This Orq. (He Cave Boy.) (Hardcover)

By David Elliott, Lori Nichols (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, 9781620915219, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2014



Orq the cave boy LOVES Woma the woolly mammoth. But Mom says Woma shed; Woma smell; Woma not house-trained. Is there any way Orq can convince his mother that Woma belongs with them? Orq has a plan. Well, kind of. Good thing Woma always nearby. An adorable friendship story at its core, This Orq. (He Cave Boy.) is filled with humor and heart.

About the Author

David Elliott lives in New Hampshire with his wife and a Dandie Dinmont terrier who doesn't shed, doesn't smell, and is housetrained. Kind of. David is the author of the New York Times Best Seller And Here's to You! illustrated by Randy Cecil; a trio of poetry books about animals illustrated by Holly Meade (On the Farm, In the Sea, and the ALSC Notable Book for Children In the Wild); and the brilliantly funny Finn Throws a Fit illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering; as well as many other picture books and middle-grade novels. Lori Nichols grew up in Northwestern Pennsylvania surrounded by pets. Although Lori never had a wooly mammoth, she did convince her mother to let her have a parakeet, dog, cat, hermit crab, salamander, frog, and grasshopper. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband, three daughters, and cat (Margaret) and is the author and illustrator of the picture book, Maple.