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David Zeltser


David Zeltser

David Zeltser emigrated from the former Soviet Union at age 5. He is a nature and animal lover who, after graduating from Harvard, was admitted to vet school to study wildlife medicine. But he ultimately came back to his first loves --- the arts and storytelling. David lives with his wife and young daughter in Santa Cruz, California. He performs improvised comedy and loves connecting with readers of all ages.

David Zeltser

Books by David Zeltser

Written by David Zeltser illustrated by Diane Goode - Children's 3-5, Family Life

From the day she was born, Nina was a ninja baby. She obliterated her applesauce. She concealed herself at bath time. And she was training herself in advanced infiltration (of movie night). Nina wants to do everything by herself, until the day her parents bring home a Kung Fu Master (a baby brother). Now with a sibling, Nina will face the one thing she cannot do alone: be part of a family. With verve and humor, David Zeltser and Diane Goode tell the story of an unusually gifted child and the family that is more than a match for her.

by David Zeltser - Youth Fiction

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.