Adventure Books Kids Can't Put Down - Young Adults and Teens - Middle School & High

Prehistoric Adventure Boys' Books — and Girls' Books Too!  Young Adults & Teens

A prehistoric adventure book of survival and conflict that is sure to capture kids' attention—followed by two explosive sequels.  Earthshaker Books' young adult books are exciting tales that are emotionally moving and meaningful. Teachers and librarians have found that our books enrich kids' vocabularies and thinking skills. Young adults—both boys and girls— and teens have found this book series exciting, gripping, and full of surprises.  They are boys' books, but girls love them too. Ages 11-15.

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Book Excerpt:

"She began to move warily in a circle as the men tightened the trap, and as they got closer the lioness began to stride and prowl in a circle so small that she almost seemed to be chasing her tail. But she was watching, watching while she turned and snarled, for a weakness in the ever-tightening ring of her pursuers. Then, at the moment the attack finally was sounded—when the men, putting down their drums and torches, charged on the run with their spears—the lioness saw what she was looking for. One of her enemies was smaller, weaker than the rest. There was a point in the strengthening line that could be broken! Thought merged with furious action and the beast, with a mighty bound of astonishing swiftness, darted toward Zan. Five hundred pounds of snarling fury sprang directly at him with claws bared and fanged mouth open!"

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For Teachers:

Zan-Gah: a Prehistoric Adventure and the two powerful sequels of the book series, are excellent middle school and high school books suitable for classroom use. The hero, Zan-Gah, is a prehistoric boy in search of his twin brother in a land of harsh realities and frightful challenges. The adventure's three years take him toward self-realization, manhood, and a role of leadership among his people. A dramatic and impassioned quest and tale of survival , Zan-Gah will engage, thrill, and deeply move young adults ages 11 to 15 and their elders. More than just a narrative, Zan-Gah awakens sensitivities and increases awareness of life's complexities while gripping and holding the reader spellbound. Young adults and teens will be enthralled, and will remember Zan-Gah all of their lives.   Mom's Choice Award.

The exciting sequel, Zan-Gah and the Beautiful Country, continues the adventures of the twin brothers, showing the painful consequences of ptsd in a story of tribal conflict and brothers' rivalry.  Both novels of this book series are young adult fiction—and are enjoyed by their elders as well.  Kids and adults can enjoy them together.

The latest surprising sequel, Dael and the Painted People, sees Dael living with an alien tribe. He makes a powerful enemy and some true friends. Here are more exciting prehistoric adventures in the Zan-Gah book series for kids of all ages.


An ACCELERATED READER quiz is now available through RENAISSANCE LEARNING for Zan-Gah: A Prehistoric Adventure.  Learning level: 7.3

Zan-Gah: A Prehistoric Adventure has been purchased for free distribution to children by READING IS FUNDAMENTAL.

Winner, MOM'S CHOICE Gold Award for Young Adults Series.        


Winner of an Eric Hoffer Notable Book Award 

Finalist, Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award

Mom's Choice Award, Gold Seal for Excellence

Written by a published professor of Art History, the Zan-Gah book series makes no concessions to those who would pamper or "talk down" to bright kids. It is rich in vocabulary, and mature in sentence structure. The adventures explore such meaningful themes as survival, culture, conflict resolution, gender roles, psychological trauma (ptsd), and the wonders and terrors of nature.

The author, Allan Richard Shickman, is available on a limited basis for exciting dramatic readings and a writing workshop.  Click "Contact" below.




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