Blast from the North

From the Series Lug

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

After saving his clan from saber-toothed tigers, Lug the caveboy has become a hero. The only problem: between the nightmares and his sudden skittishness around animals, he doesn’t feel like much of a hero. But now he and his friends, Stony and Echo, have even bigger problems. A giant glacier is rolling toward their village—faster than any ordinary mass of ice should move—and it’s on course to crush the whole settlement! Maybe Blast, the mysterious northern boy who lives on the glacier, can help Lug’s clan. Or maybe it will be up to Lug to save the day again, whether he’s ready to or not.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Number of Pages 160
Publication Date 2016-09-01
Text Type Fiction—Humor
BISACS JUV016090, JUV039140, JUV001000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.25
Lexile 700
ATOS Reading Level 4.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 183597
Accelerated Reader® Points 3.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Author: David Zeltser

David Zeltser is the author of the Lug series, Ninja Baby, Stinker, and The Universe Ate My Homework. He studied physics at Harvard and was fortunate to co-author a paper with the world renowned physicist Howard Georgi. Now David writes children's books, graphic novels, and screenplays and lives with his family and many barking sea lions in Santa Cruz, California. Follow him on Twitter (@davidzeltser) and at


School Library Journal

“This delightful series serves up laughs and action throughout. Fans of the previous tale will enjoy this outing . . .”—School Library Journal


“Zeltser pairs friendship and climate change in this adventure of good versus evil. . . . [T]his is a good choice for reluctant readers or fans of the Ice Age animated movies.”—Booklist