After she loses her family in an earthquake, 5-year old human girl Ayla is rescued by a tribe of Neanderthals. Although she looks very different to them, she is raised as one of their own. But, her natural instinct is to rebel against the strict traditions of the clan, and this will get her into serious trouble as she grows older. This is a superbly written story of survival, which takes place in prehistoric Europe, thoroughly researched and recreated.
By: Calvin Scholtz, Wordsworth Longbeach