In the Shadow of the Mammoth is by Patricia Nikolina Clark. Zol belongs to a clan of Ice Age hunters. His rite of passage into manhood is the yearly mammoth hunt. The hunt where is father was killed. As Zol struggles to find his courage, he rescues and raises a baby crow. To keep his friend he must confront the superstitions of the own tribe, as well as his fear. A charming coming of age tale, boys will enjoy.
Ratings: 6th grade - 7 out of 10.