Saturday, the Twelfth of OctobereBook - 1975
A rerelease of an award-winning classic by the Newbery medalist traces the experiences of a 14-year-old girl who is transported to prehistoric times and adopted by a cave-dwelling group that eventually threatens her survival. Reprint.
After falling asleep in a park, fourteen-year old Zan awakens to find herself transported back in time to the forest world of a band of prehistoric cave dwellers. Adopted by the group, she learns their language and customs, exults in their triumphs, and shares in their grief. However, the society's wise woman has her doubts about Zan, who she believes has brought misfortune with her. In mortal danger, Zane is able to return to her own time—an eleven-month absence which was only a few hours back home.
Norma Fox Mazer (1931–2009) was an American author and teacher best known for her books for young adults. Among the honors Mazer earned for her writing were a National Book Award nomination, a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award (forSaturday, The Twelfth of October), and a Newbery Medal.
After spending almost a year with cave people from an earlier time, a young girl is transported back to the present greatly changed, both by her experience and by the fact that no one believes her.
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