ancient people — at the dawn of time, and the foundling whose vision would change the destiny of his tribe forever...
His name was Finn, and his life was transformed on the day when Hann, most beloved of all the Elders, took him into his hearth and called him son. Now Finn learned the art of the hunt, and at night, around the fires, he joined in the ancient songs of praise to Annu.
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Thom, James Alexander. 1996. The Children Of First Man. (1994). 595 pp. Fawcett Gold Medal. ISBN: 0449149706.

Prehistoric America of seven hundred plus years ago, and the arrival of the blond-haired, blue-eyed Welshmen, and their intermingling with the Indians of America...
Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall [1931-]. 1987. Reindeer Moon. 338 pp. 23.6 cm, 1st, Boston. Houghton Mifflin. ISBN: 0671741896. (Review by Danny Yee (1996); Review by Anne Louise Gockel (1987)) *

"My name was Yanan, and my story began where it ended, in Graylag's lodge on the highest terrace above the north bank of the Char River." Yanan, lived 20,000 years ago, near Woman Lake in central Siberia. Only thirteen when her story begins, she is passionate and courageous, and her companions -- hunters of deer, gatherers of roots and twigs, shamans, babies at the breast -- are all, like her, bound to the harsh realities of hunger, cold, death by violence or childbirth, and the cycles of love and jealousy, of marriage and kinship. As Yanan recounts the terrible adventures of her brief life she departs, from time to time, on spirit journeys that evoke the lives of animals with extraordinary intimacy. The forces in Yanan's spiritual world take the forms of wolf and raven, bear and horse, cave lion and mammoth, since hunting peoples, looking to animals as the source of all life, know that wild beasts live in even closer intimacy with nature than humans can...

_____. 1990. The Animal Wife. 289 pp. 24 cm, New York. Houghton Mifflin ("A Peter Davison book"). ISBN: 0395524539.*


Set on the Siberian savannah, 20,000 years ago, this is the fascinating tale of a tribe at the dawning of time -- and of Kori, the questing young man who defied his clan and his powerful father for the love of a passionate stranger. Acting on a mixture of impulse, lust and unnamed yearning, Kori abducted the woman as she swam alone in a pool on his father's hunting land. Unable to speak his language, she is regarded by his companions as little more than an animal. At night, in the lodge, he caressed his exotic captive; by day, she slowly learned the ways of his people. Slave and stranger, she could never be a wife, yet she gave him a son and joy beyond imagining. But Kori, who stalked as one with the tiger, the lion, the wolf, fell victim to a secret taboo that shattered his happiness. Now he would embark on the greatest, most dangerous hunt of all.
Thomas, Ted (Theodore L(ockard) [1920-]. 1967. The Doctor. in: Orbit 2, Damon Knight, ed. New York. G.P. Putnam's Sons. (1975: Best Stories from Orbit, Volumes 1-10, NY, Berkley; 1970: Robert Silverberg: Alpha One, NY, Ballantine; Greenberg, ed., The Dawn of Time, 1979) *
A day in the life of a doctor, who ten years earlier had volunteered to try out a time machine, and wound up stranded half a million years in the past. He lives the cave man life with his wife and son, and works as a prehistoric doctor. But his fellow men are distrustful and violent...
Tiptree, James, Jr. [1915-1987] (pseudonym for Alice Hastings Bradley Sheldon). 1990. The Color of Neanderthal Eyes. 76 pp. Tom Doherty Associates. ISBN: 0812559649.*
A science fiction story of a space traveler who vacations on a peaceful planet, and discovers and falls in love with a primitive race of telepaths. He foresees their possible demise at the hands of a warlike population, and speculates that they are to this world as the Neanderthals were to ours.
Tooker, Richard (Presley) [1902-1988]. 1929. The Day of the Brown Horde. 309 pp. 19.3 cm, 1st ed., New York. Payson and Clarke. (1931: New York: Jacobsen, printed from 1929 1st edition plates; 1944: Famous Fantastic Mysteries magazine, Sept'44, Vol. 6, No. 2) ´*


from the dustjacket:
This saga of Kaa, the Unnamed, is a dynamic picture of the morning of mankind in the New World, when cockcrow poured from the throats of goblin-like animals stranger than those born of delirium; and man, rolling away the stone door of his barrow, looked out upon a universe teeming with Life; stumbling through the first syllables of unrecorded time... more

_____. 1932. The Dawn Boy. illustrated by Harold E. Snyder (endpapers, frontis.). 288 pp. 19.6 cm, Philadelphia. Penn Publishing Co.´*


from the dustjacket:
Crouched in the blackness of a Magdalenian cave, No-Ma, the Cro-Magnon, first surveyed the fearful world of the Dawn Man. Surrounded by constant peril, he lived to see his family destroyed by Go-Bo, the great mammoth, and to feel born in his heart a life-long hatred of the great beast. How from the brain of this Dawn Boy came one of the mighty inventions of all time and how, with its aid, he defeated the mammoths and led the Cro-Magnons in their epic migration across the mountains make a dramatic and thrilling story.
(A story of the the inventor of the bow and arrow.)

_____. 1936. Inland Deep. illustrated by Melvin Hansen. 267 pp. Philadelphia. Penn Publishing Co.ˆ

Prehistoric lost world found in hollow earth under Colorado, including amphibious hominids. A party (a girl among them) find inner seas, with strange and fierce sub-human monstrosities, and escape only after most harrowing experiences.
Tousseul, Jean [1890-1944] (pseudonym for Olivier Degée). 1920 (1990). La mélancolique aventure. French. 192 pp. Huy, Imprimerie coopérative; Quotidiennes. ISBN: 978-2871410232.
Treece, Henry [1911-1966]. 1956. The Golden Strangers. 244 pp. New York. Random House. ISBN: 999752375X. (1956 Bodley Head, London; 1956 Avon pbk (NY 192pp) as "Invaders"; 1967 Hodder & Stoughton, 224pp; 1972 Brockhampton "Invaders"; 1980 Savoy pbk UK, intro. By Michael Moorcock)

A novel of primitive Britain and the dark savage people who were conquered by The Golden Strangers. A novel of Stonehenge, based on the most recent archaeological findings.

_____. 1957. Men of the Hills. illustrated by Christine Price. 5½"×8". 170 pp. London. John Lane, The Bodley Head Ltd. (1st US: Criterion Books, 182pp, NY 1958) *


Criterion
from the dustjacket of the 1958 Criterion edition

About four thousand years ago, a horde of fair-haired, sun-worshiping warriors crossed over the sea to conquer and enslave the small, dark-skinned "Men of the Hills" who lived by planting barley and hunting with crude flint weapons.
Lalo the Otter was the son of the chief of the Men of the Hills. His was a rugged existence — hunting, learning the skills of battle, and growing into leadership. And what a savage introduction he had to manhood: on the same day he killed his first wolf he was forced to kill his first man!
Then the nomadic conquerors came... more...

_____. 1967. The Dream-time. with a postscript by Rosemary Sutcliff. illustrated by Charles Keeping. 96 pp. 24 cm, Leicester. Brockhampton Press. ISBN: 9997508114. (1968: 1st US, Meredith Press, NY, 21cm 114pp; 1974 Heinemann Educational) *


Brockhampton

Meredith
A young boy finds that his gifts for drawing and shaping figures from clay ostracize him from his people and wanders from tribe to tribe in search of understanding... The hunters think Crookleg is a boy with an evil gift but the peaceable river tribe believe his magic brings good harvests and happiness. Set in the very dawn of time, this is a strange and very special book.

Heinemann
Trent, Gregory. 1936. In the Stone Age: A Boys' Story of Early Paleolithic Times. illustrated by Carle M(ichel) Boog [1877-1968]. 362 pp. 22 cm, New York. Harcourt, Brace & Co.*

Ak of the Club People, a Stone-Age boy in northern Africa, makes a friend of Gog of the Spear People, whose tribe has been decimated by the Fire People. They return to Ak's people, led by the giant Broken Nose, who go to seek fire from the Fire People, but are defeated in a confrontation, by the fire itself. The boys go out in search of fire and bring it back to their tribe, where it becomes the most important thing. But it is lost in a heavy rainstorm, as Whitehead, Ak's father and the tribe wiseman, leads them further and further west, towards where he believes there is a link with a land to the north of the great water...

Carle Michel Boog was born in Lucerne, Switzerland in 1877. He studied under Bonnat at L'Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and at the Art Students League in New York City. He held many exhibitions of his work and is now in collections in the Historical Museum in Bennington, Vermont; the Museum of the City of New York; and the University of Nebraska, Kansas.

_____. 1937. Hunters Long Ago: A Boys' Story of Late Paleolithic Times. illustrated by Carle M(ichel) Boog [1877-1968]. 370 pp. 22 cm, New York. Harcourt, Brace & Co.*


from the dustjacket
A long step backward into prehistoric times is taken by this story of an ancient people who roamed the Pyrenees before the dawn of history. Kru and Wala were boys of a CroMagnon tribe, that race whose amazing paintings can still be found in the caves of France and Spain. Their story is filled with the excitement of primitive dangers-the constant hunt for food, encounters with animals, and battles with hostile tribes of men.
This is the second prehistoric story by Mr. Trent, and it deals with a later period than the first book, "In the Stone Age." Of the latter May Lamberton Becker wrote in the New York Herald Tribune: "For the first time I have shared to the full the satisfaction all boys seem to take in stories of prehistoric adventure."
In this new book, the author performs with equal skill the task of crossing uncounted. centuries of time to show to the boys of today the lives of those other boys of long ago.

_____. 1938. A Tamer of Beasts: A Boys' Story of the Early Neolithic Period. illustrated by Carle M(ichel) Boog [1877-1968]. 366 pp. New York. Harcourt, Brace & Co.*


from the dustjacket
There is always fascination in stories of the dim past before history as we know it began. Mr. Trent's previous books have dealt with the ancient days when men knew only hunting. This is a story of the Neolithic Age when man became a tamer of beasts.
Hurla and Sert, two boys of one of the Neolithic tribes, are close friends. Sert is a hunter only, but Hurla is beginning to understand that animals can be trained to the uses of man. Their adventures, while Hurla is trying to acquire a herd of cattle, take them into unknown lands and among strange peoples. In the end, Hurla has taken the great step forward — he has learned to tame beasts, not only for their usefulness as food, but for the protection and comradeship such an animal as a dog can give.
Boys will like this book for its exciting adventures and for its thoughtprovoking ideas.
× Trezise, Percy. 1993. Children of the Great Lake. Harpercollins Juvenile Books. ISBN: 0207176779.
Not prehistoric man. A tale from Aboriginal oral history, of the huge lake located--before the Ice Age--between what is now Australia and Papua New Guinea. Four cousins are fishing from a walpa (raft) when their anchor rope breaks and the wind carries them to a distant island. There, they competently provide themselves with food and shelter but are menaced by a "Wonambi," a monster snake. Fortunately, they find and can repair a bark canoe, in which they paddle "towards the rising moon and home."

× _____. 1999. Land of the Dingo People. Journey of the Great Lake, 2. (Reading Level: Ages 4-8). 32 pp. Harpercollins Australia. ISBN: 0207190917.

Not prehistoric man.
Trimble, Stephen [1950-]. 1990. The Village of the Blue Stone. illustrated by Jennifer Owings Dewey and Deborah Reade. bibliographical references. 57 pp. 18 x 23 cm, 1st edition, New York: Macmillan. London: Collier Macmillan. ISBN: 0027895017.
Recreates, in text and illustrations, the day-to-day life throughout a full year in a Chaco Culture Anasazi pueblo, located in what is now New Mexico, in 1100 A.D
Trussel, Stephen. 2000. Prehistoric Fiction. in: 産能短期大学紀要 創立50周年記念特別号 [Sanno Junior College Bulletin, 50th Anniversary Special Edition]. Tokyo, July 13, 2000, pp203-209.
Turnbull, Ann. 1975. The Wolf King. 141 pp. 22 cm, 1st American, New York. Seabury Press. ISBN: 0395289270. (1976: Scholastic Book Services, 170pp) ´
A young bronze-age boy sets out to kill the Wolf King, a mysterious figure who controls a wolf pack that has been raiding the local villages.

_____. 1984. Maroo of the Winter Caves. (Reading level: Ages 9-12). 141 pp. 22 cm, Houghton Mifflin. ISBN: 0395547954. (1990 Clarion Books, 136pp. 2004 Sandpiper, 144pp) *


from the dustjacket:
Maroo and her family enjoyed their summer by the shore. Food was plentiful, there was a puppy to tame, and Mother gave birth to a new baby. But everything changed when they began the journey to their winter home in the mountains. One day Father failed to return from the hunt, and Maroo and her brother discovered him lying at the foot of a cliff, dead from a fall.
With icy winds starting to blow, the sad little family group set out again across the plain. It soon became clear that they wouldn't be able to reach the winter caves before the blizzards came. Grandmother made a hard decision: the rest would stay behind in a shelter while Maroo and her brother took a shortcut over the mountains in search of help.
Ann Turnbull makes life in the Late Ice Age seem real and immediate as Maroo and her brother brave hunger and cold in a desperate attempt to save their family. larger image

Turner, Ann Warren [1945-]. 1987. Time of the Bison. illustrated by Beth Peck. 54 pp. 24 cm, New York. Macmillan. ISBN: 0027893006.*
from the dust jacket:

Scar Boy hated his name. A name given because you cut yourself on a rock was hardly a real name. The young cave dweller knew someday he would have a deep-inside name he liked — but when? And what would it be? The tradition of his clan was you had to earn a name. If he killed a huge bison, he might be called Bison Man. If he rode like the wind on a wild horse, he would be Wind Boy or Horse Rider — but none of these names seemed to fit...
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Turtledove, Harry [1949-]. 1988. A Different Flesh. xi,292 pp. 24 cm, "Isaac Asimov presents", Chicago. Congdon & Weed (Distributed by Contemporary Books in association with Davis Publications). ISBN: 0865531986.*
"...shows an extremely likely outcome of the world's history if one simple factor in history had changed; namely, the arrival of modern man via the Alaskan land bridge. In this carefully written book, he explores several periods of Americal history where the Native American has been replaced by Homo Erectus, and the resulting theological, historical, judicial, moral, practical, and political changes worldwide. He uses his Ph.D in history and the resources of the universities we works at to carefully extrapolate the future from a different past, and his writing experience to create colorful, realistic, and deep characters. (Amazon reader review)

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× Uniacke, T.I.. 1903. The Living Wheel. Drama in Five Parts. 234 pp. London. Welby.´
(Listed in Angenot but not prehistoric man) - From a review in "The Review of Reviews" Vol. 28, William Thomas Stead
...In this remarkable and somewhat weird story, a man and a woman, who are true soul mates, meet and love and are separated. The man marries another woman whom he really loves, but who is not his soul mate. The woman remains single. After the death of the man's wife she has a strange and persistent dream, in which, half in waking and half in sleeping state, she is visited by the spirit of her lover, and in due time brings forth a spirit child, visible to clairvoyants, and subsequently visible to both his parents, although he never materializes to the sight of ordinary mortals...

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VandenBroeck, André. 1996. Breaking Through: a narrative of the great work. introduction by Colin Wilson. (Paleolithic Spain / Study and Teaching / Cinematography). xvi, 374 pp. 23 cm, San Francisco. City Light Books. ISBN: 0872863190.
Tallini, an Italian filmmaker searching for his next subject, becomes obsessed with the Paleolithic culture of southern Spain. The novel is an allegory on the conflict between science and spirituality. Ultimately, Tallini learns to look for life's meaning not through science, but in the consciousness of the present.
Vercors [1902-1992] (pseudonym for Jean Marcel Bruller). (1952) 1953. You Shall Know Them. translated from the French Les Animaux dénaturés by Rita Barisse. 249 pp. Boston. Little, Brown; McClelland & Stewart. (1953 BOMC; 1954 Pocket Books #1038 pbk; as "Borderline" London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1st Br; as "The Murder of the Missing Link," Pocket Books #1206, 1958; "Borderline," New English Library pbk,) ´*

"...a species of primate is discovered which fits in the margin of all our definitions of "humanity"; it becomes the focal point of a speculative attempt to specifiy exactly what we mean -- or ought to mean -- by 'Man'." ESF


Verne, Jules [1828-1905]

It may seem surprising that Jules Verne, considered by many to be the father of science fiction, did not produce any prehistoric man fiction. Only a hint appears in his Journey to the Center of the Earth, published in French in 1864: During the fabulous journey the travelers discover a prehistoric version of the earth far beneath the surface, where they briefly spy a giant keeping watch over a herd of mastodons,
"His height was above twelve feet. His head, as big as the head of a buffalo, was lost in a mane of matted hair. It was indeed a huge mane, like those which belonged to the elephants of the earlier ages of the world."
The voyagers wisely decide to quickly depart the scene, and so ends this first fictional glimpse of prehistoric man.
I.O. Edwards suggests in his Introduction to The Village in the Treetops, actually a "missing link" tale, rather than prehistoric fiction, that it was a result of his difficulty, as a Catholic, reconciling himself with the idea of evolution.
Verne, Jules [1828-1905]. (1902) 1964. The Village in the Treetops. Introduction by I.O. Evans. translated from the French La grande forét, le village aérien by I.O. Evans. (and see I.O Evans: The Coming of a King.). London. Arco Publications; Associated Booksellers. ISBN: 0685066118. (NY: Associated Booksellers, 1964; Ace pbk H-67, 1968) ˆ*

Tale of two ivory hunters in Africa who come across the deserted camp of a German anthropologist who had been studying the life and language of the great apes... This leads them to the eventual discovery of a village in the treetops -- peopled by a tribe they consider to be "missing links" -- between ape and man, for though they have language and live "civilized" lives... they have no religious sense, and so cannot be truly considered human.

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Viereck, George Sylvester [1884-1962] and Paul Eldridge [1888-1982]. 1932 (1952). The Invincible Adam. Third volume of the "2000 years" saga. 413 pp. London. Duckworth. (reprinted 1940, 1949, 1952, 304pp; NY: Liveright, 1932, vii,xii, 451pp; NY: Gold Label Books, Inc. 1938) ´*
from the dustjacket:
"The Invincible Adam" completes the Saga begun in "My First Two Thousand Years" and continued in "Salome, the Wandering Jewess." Kotikokura, the Ape-man, is symbolical of man's lower being, representing the vital forces of nature and physical strength. In all his incarnations from the time when, hardly human, he is roaming primeval forests to when he dashes up the steps of a New York hotel dressed only in a monocle, he is seen struggling against the false conventions of civilisation that seek to bind him and limit him in his remorseless desires. Through the years he meets with many of the famous and the infamous of history. "The Invincible Adam " is part of a greater, and more ambitious saga of human passion. Anyone who desires to understand the larger pattern upon which the story is fashioned must acquaint himself with "My First Two Thousand Years" and "Salome, the Wandering Jewess."

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× Wade, Verne. 1991. Passage to Eden. pbk, Pinnacle. ISBN: 1-55817-538-5.*
Not prehistoric man. Set in a world of prehistoric beauty, here is the epic story of a courageous seafarer whose wanderings led him to the ends of the old world - and the discovery of a new in the rugged, untamed wilderness of northwestern America. In a savage Eden of tall lush forests, wild animals, and ancient Indian tribes, he would discover his destiny as a leader among a primitive and noble people...
Wagner, Edward F.. 2000. The Second People - the beginning. 384 pp. pbk, Clifton Park, NY 12065. Wagner Publishing. ISBN: 0-9679422-0-9.
Long ago, perhaps as far back as 125,000 years, modern people began the long slow trek toward civilization. Around them roam lions, leopards, hyenas and other predators. Massive herds of elephants, buffalo plus many other animals constantly threaten their very survival...

_____. 2008. Neanderthal - Truly Human. 900 pp. Clifton Park, NY 12065. Wagner Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-9795926-0-7.

Struggling to survive in an ever-increasing hostile environment. Hemmed into smaller and smaller enclaves of habitable land they fight the elements and the beasts of the land. Some find the courage and stamina to persevere while others succumb to the rigors and hardships. Generations are born, live and die as the battle for existence continues unabated. Whole clans are annihilated when they are trapped in inescapable valleys as the long cold winter catches them unprepared. Bands starve to death when their food supplies dwindle and then even the final scraps are consumed before the hunters can venture forth seeking fresh game.
Wahl, Jan. 1974. Mooga Mega Mekki. illustrated by Fernando Krahn. 45 pp. 23 cm, Chicago. J.Philip O'Hara. ISBN: 0879551119 (lib. bdg. 0879557117).´*
"His name was Mooga Mega Mekki. But let us call him Moog. His father, the Fire Keeper, taught him how to dip a long birch branch into the glowing lava of the scarlet volcano, bring it home in a jiffy — then fan it. That is how they got fire. However, Moog preferred to draw animal pictures upon the walls with the burnt stick. His father was disgusted."

Unappreciated by his family, Moog runs away to see his uncle....

Walker, Martin. 2002. The Caves of Périgord. 378 pp. New York. Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 0-7432-2284-9.*
Three intertwined stories, stretching from prehistory to the present, center on a rock painting of a menacing bull and draw readers into a mystery buried near the 17,000-year-old caves of Lascaux in southwestern France.
Walsh, Jill Paton [1937-]. 1973. Toolmaker. illustrated by Jeroo Roy. homepage. 45 pp. 23 cm, New York. Seabury Press. ISBN: 0395290287. (& London: Heinemann, 1973, 45pp) ´*
from the dustjacket:
In Ra's tribe each man makes his own tools and hunts for himself. It is a disturbing new idea for all of them when Yul asks the boy to make him a spearhead, in return for food. Gradually Ra becomes toolmaker to the whole tribe — but when the bad weather comes and they find that he has forgotten his skill at hunting, he is left to die.
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_____. 1984. Lost and Found. illustrated by Mary Rayner. [32] pp. 26 cm, London. A. Deutsch. ISBN: 0233976728.

A Stone Age boy loses an arrowhead that is found by a young girl several centuries later, while the jug she has lost is found centuries later by a young boy, whose own lost sixpence is found by a little girl in the present day.
Waterloo, Stanley [1846-1913]. 1897. The Story of Ab: A Tale of the Time of the Caveman. illustrated by Simon Harmon Vedder. front. (map). [5],351 pp. 20 cm, Chicago. Way & Williams. ISBN: 0405063164. (London: Black, 1897, xi,363pp) ´*

Way & Williams
1897

Doubleday Page
1903
Ab is a Stone Age boy who grows to young manhood amid the many dangers of his times. With his friend, Oak, he digs a pit and catches a baby rhinoceros, participates in a mammoth hunt with the tribe to prove himself a man, and courts the young women from a neighboring tribe...
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Doubleday Doran
1925

Doubleday Doran
1933

_____. 1899. Christmas, 200,000 B.C. in: The Wolf's Long Howl. 288 pp. Chicago & New York. H.S. Stone. (reprint: Monarch Book Co.) ´


"What Fangs did when he came in was to propose a matrimonial alliance. That is, he grasped his daughter by the arm and led her up to Wolf, and then pointing to an abandoned cave in the hillside not far distant, pushed them toward it. They did not have marriage ceremonies 200,000 B.C. Wolf, who had evidently been informed of Fangs's desire and who was himself in favor of the alliance, seized the girl and began dragging her off to the new home and the honeymoon. She resisted, and shrieked, and clawed like a wild-cat. Her mother, She Fox, came running out, club in hand, but was promptly knocked down by Fangs, who then dragged her into the cave again. Meanwhile the bridegroom was hauling the bride away through furze and bushes at arapid rate."

_____. 1914. A Son of the Ages, the reincarnations and adventures of Scar, the link; a story of man from the beginning. illustrated by Craig Johns. front., plates. xii, 334 pp. 20 cm, Garden City, N.Y. Doubleday, Page & Company. (London: Curtis Brown, 1914) ´

"By combining the ideas of reincarnation and racial memory, Waterloo traces his protagonist from Scar, the Link, through the Phoenicians, the Germanic tribes, and finally the Vikings." — Clareson
× Webster, J. Provand. 1896. The Oracle of Baal. A Narrative of Some Curious Events in the Life of Professor Horatio Carmichael. illustrated by Warwick Goble [1862-1943]. London. Hitchinson. (Philadelphia, Lippencott 1900 (1896?), vii, 374pp) ˆ
Not prehistoric man. African lost race involving pirates and treasure.
Weenolsen, Hebe. 1983. The Forbidden Mountain. illustrated by Greg Hildebrandt, Cheryl Asherman (dj.). 300 pp. New York. Morrow. ISBN: 0688016308.
"Set in prehistoric Britain, the story is based on a legend that was passed down by oral tradition through more than two thousand years until put into writing by monk Geoffrey of Monmouth around the year 1136. Its central event, the transportation of the Bluestones, describes the origins and building of the world-famous ruins at Stonehenge - or, more precisely, the building of what is now known as Stonehenge II, or Bluestonehenge..."
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Wellman, Manly Wade [1903-1986]. 1940. The Day of the Conquerors. in: Thrilling Wonder Stories, Vol. XV, No. 1, pp 89-112, January 1940. *

Martians come to colonize Earth, but are thwarted by Naku, a stone-age man, who recognizes them as mortal enemies and not gods, and so beings who can be fought and defeated. Despite their advanced technology, they are frail and dependent on robots, and at a disadvantage in Earth's heavier gravity... Naku's anger and instincts help him overcome the "advanced" invaders, among whom one, Vwil, is sympathetic to the plight of Earth, and helps Naku and Arla, the beautiful captive of the Martians rescued by Naku, to escape death for life together...full text

_____. 1946. The Country of the Hair-Faces. in: Boys' Life, December 1946, p 8-9, 46-49.


Time turns back a hundred thousand years as these people of the dawn age struggle for the caves to shelter their families...
Wells, H(erbert) G(eorge) [1866-1946]. 1897 (1978). A Story of the Stone Age. in: The Collector's Book of Science Fiction by H.G. Wells, with the Original Illustrations (as: "Stories of the Stone Age"). 518 pp. 24 cm. Secaucus, NJ. Castle Books. (serialized in The Idler, May-September, 1897; Tales of Space and Time, London, Harper, 358pp, 1900; 28 Science Fiction Stories of H.G. Wells, Dover Publications, 1952) ´*
In The Idler May-September, 1897:
1. Ugh-Lomi and Uya (May)
2. Ugh-Lomi and the Cave Bear (June)
3. The First Horseman (July)
4. The Reign of Uya the Lion (August)
5. The Fight in the Lion's Thicket (September)

_____. 1921. The Grisly Folk. in: Storyteller Magazine, April, 1921. short story. (republished in "The Short Stories of H.G.Wells", London, Benn, 1927; and in Peter Haining, ed.: The Ancient Mysteries Reader, Doubleday 1975, pp 37-50) ´*

Wells writes of the first and subsequent encounters of humans with "the grisly folk" — the sub-human Neandertalers, strong and crude, incapable of speech or deep thought, who would happily steal and feast on young children... "They walked or shambled along with a peculiar slouch, they could not turn their heads up to the sky, and their teeth were very different from those of true men... Hairy or grisly, with a big face like a mask, great brow ridges and no forehead, clutching an enormous flint, and running like a baboon with his head forward and not, like a man, with his head up, he must have been a fearsome creature for our forefathers to come upon."
West, F.E.. 1931 (1932). Stories of the Cave Men. illustrated by Cyrus Hall. 106 pp. 19.3 cm, History Stories for the Bairns - Book 1, London & Glasgow. Collins' Clear-Type Press. (2nd ed. June 1932) *

Two children dig up a stone arrowhead, and a neighbor tells them stories of how man lived long ago...

1. The Story of a Stone Arrow
2. Tools of Stone
3. In the Days of the Great Winter
4. Fire-Making
5. Learning to Throw
6. Little Men and Big Beasts
7. Life in a Cave
8. How the Cave Men Learned to Shoot
9. "Bulls! Bulls!"
10. Boats of Skin and Boats of Bark
11. Fishermen of Long Ago and Far Away
12. Old and New Clothes

White, Becky. 1941. Bu the Neanderthal Boy. forword by Henry Field, Curator of Physical Anthropology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago. illustrated by Becky White. [28] pp. 26 cm, Chicago. Albert Whitman & Co.*

A story taken from the exhibit in the Hall of The Stone Age of The Old World at The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. A children's story of life in the stone age.
Whitnall, Harold Orville. 1939. Hunter of the Caverns. illustrated by H.C. Millard. (see also his "A Paleological Romance: A Parable [Parade?] of Ancient Animals, NY, Crowell, 1936, 135pp; & The Dawn of Mankind, Richard D. Badger, Boston, 1924). 119 pp. New York. Thomas Y. Crowell.´


Children's story of a young cave man.
Wibberley, Leonard [1915-]. 1968. Attar of the Ice Valley. (author of "The Mouse that Roared"). 166 pp. 21 cm, New York. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN: 0374304513. (1972 Puffin) *

from the dust jacket:
Attar is a story of our Neanderthal ancestors, who lived in the world's ice ages and managed to subsist, hunt, and raise their children in territory as climatically terrible as modern Greenland. It tells the story of one small tribe who, under the leadership of their wisest man, Old Huru, and Attar, a young hunter of more than average intelligence, at last makes it away from the hunted-out ice valley to a more promising land. Before this happens, Attar proves himself in a fight-to-the-death with Black Ear the dungo (wolf), goes down into the cavern of the Great Bear who rules all things, dares the spirits of the ice heights, and along with Huru and his sister braves the water-that-never-freezes to lead the tribe to safety.
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Widnall, Samuel Page. 1889. A Mystery of Sixty Centuries, or: A Modern St. George and the Dragon. 195 pp. Grantchester, Cambridge, UK. the author.ˆ
"Missing link (& pterodactyls) found by explorers in Africa." Violet Books
Wilcox, Daniel. 1975. Ernie the cave king and Sherlock the smart person in the invention of paper. (text begins and ends on lining papers). [30] pp. 17 cm, A Tell-a-Tale book (A Sesame Street book), Racine, Wis. Western Pub. Co. in cooperation with Children's Television Workshop. ISBN: B000PL39FM.
King Ernie has a problem -- the cavemen write everything on rocks, which are too heavy to carry around. He calls upon the Royal Smart Person to invent something lighter to write on. (The book is based on the Caveman Days skits.)
Wiley, Belle. 1916. Rago and Goni, the Tree Dweller Children. illustrated by Kite Smith (signature). 94 pp. 19 cm, New York. D. Appleton and Co.*

Rago and Goni were brother and sister, and slept in the trees with their mother and baby sister. One day they spied another band of tree dwellers who chased a rhinoceros over a cliff and killed it. They joined that band, and learned about taking care of fire, and when Rago saved Long-head, an older boy, from a wolf, by using a fire brand, they all felt happy with their new-found tribe.
Wiley, Belle and Grace Willard Edick. 1904. Lodrix, The Little Lake Dweller. illustrated by J. Conacher (signature). 86 pp. 19.3 cm, Boston, New York. D. Appleton & Co. (1906, 1907 (5th), 1918 (14th), 1923) *

The story of a little boy from Switzerland, who lived in a tribe called the Lake Dwellers in prehistoric times...

_____. 1905. Children of the Cliff. illustrated by J. Conacher (signature). 81 pp. 19.4 cm, Boston, New York. D. Appleton & Co.*


Williams, Henry Lionel [1894-]. 1939. Turi of the Magic Fingers. illustrated by Harry Daugherty. 172 pp. 20.8 cm, 18 East 48th Street, New York City. Viking Press.´*

from the dust jacket:
Today a visitor to the caves of the Dordogne may see the footprints of the ancient Cro-Magnons in the clay floor and the outlines of their hands on walls: marks still clear that were made there twenty thousand years ago. On these walls are the earliest known records of art — pictures of bison, mammoth, and boar — which scientists believe were drawn as magic to make good hunting.
Turi, a fine proud son of the tribe, lived in those days. When he became crippled for life in a heroic rescue, he turned to carving animal pictures in a desperate effort to prove himself still worthy of the tribe. How he overcame his lameness to find food for his people, how he made the first friendship be-tween man and dog, how he became the great Sorcerer — these make fast and exciting adventure. more
Williams, Jeanne [1930-]. 1983. The Cave Dreamers. 86488-6, New York. Avon Books. ISBN: 0380827689.
So long as love shall live in a womans heart.
The cave of always summer. Its beginnigs were lost in the mists of time/ Its mystery was kept through the ages, joining generation to generation in a sisterhood of dreams and desires.
EZDA, barren and cast aside was the first to find womans fulfillment in the secret cave. KATLI, priestess of the sun, found the love of an enemy Roman, whose life belonged to her god. LAEL, princess of Cordova, endured the loss of her beloved to pass on the secrets to their daughter. MARYA followed her faithless lover to the new world, but came home to bear the legacy. Dominika braved the American west to give everything to her sons, but despaired of a daughter to give the secret. EDEN was the daughter that Dominika never had, the beautiful woman her son would fight to possess.
From mother to daughter from the dawn of time, the treasured secret was passed and guarded....
Williams, Raymond (Henry) [1921-1988]. 1989. People of the Black Mountains I: The Beginning. 361 pp. 24 cm, London. Chatto & Windus. ISBN: 0-7011-2845-3. (London: Paladin 1992) *
Raymond Williams, the well-known literary critic, [planned] a sequence of books on the history of life in the Black Mountains in Wales from prehistory to the present day, but his death occurred just after publication of the first novel, In the Beginning. The framing device for the book is the night-long quest of Glyn, a present-day man from the area, for his grandfather who has gone out walking over the hills. Glyn hears voices coming out of the night - ghosts of the earlier peoples who had lived in the area... [Alison Skinner: Prehistory - the literary dimension] more...

_____. 1990. People of the Black Mountains II: The Eggs of the Eagle. 330 pp. 24 cm, London. Chatto & Windus. ISBN: 0-7011-3564-6. (London: Paladin 1992) *

The stories cover the period from the ice age to the coming of the Romans and record innovations in technology and the coming together of different cultures such as the hunters and farmers and subsequent changes to the environment, such as forest clearances. Later chapters show the influence of Druidic teachers and incorporate folklore of the area such as the Wren Hunt. [Alison Skinner: Prehistory - the literary dimension] more...
Williams, Susan. 2006. Wind Rider. 320 pp. (October 3, 2006), Laura Geringer. ISBN: 0060872381 (978-0060872380). (HarperCollins Reprint edition (September 23, 2008))

In prehistoric Western Asia, horses are seen as a source of food and nothing else. However, Fern, who has always had an affinity for animals, is about to change that perception. When she discovers a young mare caught in a bog, she figures out how to rescue and befriend her, and eventually how to ride her. Slowly, she convinces her tribe how invaluable horses could be as their companions and helpers rather than as mere prey. Fern gains the support of her grandmother, her teasing-but-loving twin brother, and her strong, warrior father. She and the horse become objects of fascination but also somewhat of fear in the tribe. In the meantime, a suitor, Badger, is determined to have her as his wife. He looks like a great catch but is actually a bully, further complicating her life. She finds love with an outcast from another tribe who has great healing powers and a kind heart... Carol Schene, formerly at Taunton Public Schools, MA
Williamson, Jack (John Stewart) [1908-]. 1951. The Greatest Invention. in: Astounding Science Fiction, July 1951, Volume XLVII, Number 5, p 56-97. *
There is only a short, minor prehistoric sequence, near the end of this sci-fi story of an elderly inter-galactic explorer searching for the roots of humanity, who finally comes to earth to seek Atlantis, for he has narrowed his search down to this troubled planet. Met with a stubborn religious fundamentalist quarantine inspector who works to thwart his research, his time on earth is severely limited, but he uses a machine to discover his Atlantis in northern Africa, and recover the earliest development of the great invention which eventually led mankind to the stars... back in prehistoric times... the art of thinking.
Williamson, Thames (Ross) [1894-]. 1940. The Flint Chipper. illustrated by Woodi Ishmael. 361 pp. 1st, Boston. Lothrop, Lee.*

from the dustjacket:
Living in England in the Stone Age is an exciting and adventurous experience for the two boys who are the heroes of THE FLINT CHIPPER. They belong to the Hunting People, and their lands, early in the story, are invaded by strangers who call themselves the Beast Herders because they have tamed the wild horse. Invasion, even at this period of civilization, however, is something that must be dealt with promptly, and the Hunting Piople decide that the strangers must be driven away. The battle for supremacy between the two tribes, makes a lively story for boys from twelve to fifteen. Thames Williamson has been careful to provide as accurate a background for his imaginative plot as modern research into this dim period of history makes possible. For 12-15 year olds.
Willmore, Edward. 1914. Scrill. A story of the Stone Age true for to-day. prehistoric?. 56 pp. London. Longmans & Co.
Wilson, Chris. 1995. The Wurd. 258 pp. London. Harper Collins. ISBN: 0006546889.*
The Wurd is set some thirty-five thousand years ago. The novel is largely centered around the discovery of language. The clever writer and accomplished stylist Chris Wilson would seem just right for such an undertaking. In large part he is. However, he has chosen to write the novel in a sort of phonetic English that, while generally conforming to modern grammar and usage, does not conform to our spelling. See, e.g. the title. Perhaps it makes the reader read more attentively, paying greater heed to the sound of the language. We just found it annoying. Incredibly annoying. Really, really annoying....
read more at: The Complete Review
- Wingrave, A(nthony) (pseudonym for Sydney Fowler Wright). 1935. Vengeance of Gwa. See: Sydney Fowler Wright.

Joan Wolf's homepage is at www.joanwolf.com.
Wolf, Joan [1951-]. 1991. Daughter of the Red Deer. x, 420 pp. 24 cm, New York. Dutton. ISBN: 0525933794.*

During the last great ice age, amid the mist-shrouded mountains of the Pyrenees in prehistoric France... When tainted spring water fatally poisons the women of the tribe of the Horse, the clan's young men set forth to kidnap new women from the matriarchal tribe of the Red Deer-- a quest that must succeed or their people will die out. Golden-haired Mar, the leader of the young men, falls in love with the beautiful Alin, daughter of the Red Deer priestess. And though they are born to embrace different traditions, raised to worship different gods, Mar will fight to claim this strangely powerful woman as his own. Against a lush backdrop of ancient magic, mammoth hunts, and secret rites...

_____. 1993. The Horsemasters. x, 401 pp. 24 cm, New York. Dutton. ISBN: 0525935894.*


In the lush green valleys of southern France, long before the mists of time, as humankind takes its first defiant steps to tame the earth, one special tribe among the Kindred is ruled by the Priestess Arika. But a feared change is coming, for the distant thunder of hooves brings terrifying whispers of a fierce race of conquerors whose astonishing horsemanship gives them the power of conquest... a power that threatens to enslave Kindred women, murder their men, burn their villages.
It is left to the exiled Ronan, Arika's handsome son, to meet this challenge. But first he must reunite with his true love, Nel, whose charisma and magical talents with animals may help him master the wild horse. And as the young lovers and their band of loyal renegades race to stem the invaders' relentless advance, the grasslands quake with the sound of battle to determine the Kindred's destiny...

_____. 1994. The Reindeer Hunters. x, 368 pp. 24 cm, New York. E.P. Dutton. ISBN: 0525938486.*


For generations, as dawn touched the River of Gold and light hit the fertile valleys of southern France, the young men of the Kindred and the Norakamo tribes raided each other's horse herds. But when a full-blown war threatened both tribes' very existence, a taboo-breaking alliance was forged to survive this common enemy. To seal it, Alane, the Norakamo chief's daughter, was promised in marriage to Nardo, the Kindred chief's son.
Though they worship the same god, their ways are very different -- especially for the proud and beautiful Alane, who fights against her forced union with Nardo. But she soon discovers that she can no longer resist the yearnings of her heart for this extraordinary man. And now Alane and Nardo must struggle to rally their people to defend their lands as they, too, must confront their own intense conflicts, ambitions, and desires. For if their marriage cannot last, neither will their tribes...
Wolverton, Dave [1957-]. 1991. Serpent Catch. 418 pp. pbk, NY. Bantam Books/Spectra.
Set on a transformed moon of a gas giant, part of an experiment in closed environments and reconstructed geological eras. Genetically engineered human scientists are driven from space by advanced aliens and forced down into this zoo they have created, where they interract with Neanderthals and other pre-humans, dinosaurs, sea-serpents, etc...
more...
Wood, Audrey [1948-]. 1980. The Tickle-Octopus. illustrated by Bill Morrison. (Reading level: Ages 4-8). 32 pp. 24 cm, 1st edition, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 0152870008. (Harcourt Brace, San Diego. 46pp 1994 ill. by Don Wood)


In this story set in prehistoric times everyone is unhappy and grumpy because laughing and playing haven't been discovered yet. Left behind in the cave by his parents, who fear he'll be eaten by a saber-toothed tiger, a young cave boy named Bup is about to become the first person in the world to ever laugh. Will Bup be able to bring this new feeling of good cheer to his parents and the rest of the people in his community? Colored pencil, oil pastel, gouache, and watercolor artwork accompanies the text.The lives of Bup the caveboy and his family are changed forever when an extraordinary creature teaches them to laugh and play.
Wormell, Chris(topher) [1955-]. 2006. The Wild Girl. Ages 4-8. 32 pp. 9/15/06, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. ISBN: 0802853110 (978-0802853110).
A barefoot girl, dressed in an animal skin, lives in the wilderness with only her small brown dog for companionship. They share their food–fish, nuts, berries, and even insects–as well as their cave. In summer, they sleep outdoors and in winter, they huddle together in the warmth of their cavern. Searching for firewood one snowy day, the girl notices large footprints leading up to and away from the cave as if an animal were scouting the area for shelter. That night, a huge brown bear attempts to enter the den. With shouts, barks, and snowballs, the girl and her dog send the beast scurrying. It's only when a tiny bear appears from the shadows of the cave that the girl realizes that she has separated a mother from her cub. So, she and her two furry companions search for the mother bear and eventually find her sitting at the mouth of the cave, awaiting their return...

archive copy of
The Sydney Fowler Wright website:
The Works of Sydney Fowler Wright 1874 - 1965,
with many online texts.
Wright, S(ydney) Fowler [1874-1965]. 1931 (2009). Dream, or The Simian Maid. Vol. 1 of the "Margaret Cranleigh" trilogy. 252 pp. London, Bombay, Sydney. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. ISBN: 1434402975 (978-1434402974). (2009 Wildside Press (3/10/09) 182pp) ´

"the story of a woman transported back to a lost prehistory to witness a battle for survival between a humanoid species and rat-like predators" (ESF). "Prehistoric fantasy novel in which several people go back in 'dream' a million years and undergo adventures which result in their being able to resolve their 20th century problems."-

_____. 1935. The Vengeance of Gwa. Vol. 2 of the "Margaret Cranleigh" trilogy, first published under pseudonym Anthony Wingrave. 280 pp. London. Thornton Butterworth. (London: 1945, Books-of-Today, 204pp, S. Fowler Wright. Illustrated by F.H. Warren) ´



The second book of the Margaret Cranleigh trilogy, preceded by DREAM OR THE SIMIAN MAID (1931) and followed by SPIDERS' WAR (1954), which tells the "story of a woman transported back to a lost prehistory to witness a battle for survival between a humanoid species and ratlike predators." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 1350.

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Yorinks, Arthur. 1990. Ugh. illustrated by Richard Egielski. (Reading level: Ages 4-8). [32] pp. 28 cm, 1st edition, New York. Farrar Straus & Giroux. ISBN: 0374480508 (0374380287).
Oy, the local scientist shows the world his latest invention: The Wheel. Though the world is not impressed, Ugh's mind spins. Cleverly, he builds on what he's seen and in the end rides off to a new and happy life.

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