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Young Adult & Middlegrade Fiction

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Neandergirl (YA) 
Pegasus Elliot MacKenzie Publishers Ltd

On a dig in a Spanish desert, archeologist, Jennifer Moore uncovers the skeleton of a young Neanderthal, a prehistoric branch of humans that mysteriously vanished. In its hand is a bone flute. But Neanderthals were not known to create music.


40,000 years earlier, Skeetu, one of the last remaining Neanderthals, finds a flute. This leads her to a small band of Homo sapiens-our ancestors. With her Woolly Rhino, Bulo, they travel together in search of more of their kind. Saber-toothed tigers, monstrous hyenas, cave bears, wolves, and winter storms challenge their survival.


Forward to present time: Jennifer is racing backwards through her dreams; seeing through the eyes of one ancestor to the next. Could it have something to do with the flute she stole from the dig site?


Neandergirl is in essence a time travel story, joining family across the span of 40,000 years, and plays with the challenges of companionship-not between two races, but two different species of human beings.

Neandergirl neanderthal John Himmelman
giant from the fire sea John Himmelman

The Giant from the Fire Sea (MG)
  Illustrations Jeffrey Himmelman
Henry Holt & Co.

Jat is a boy who wants more from life than collecting coal from the Fire Sea.

Newton is a misfit giant, cast out of his homeland for his love of science and reading.

Brought together by chance, the two become the best of friends. But when enemy giants threaten to ruin everything, it's up to Jat and Newton to defend Jat’s village, leading to the journey of a lifetime.

Giant from the Fire Sea JLG

Junior Library Guild Selection!

Cat: Fantasy/Science Fiction Middle Plus

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