The Valley of Horses Book Summary and Study Guide

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In this continuing sequel of Clan of the Cave Bear, Ayla was cruelly tossed out by the Clan members, (mainly Broud).
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She was told to go find the "Others," and she wanders about trying to find a place to settle in.

As she continues her hunting as in the book before, Ayla meets a foal, whom she names Whinney. And interestingly, later a baby cub, who she calls Baby. These are her friends. But Ayla is still very lonely without human companionship.

On the other side of the fence is Jondular. He is making a journey, traveling across the Great Mother river.
Tragedy strikes however, and he and Ayla will cross paths.
Ayla finds Jondular in pain and goes to rescue him. It is here that everything in the story changes.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Animal story    -   Yes Kind of animal:    -   horse Life of a profession:    -   caveman (ug!) Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Exploring into the wild    -   Yes kind of story    -   surviving natural elements

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Jungles?    -   Yes Jungles    -   lost city

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   touching of anatomy Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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