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  • Published: 27 February 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143309376
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $16.99

Tarin of the Mammoths: The Exile (BK1)




For fans of Michelle Paver’s Chronicles of Ancient Darkness and the Spirit Animals series comes this exciting new Stone Age series, perfect for middle readers.

Tarin longs to be a hunter, but his twisted leg means he is feared and bullied. After a disastrous mishap, Tarin is forced to leave his family and travel alone across wild, unknown land to save the Mammoth Clan. Battling the hostile and savage Boar Clan, a deadly illness and treacherous terrain with twins Kaija and Luuka and their wolf cubs, Tarin realises that if they are all to survive he must conquer his greatest fear – his true self – and embrace the magic that is hiding within him.

  • Pub date: 27 February 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143309376
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $16.99

About the Author

Jo Sandhu

Growing up, Jo was sure she was going to be a Shakespearean actress or a pianist, and gained her Associate Diploma in Speech and Drama. However, on leaving school she spent a year in Finland as a Rotary Exchange Student before returning to Australia and working in banking and HR.

These days she is a writer, a personal carer, and volunteers at her sons' sporting clubs. Her short stories have been highly commended in numerous competitions, including the FAW Mary Grant Bruce Award for Children’s Literature, and the CYA Later Alligator Competition (Brisbane) in both the Children’s and YA sections. She is a member of Queensland Writers Centre and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Jo currently lives in the Tweed Valley in Northern NSW with her family and enjoys cooking, travelling and reading.

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Praise for Tarin of the Mammoths: The Exile (BK1)

“Nan, Isabelle Carmody’s editor, who did a reader’s report for us, wrote: "Here are the two reports on each of the first two books of the Stone Age series. I loved them. I really hope you decide to publish them, and pass them on to me for editing!””

Nan McNab, Nan McNab


Awards & Recognition

  • Readings Book Prize

    Winner • 2018 • Children's

  • Aurealis Awards

    Shortlisted • 2018 • Best Children's Fiction

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards

    Notable Book • 2018 • Younger Readers


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