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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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

Age: 12+
Publication Date: July 2007
Book Acquisition: received a finished copy from the publisher

My Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

(from Goodreads)
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.

I have to say, this was my first "prehistoric adventure" story. I was a little skeptical at first. I was very curious to see how the author went about telling a prehistoric tale.

We don't ever know exactly where Zan-Gah and his people live or even in exactly what time period they lived in. These facts, for me, are what made the story so compelling. I didn't need these facts. The imagry was amazing and the characters were so real to me.

This is a book I can see myself reading again and again. From the very first page I was draw into the story. I needed to know what happened to Zan-Gah and his people. The adventure he has is pretty amazing and I enjoyed it all.

I can see young readers, both boys and girls, really liking this story. It's different from most books out there and I think this would appeal to a lot of readers.

I have the second book in the series, Zan-Gah and the Beautiful Country and I'm very much looking forward to reading it.

**In my Mimi Reviews I explore older,sometimes obscure books I have found in my travels and wish to share with my readers**

1 comment:

  1. I reviewed both Zan Gah books earlier in the year and enjoyed them very much. My daughters who are 10 and 12 really liked them too. Great books for young readers.

    Great review!


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