|About the Novel
Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award 2005 - 2006 Nominee
At eleven summers, Zol approaches manhood in his clan of Ice Age Hunters. He should be eager for his first mammoth hunt, but shameful fear gnaws at his insides like a hungry rat.
In his quest for courage, Zol barely escapes death in a raging river, stands face-to-face with a young mammoth, and survives two attacks by a long-toothed cat.
Zol gains confidence from these encounters. But will his new-found courage stand the test of the mammoth hunt?
This is the first middle grade novel ever written about the Clovis people who roamed the Pacific Northwest approximately 12,000 years ago.
|About the Author
Patricia Nikolina Clark
In 1990, I participated in an archaeological excavation in North Central Washington where tools and artifacts from the stone age Clovis Period were uncovered. These tools were used by the nomadic Clovis People to hunt giant Ice Age animals such as mammoth, mastodon, and giant bison.
My passion for prehistory makes me excited about bringing the Ice Age alive for kids. I am eager to share stone-age tools and reproductions of artifacts from the Clovis excavation site.
My stories and articles have appeared in children’s magazines for years. My easy-reader, Goodbye, Goose, is used in classrooms. This is my first novel for children.