Monday, March 7, 2011

Zan-Gah by Allan Richard Shickman

Zan-Gah: A Prehistoric Adventure Zan-Gah by Allan Richard Shickman

From Good Reads:
Zan-Gah, seeking his lost twin brother in a savage prehistoric world, encounters adventure, suffering, conflict, captivity, and final victory. In three years hero passes from an uncertain boyhood to a tried and proven manhood and a position of leadership among his people. Themes include survival, brotherhood, cultures, gender roles, psychological trauma, and nature's wonders and terrors. This is the electronic version of Zan-Gah: A Prehistoric Adventure, which has been awarded Mom's Choice Gold Medal for Series, the Eric Hoffer Notable Book Award, and was a finalist for ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year.(less)

My Take:
This book was very exciting and kept my attention even though it is written for children.  I thought that my son would have loved to have read a story like this when he was younger.  It is perfect for pre-teen or middle grade boys but I think that girls would like it also.  It is filled with action.  
Set in the prehistoric time, this book should interest it's target audience.  It is a clean read which is refreshing in this day and age.  
This book chronicles life when you had to fight against the elements and animals just to survive everyday life.  It is has a boy becoming a man in a very difficult period of time.  A Great book.  
This is the first in a series.  The Second book is   
Zan-Gah and the Beautiful Country
Zan-Gah and the Beautiful Country
Which takes place a few years after the first book. 

You can visit the website for these books here.

Clicking on either of the above covers will take you to the amazon page for them or if you want you can purchase them at the website.

I received a copy of these books for review purposes.  


  1. Thank you for a generous review. The third novel of the Zan-Gah book series, Dael and the Painted People, is nearly finished. I hope you will watch for this book for young adults this summer at the new web address:

    Please pay us a visit.

    Allan R. Shickman

  2. I reviewed these as well, great books for young boys!


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