A Hilarious Middle Grade Novel About A Misunderstood Caveboy Perfect For Fans Of Ice Age, Happy Feet, The Time Warp Trio, And Platypus Police Squad Lug Is A Caveboy Who Would Rather Paint Than Club Other Caveboys The Clan Even Mocks Him, Calling Him Little Slug Like All The Other Caveboys, Lug Must Enter The Contest To Become The Clan S Next Big Man And Attempt To Catch The Biggest Beast Even Though He Would Much Rather Spend His Days Painting In His Secret Art Cave When Lug Is Banished For Failing To Catch A Jungle Llama, He Thinks He Is Alone In The World But Finds Others Who Believe In Him His Clanmate Stony And A New Friend, Echo, A Girl From A Rival Clan Who Can Talk To Animals And Just May Be Prehistory S First Vegetarian Animal Rights Activist Together They Face Even Bigger Challenges Lug Discovers The Ice Age Is Coming And He Has To Bring The Warring Clans Together To Save Them Not Only From The Freeze But Also From A Particularly Unpleasant Migrating Pride Of Saber Toothed Tigers It S No Help That The Elders Are Cavemen Who Can T Seem To Get The Concept Of Climate Change Through Their Thick Skulls With Both Funny, Anachronistic Humor, Charming Characters, And Strong Themes, Lug, Dawn Of The Ice Age Is Sure To Be A Hit With Many ReadersIllustrated With Black And White Line Art ThroughoutA Great Combination Of Humor And Powerful InsightAl Gore Lug Makes The Ice Age Sizzle Gordon Korman Fred Flintstone Would Feel Right At Home Kirkus Reviews Suspenseful And Smartly Humorous ForeWord Reviews
David Zeltser is the author of Lug Dawn of the Ice Age and its sequel, Lug Blast from the North The novels satirize mankind s response to climate change and have been praised by Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal and Al Gore, who called the first book a great combination of humor and powerful insight David s first picture book, Ninja Baby, was the Magnolia State Book Award runner up, featured in USA Today, and received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, which called it a funny and pitch perfect story It was illustrated by Caldecott Honor winning artist Diane Goode and published by Chronicle Books David s most recent picture book was The Universe Ate My Homework, illustrated by Ayesha Rubio, which received rave reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, and NPR Science Journalist and Radiolab co host Robert Krulwich, who then lent his voice to the trailer Forthcoming books include Codzilla, illustrated by Jared Chapman, from HarperCollins and The Night Library, illustrated by Raul Colon, from Random House David also co wrote the screenplay Solo, which will be directed by Joseph Greco writer director of Canvas and Executive Produced by Bruce Beresford director of Driving Miss Daisy.David emigrated from the former Soviet Union at age five After graduating from Harvard in physics, he was admitted to vet school to study wildlife medicine, but ultimately came back to his first love storytelling David has banded dozens of species of birds, rounded up giraffes with a pickup truck, and helped care for a baby rhino named Emmitt He lives with his wife Fiona, daughter Naomi, and dog Ella in Santa Cruz, California David and his friend Julia Chiapella cofounded a free after school writing center for kids called the Word Lab, as well as the Chamber of Heart and Mystery at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.
- 192 pages
- Lug, Dawn of the Ice Age
- David Zeltser
- 10 August 2019 David Zeltser