Crown Books for Young Readers is pleased to introduce readers to LUCY & ANDY NEANDERTHAL (on sale August 30, 2016 / $12.99 / Ages 8–12) in the brand-new graphic novel series from bestselling author/illustrator Jeffrey Brown (Jedi Academy). Brown brings Neanderthals to the forefront, interspersing facts about the cave dwellers among the hilarious pages of Lucy and Andy’s story, which will appeal to even the most reluctant readers, as well as everyone who loves a laugh-out-loud funny story.


Lucy and Andy are prehistoric siblings dealing with issues all kids face—bossy babysitters, not always liking their dinner (usually mammoth meat!), doing chores, and not being old enough for family outings, especially the epic mammoth hunts. Cave life can be pretty unfair sometimes, but one thing is for certain—there is never a dull moment. Especially with the arrival of a new group called humans . . .

With scientific information about Neanderthals throughout the novel, LUCY & ANDY NEANDERTHAL offers both humor and facts, making history come alive for young readers. Brown’s research about Neanderthals is extensive and will appeal to educators and parents looking for nonfiction that kids will love. Look for the next offering in the series in summer 2017.


JEFFREY BROWN is the author of numerous bestselling Star Wars books, including Darth Vader and Son and the middle-grade Jedi Academy series. He is not as old as ancient fossils yet, but he does have 2.2 percent Neanderthal DNA. He lives in Chicago with his wife and sons.



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