Posted by: Kathy Temean | August 24, 2017

Featured Book Giveaway: The Adventures of Caveboy by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Author Sudipta Bardham has another new chapter book. I’m losing count – I know she has published over 25 wonderful picture books and she is offering one lucky winner a copy of THE ADVENTURES OF CAVEBOY.

All you have to do to get in the running is to leave a comment. Reblog, tweet, or talk about it on Facebook with a link and you will get additional chances to win. Just let me know the other things you did to share the good news, so I can put in the right amount of tickets in my basket for you. Check back to discover the winner.


Meet Caveboy! Ooga booga!

Caveboy is just like any other boy . . . he loves playing base-skull, running really fast, and especially whacking things with his club. But when his club breaks, he will need to find a new one . . . which just might lead him to a new friend. In this first book, Caveboy will find the perfect club, meet his best friend, and learn to be brave!

Like most of my books, The Adventures of Caveboybooks were inspired by my children. My son, Sawyer, was around 6 years old when I wrote a draft about a Caveboy who wanted to play. His sister kept offering – but Caveboy didn’t think sisters were good playmates. (Incidentally, Sawyer has two sisters!) He tried many other options – rocks, trees, even sabertooth tigers – before realizing that sisters can be good for playing.

So much of Sawyer’s personality and so many of his interests created the foundation for Caveboy the character. Sawyer played little league baseball and loves the Yankees, so Caveboy plays baseskull and dreams of being the best baseskull payer in the world. Like Sawyer, Caveboy is hypercompetitive, is willing to bend the rules, and has a keen sense of what he wants. Both boys are kind, loyal, and generous. They both have sisters they love (despite how much the girls irritate them!) and they both love thumping things. As for eyebrows, there’s a small difference – Caveboy only has one, but Sawyer is quite clear that he does NOT have a unibrow!

The first draft of Caveboy’s story was written as a picture book. But eventually, the manuscript evolved into an early chapter book with Caveboy having many more adventures. This is exciting for me because I get to live with this character for much longer than if he’d starred in only a standalone picture book. So far, Caveboy has gained friendships, hunted mammoths (unsuccessfully), joined a baseskull team, and faced down giant spiders. I can’t wait to see what else he will do!

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen swears she lives in New Jersey with four cavepeople, but studies have shown that the three juveniles and one adult male are actually humans. She cannot hit baseskulls, hunt saber-tooth tigers, or scare away spiders, but she is very good at reading, traveling, and shopping for shoes. Sudipta is an award-winning children’s book author whose books include Duck Duck Moose (a CBC Children’s Choice Award Finalist), Tyrannosaurus Wrecks (a Junior Library Guild Selection), Brobot Bedtime, and Chicks Run Wild. She frequently speaks about the craft of writing at schools and conferences all around the world. You can learn more about her and her books on her website

Thank you Sudipta for sharing your book and journey. I know someone will be happy when they win. It looks like such a cute book.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Looks fabulous! Well done to her!


  2. This sounds like fun from the get go. Being a lover (and writer) of caveboy stories, I can’t wait to read this.


  3. Congrats, Sudipta! Who knew there were cave people in NJ? 🙂


  4. So happy to see another Sudipta creation! Can’t wait to dig up this one 🙂 Best, Lynne Marie


  5. Looks like such a fun series!


  6. I’m confused. Is it a picture book or a chapter book? It sounds like a great book in any genre.


    • Rita,

      I corrected the mistake. With all those wonderful colored illustrations, I thought it was a picture book. Thanks for pointing this out.



  7. I love all of Sudipta’s books and look forward to reading this one! Sounds like a great chapter book series!


  8. It’s always fun to see another new book by Sudipta. I tweeted and shared on FB.


  9. Sudipta, I LOVE your picture books and knew you were working on chapter books and was excited to see what they would be. I LOVE the premise! And though Robin didn’t know there were cave people in Jersey, I know I run into them pretty regularly in this area! lol Congrats!

    P.S. Kathy, I always tweet which automatically goes to Facebook 🙂


  10. Cute!


  11. Looks like a fun books for kids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  12. Caveboy is adorable, how could I get by without him? Please enter my name in the draw. For extra entries I tweeted a link:, and pinned an image:


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