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Maroo of the Winter Caves Paperback – May 24, 2004


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 5
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; 20th anniversary edition (May 24, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618442995
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618442997
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,236 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An Ice Age adventure that is well above average." School Library Journal
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About the Author

Ann Turnbull has written nearly 30 books for children. She lives in Shropshire, England, with her husband.

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I would recommend this book to History Lovers.
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I think that people should read this book because it is very interesting.
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This was purchased to be read aloud to a sixth grade class.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By kalanamak on January 3, 2009
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Interesting story that is very believable, no gaffes or plot errors, covers many aspects of ice age life, such as illness, food, hunting, sleeping arrangements, burial, social structure, etc, and has enough characters to be interesting, but not so many a 1st grader can't follow it (although we did stop once or twice to reiterate how everyone was related).

I read it aloud to a 6 y/o and we had several discussions he initiated. One of our best read-alouds. Read this after The First Dog, You Wouldn't Want to be a Mammoth Hunter, some cave art samples, and consider viewing Walking with Cave Men. These were our favourite resources for an ice age intro for K5-1, with Maroo being the most advanced, so I'm glad we did it last.
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 3, 2002
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This book was great. The title seems boring but don't let it decieve you. The begining may seem boring at first.
Do you think surviving in the wilderness is easy? Not as easy as you think. Maroo, a girl living in the Ice Age can prove it.
Maroo, Otak(brother), Nimai(the little sister), Old Mother(the grandmother),Tikek(the Mom),Areg(the Dad),and Vorka(the Uncle, are all setting off to the Autumn Camp right after winter. During the journey they find Rivo, a puppy(he will become a important part of this book). They also visit the sea, which Maroo has never seen before. Throughout this, Tikek, who had been pregnant slows them down a bit. At the sea, she has a baby boy. They also meet up with Sovi's group, another group traveling along. Tikek begins recovering but still makes them trail behind. Then a terrible thing happens that makes them trail back even slower behind Sovi's group, losing sight of them completely, and engulfing them in winter. They begin to starve. Then Old Mother decides they have no choice. Maroo and Otak (and Rivo) must journey up the mountain themselves to seek help, past the mountain spirits that Maroo fears and through the many dangers the mountain holds. *dun dun duh*
This is a great historical fiction and I totally recomend it. Ann Turnbull makes the story clear and exciting. The people are drawn out to be just like you and me but just in a different time. The details are great and the whole idea is realistic to what I imagine it would be like in the Ice Age. A good book for all ages.
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14 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Eunice Lee on March 19, 2003
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The book Maroo of the Winter Caves is a very interesting book. It is about a young girl who must save her family before they all die. It all started when a Maroo and her family must migrate to another area because they needed more food since winter is about to begin. While they go they go through many adventures such as, when Maroo and her younger brother Otak find a puppy. Then they asked their Old Mother if they are allowed to keep it so that it can help them on their hunting, and she said yes. Along the way Tikek (their mother) was pregnant so that slowed them down and also Areg (their father) was killed on a hunting journey. They found out that he died by falling off a cliff. Then Old Mother said that there wasn't enough time for them to get to the area where they migrated to, and they didn't have enough time before the blizzards would hit so she thought that they should build a snow house to keep them safe. Since, they didn't have enough food to last them throughout the whole winter, she thought that Maroo and Otak should go alone to find help, but Tikek didn't like the idea but had to go along with it. One day while they were going, Maroo couldn't find Otak so she thought of her Old Mother's words, which said that if one of them died or got lost the other one, must leave them and find help. First, she left her younger brother to find help; second, she and the others rescued the others in the snow house; and third her brother returned. They found out that his ankle was broken, but since the dog was with him they survived until his ankle got better.
I liked this book Maroo of the Winter Caves because it told things about the early people of life. In a way, they were like cave people to me. It tells about their environment: where they lived, what they ate, and what they did in life.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on January 29, 2003
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I read this book two years ago and I liked it, but I thought I'd forget it soon. However, some of the simple but pure phrases and scenes have stayed with me since then. I don't know why, but I remember Maroo's making tea, her grandmother about to sacrifice herself for the community good, her trek over the cold mountains with the dog and her special fire. The more I think about this book, the more I remember how much I enjoyed it. Because it's not long and has simple language, you may think it's a quick read, but it's actually well-researched, interesting and stays with you.
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By Audra on September 21, 2013
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I am an elementary teacher. I used this book to enhance my social studies curriculum. The book arrived in good condition and very quickly. My class cheered and clapped at the end of the book
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By Kristen Monacella on January 9, 2013
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This was purchased to be read aloud to a sixth grade class. The kids really seem to enjoy it each year.
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I was hoping Maroo of the Winter Caves would be a tie in for my sixth grade class's study of humans in the Ice Age. It started well enough, but by the end of the book my students and I agreed that there was not enough character development or attention to detail to make the novel a worthwhile book for Literature Study. One of my students suggested I have future sixth graders read the novel in order to see what a undeveloped book is like.
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