Synopses & Reviews
A vivid, exhilarating peek at our prehistoric past, now available in paperback
This action-packed, fully-imagined time travel book takes a young Texan girl, participating in an archaeological dig, back to the time of the mammoth. There Esther is adopted by a group of mammoth hunters, who teach her to forage for food, make clothes, build fires, and protect herself from the megafauna who roam the land-scimitar cats, panthers, and more. Even as she grows attached to her new family and proud of her many skills, Esther searches for a way home.
Praise for 11,000 Years Lost
A Texas Bluebonnet Award suggested read for 2006-2007
"A vivid and engrossing picture of Pleistocene society...Griffin draws on her careful research to invent the past with a specificity beyond an archaeologist's wildest dreams."--Archaeology Magazine
"Esther's adventures in the messy world of late Ice Age Texas provide a compelling and believable read. Likable characters populate a fully realized world." --Kirkus
"An exciting peek into the distant past." --Booklist
"A unique, superior contribution to speculative adventure fiction, Ether's survival story is an emotionally satisfying, well-crafted read."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
This action-packed time travel book takes a young Texan girl, participating in an archaeological dig, back to the time of the mammoth. There she's adopted by a group of mammoth hunters that teaches her to forage for food, build fires, and protect herself from predators.
About the Author
Peni R. Griffin has written many award-winning novels for middle-grade and young-adult readers, including The Ghost Sitter, an Edgar Award finalist and a William Allen White Award winner. She lives with her husband in San Antonio, Texas.