Mara And Dann: An Adventure

Paperback | December 3, 1999

byDoris Lessing

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Thousands of years in the future, all the northern hemisphere is buried under the ice and snow of a new Ice Age. At the southern end of a large landmass called Ifrik, two children of the Mahondi people, seven-year old Mara and her younger brother, Dann, are abducted from their home in the middle of the night. Raised as outsiders in a poor rural village, Mara and Dann learn to survive the hardships and dangers of a life threatened as much by an unforgiving climate and menacing animals as by a hostile community of Rock People. Eventually they join the great human migration North, away from the drought that is turning the southern land to dust, and in search of a place with enough water and food to support human life. Traveling across the continent, the siblings enter cities rife with crime, power struggles, and corruption, learning as much about human nature as about how societies function. With a clear-eyed vision of the human condition, Mara and Dann is imaginative fiction at its best.

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When young Mara and her brother Dann are kidnapped, they are forced to live among the Rock people. With their new family, they embark on an unforgettable journey through sterile countryside in an attempt to escape the drought turning the continent into a desert. While Mara is curious as to what they will discover on their journey north...

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Thousands of years in the future, all the northern hemisphere is buried under the ice and snow of a new Ice Age. At the southern end of a large landmass called Ifrik, two children of the Mahondi people, seven-year old Mara and her younger brother, Dann, are abducted from their home in the middle of the night. Raised as outsiders in a p...

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Thousands of years in the future, all the northern hemisphere is buried under the ice and snow of a new Ice Age. At the southern end of a large landmass called Ifrik, two children of the Mahondi people, seven-year-old Mara and her younger brother, Dann, are abducted from their home in the middle of the night. Raised as outsiders in a p...

Thousands of years in the future, all the northern hemisphere is buried under the ice and snow of a new Ice Age. At the southern end of a large landmass called Ifrik, two children of the Mahondi people, seven-year old Mara and her younger brother, Dann, are abducted from their home in the middle of the night. Raised as outsiders in a p...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.94 inPublished:December 3, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006093056X

ISBN - 13:9780060930561

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When young Mara and her brother Dann are kidnapped, they are forced to live among the Rock people. With their new family, they embark on an unforgettable journey through sterile countryside in an attempt to escape the drought turning the continent into a desert. While Mara is curious as to what they will discover on their journey north, she also has burning questions about where she came from and who her real parents are. Mara and Dann: An Adventure is a thrilling fantasy novel from Doris Lessing.  

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"A gripping adventure novel..Lessing is at the top of her form, blending ideas and action in a splendid, imaginative tale." (The Oregonian (Portland))