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.
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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.
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