Zan-Gah: A Prehistoric Adventure by Allan Richard Shickman

Zan-Gah: A Prehistoric Adventure
by Allan Richard Shickman
Published July 15th 2007 by Earthshaker Books
Paperback, 160 pages

The hero, Zan-Gah seeks his lost twin in a savage prehistoric world, encountering suffering, captivity, conflict, love, and triumph. In three years, Zan-Gah passes from an uncertain boyhood to a tried and proven manhood and a position of leadership among his people. Themes: survival, cultures, gender roles, psychological trauma, nature’s wonders and terrors.

This is the first time I have read anything in the prehistoric time period. It was a totally different experience and not a bad one at all.
On opening the book, I came across a number of recommendations done for the book by teens in the 10-13 category and there moms. I found this really sweet and I think that if I were a mom, I would just let my teen read it as well, without fretting about the content πŸ™‚

In this story, we come to know and see a boys transformation into a man and that to a respected and appreciated man. And we get to see that man’s flight to recover his lost twin brother. This really is set in the prehistoric times but still holds so much meaning in today’s world as well. The lessons of patience, maturity and looking eye to eye with danger to win over it, is all etched through out. Practise makes a man perfect – the age old adage is proved in this little stunner. It is at the same time thrilling to see Zan-Gah go through each of his trials with a lot of grit and you can not help like him and feel for him!!

Definitely a book for your teen, teen friend or for you, if you interested in the genre!

I am already reading the sequel… so look out for a post on that one soon!

“It isn’t the big pleasures that count the most; it’s making a great deal out of the little ones.”β€” Jean Webster

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  1. Veens, I've been looking forward to reading your thoughts on Zan-Gah. Our young hero takes us on quite a journey, doesn't he?!Have a great reading week!

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