Monday, May 4, 2020

Clan by Sigmund Brouwer - OPTIONAL

Clan by Sigmund Brouwer, 256 pages.  Penguin Random House, 2020.  $16.99.

Language: G (0 swear, 0 ‘f”): Mature Content: PG13; Violence: PG



Atlatl saves a cub from sure death and, as a result, puts his own safety and security in jeopardy.  This is just the beginning of many events that will threaten his life and the lives of others.  Atlatl will face physical, mental, and emotional challenges. He will deal with situations within his own life, within his family, and with the Clan. Will Atlatl, his family members, and the Clan survive? What will Atlatl learn from his experiences?

This story takes place in a prehistoric setting.  Some actual prehistoric connections are provided by the author within the text, and there are also references with nonfiction information provided at the back of the book. Human-animal relationships, family relationships, and Clan relationships are portrayed within the book. The importance of each of these relationships is demonstrated. A death-choice decision in the book affected the “Content” and “Buying Advisory” ratings.


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