The Plains of Passage Book Summary and Study Guide

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The fourth novel in the Earth's Children series is largely a travel book. It begins as Ayla and Jondalar leaves the Mamouth hunters with whom they have been staying and journey across Europe to make their home with Jondalar's tribe. As they travel, the couple face many challenges, including the natural elements, and an encounter with clansmen, like those who have raised Ayla. As they draw closer to their destination Ayla begins to wonder if she will be accepted by Jondalar's people.
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The review of this Book prepared by fran laniado

In the novels that came before this one did, Jean M. Auel, the author returns us to the earliest days of humankind and to the captivating adventures of Ayla and Jondular. Jondular wants to travel back to his home, and there is a very long even dangerous journey ahead in this book. Their odyssey spans a beautiful but sparsely populated and treacherous continent, the windswept grasslands of Ice Age Europe, casting the pair among strangers. Some will be intrigued by Ayla and Jondular, and others, are not so sure about them; threatened by what they cannot understand. But Ayla, with no memory at all of her own people, and Jondular, with a hunger to return to his, are compelled to keep going on the journey ahead until they reach his home.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Life of a profession:    -   caveman (ug!) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   a teen Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can talk to animals Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () Europe    -   Yes Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk!    -   Vagia talk!    -   Weiner talk! Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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