Monday, December 06, 2021

Bonnye Matthews, prolific Alaskan author, writes prehistoric fiction. According to Grace Cavalieri, award-winning poet/playwright, book reviewer, and host of The Poet and the Poem from the Library of Congress, "Matthews is America’s pre-eminent author of prehistoric fiction." According to George F. Steiner, Quaternary Geology and Pleistocene Cognitive Archaeology expert, “Her stories are fascinating and the science behind them is cutting edge.” The novel series focus is the peopling of the Americas and the novella series looks at very old individual archaeological sites. In the works is a chapter book for middle graders, Arctic Dinosaurs of Alaska: One Year.


  • Integrity, 130,000 BC: The Cerutti Mastodon Site

    Integrity, 130,000 BC: The Cerutti Mastodon Site

    In a super strong patriarchal society of one clan in southern California 130,000 years ago, a girl twin is born before her brother twin, and as a stroke of luck, she is not left to die, as would have been the case for a second-born girl. The girl, Elka, grows
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  • Peopling of the Americas

    Freedom, 250,000 BC

    After years of abuse from his father Wing leaves the only home he's ever known to find, as the male lion he sees leave its pride, a new home or die. At age 16, frail, injured, and alone in the mountainous untamed and untouched wilderness of Mexico of 250,000 BC,
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  • Peopling of the Americas

    Courage, 30,000 BC

    It's 30,000 BC. Hiding in a giant mimosa tree, Maru watches her father meet with the leader of a treacherous Andean tribe. Her father, furious that she's followed him, tells her that if he is killed—something he fully expects—she must warn their people to flee. The people are prepared; Maru
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  • Ki’ti’s Story, 75,000 BC - Companion Coloring Book

    Ki’ti’s Story, 75,000 BC - Companion Coloring Book

    These fish are not fiction. They existed long before the people of Ki’ti’s Story, 75,000 BC. The fish were indigenous to Lake Dianchi in China. The 3.2 million year old Lake created by a fault running across the Yunnan Plateau was old when the People in the story arrived there.
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