Sunday, March 6, 2011
Zan-Gah by Allen Richard Shickman
Author: Allan Richard Shickman
Publisher: EarthShaker Books
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
It's been a long time since I've read a book for audience younger than I am, especially a book that's a quick read. Zan-Gah tells a story about a boy who lives in the prehistoric times where to stay a live you must not be afraid because that is the quickest way to die. I must say even though I don't read books based in prehistoric times, Zan-Gah kept me insterested. He starts off by telling you about a hunt for the lion that killed a boy from his tribe which automatically captures your attention and all about how he lives and how the people who lived before him lived their life. Zan Gah is filled with action and adventure that anyone would enjoy from children to elders.
I love how the author doesn't use many big words making it easier for younger audience to understand what's happening and what certain things mean and how even though it's desciption on many things isn't much since it's written in third person, you can still imagine a boy with a spear and he gradually through the book grows. This book is an adventurous book for anyone of all ages :).