If you are looking for a feel-good book, this is it. The action starts with Yani finding she has been traded to the old traveling flint Knapper for the spear points her father needs to hunt for the family. You asked, "How can this be a feel-good book?" Rather than a life in a village where she is considered a difficult child, Yani's life becomes one of adventure beyond her wildest dreams. As the old man and the girl travel through a fantasy Stone Age land, a warm father-daughter bond develops. This book has humor, wolves, bears, blizzards and much more.