Guest Post: David Zeltser
Author of Lug, Dawn of the Ice Age
Dear Dawn and ReadLove blog readers,
I appreciated your recent post (Gratitude Begets Gratitude: Count Your Book Blessings) and wanted to share a couple thoughts on that subject.
As I mention on my website’s bio, I too am thankful for Seuss, Silverstein, and Dahl, whom I discovered (and rediscovered) at various critical moments in my life. My family immigrated from the Soviet Union when I was five, so my childhood reading was a little different from most. But one thing I’m very grateful for is the wealth of educational opportunities I was given in the US, most of which I would have lacked in the USSR.
As I say on my website’s Giving Back page, “As an immigrant kid with big dreams, I’ve benefited from the help of many great organizations and kind people. So for every book I write, at least 20% of my proceeds will go to organizations that help children and families in need.”
And let me end this short post by thanking you for your interest in LUG. I hope you’ll visit my website, learn more about all of my upcoming books, and see the LUG book trailer here: http://davidzeltser.com/books/lug-dawn-of-the-ice-age
Lug, Dawn of the Ice Age
by David Zeltser
Series: Lug (Book 1)
Publication Date: September 9, 2014
Publisher: Egmont USA
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Lug, Dawn of the Ice Age is the first book in a new satirical series about the world’s inaction on climate change from debut author David Zeltser.
In Lug’s Stone Age clan, a caveboy becomes a caveman by catching a jungle llama and riding against the rival Boar Rider clan in the Big Game. The thing is, Lug has a forbidden, secret art cave and would rather paint than smash skulls. Because Lug is different, his clan’s Big Man is out to get him, he’s got a pair of bullies on his case—oh, and the Ice Age is coming.
“A Stone Age comedy features a caveboy guilty of ‘uncavemanlike behavior.’ . . . Fred Flintstone would feel right at home in this light-as-pumice comedy.” — Kirkus Reviews
“This book is filled with humor but also a deeper message of learning to accept who you are and not backing down from what you are passionate about. . . . A roaring addition for public and school libraries.” — School Library Journal
“A merry prehistoric romp filled with unexpected laughs and sly humor! Following Lug as he tries to negotiate the mysteries of art, girls, changing climate, and the rowdy game of Headstone is sheer delight. Fast-paced and funny, with a heart of gold, this is one that kids will love.” — Bruce Coville, author of My Teacher Is an Alien and Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
Don’t Miss the Next Stops on the Blog Tour:
For a full list of stops and details on the LUG Blog Tour, go to Egmont USA: