Kalla of the Lion Clan

Children & Young Adult, Children's Books, Children's Books Age 8+, Children's Books History

The location is Europe, the time is 30,000 years ago. The Neanderthals, who have inhabited the continent for nearly 200,000 years, are on the brink of extinction and will soon be replaced by “modern” man. In the Dordogne in the south of France, eight-year-old Kalla lives with her tribe, the Lion Clan. As it does every year, the tribe has followed the reindeers north, and has now returned to camp in the caves of Otter Creek Valley. Kalla was looking forward to it so much, but now everything is different. Is it because she accidentally stumbled upon the secret underground caves where only the men of the clan are permitted to go? Or is the uneasy atmosphere being caused by the strangers that have intruded on the clan’s hunting grounds? Everything seems to be changing – even the animals are behaving oddly. When disaster eventually strikes, Kalla is amazed by her sense of liberation.

Includes a glossary and extensively researched factual information about the period  

Laura Feuerland

Laura Feuerland has made a name for herself with her radio plays; she also writes short stories, plays and novels, mostly for young readers. Her main area of interest is the early history of mankind.

Kalla of the Lion Clan

The location is Europe, the time is 30,000 years ago. The Neanderthals, who have inhabited the continent for nearly 200,000 years, are on the brink of extinction and will soon be replaced by “modern” man. In the Dordogne in the south of France, eight-year-old Kalla lives with her tribe, the Lion Clan. As it does every year, the tribe has followed the reindeers north, and has now returned to camp in the caves of Otter Creek Valley. Kalla was looking forward to it so much, but now everything is different. Is it because she accidentally stumbled upon the secret underground caves where only the men of the clan are permitted to go? Or is the uneasy atmosphere being caused by the strangers that have intruded on the clan’s hunting grounds? Everything seems to be changing – even the animals are behaving oddly. When disaster eventually strikes, Kalla is amazed by her sense of liberation.

Includes a glossary and extensively researched factual information about the period  

Bibliographic Data
208 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-62438-1
First published 2010