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Children's Fiction Prehistory

Just a Little Later With Eevo and Sim

by (author) Henry Shykoff

illustrated by Marilyn Mets & Peter Ledwon

Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2001
Prehistory, Wolves & Coyotes, General
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    Nov 2001
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
  • Reading age: 9 to 12


Just a Little Later With Eevo and Sim is the continuation of Once Upon a Time Long, Long Ago, the adventures of Eevo and Sim. The story is set about 50,000 years ago in the time of prehistoric man. Their parents, Shim and Dedu, have just returned from their long trip to the Wetlands Clan, the former home of Shim. They discover that, together, Eevo and Sim had overcome many dangers, discovered fire, rescued two wolf cubs and saved their home from starvation.

Now Sim and Eevo are off on a long, dangerous journey back to the Wetlands Clan, accompanied by the wolves. Caught in a fierce sandstorm, they are separated from Shim and Dedu. Once again, this sister and brother take on many challenges, make new discoveries, and even encounter the Great One: the much-feared crocodile of the Great River.

"Once Upon a Time Long, Long Ago was an incredibly popular book in my school library. The continuing tale, Just a Little Later With Eevo and Sim, proves to be an equally exciting story. Students from grades 3 to 8 will be enthralled by the adventures these two siblings encounter. From designing water bags made from an elk’s stomach to figuring out a way to capture a gigantic crocodile; from teaching the secret of fire making to planning how to hunt wild horses, Sim and Eevo prove how valuable they are to the clan. Both children make wonderful role models for all young people."

- Lorna Embrey, Teacher-Librarian

About the authors

Henry Shykoff's family came to Canada from Poland when Henry was six years old. He grew up in Toronto and graduated from the University of Toronto medical school in 1949. Anaesthesia was his chosen profession and he enjoyed forty years of a distinguished medical career, which included teaching and research.

After retiring from the hospital, he pursued his love of storytelling and the study of paleoanthropology. His first book, Once Upon a Time Long, Long Ago, was enthusiastically acclaimed by young readers. It was a Silver Birch nominee.

Henry lives in East York with his wife, Ruth. They are the proud parents of three daughters and the happy grandparents of four grandchildren. Now in his eighties, Henry is working on his third book about Eevo and Sim.

Henry Shykoff's profile page

Judy Ann Sadler is the best-selling author of over 20 craft books for children including Corking, Knitting, Simply Sewing, Hemp Jewelry and The Kids Can Press Jumbo Book of Easy Crafts. She still looks forward to making stuff every day. Judy Ann lives with her family in London, Ontario.

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Peter Ledwon has worked as a commercial photographer, illustrator, graphic designer, and art director for the past 15 years. He gained formal training in photography at Ryerson University. In addition, he holds science degrees in physiology and biochemistry from U.B.C. Peter also writes for both magazines and newsletters targeted at the adult market.

Peter Ledwon's profile page

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