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School Library Journal
Gr 5-6-When Andrew literally bumps into a tiny spaceship while walking his dog, his life changes dramatically. Suddenly, he is in telepathic communication with Ysdran, an alien who trains him in the use of special powers of teleportation and mind control. His initial delight with his new abilities and with his new friend are only slightly tempered by the negative reactions of his parents and friends. But when he comes to realize that Ysdran is planning to claim Earth as a colony for her people so they can mine its oxygen and hydrogen resources, he is terrified. Somehow he must stop her before his planet is lost. This is compelling science fiction with a likable, nicely drawn young hero. Ysdran's character is slowly and fully developed through her relationship with her doglike companion, Caneesh. Rather than overexplaining the details of the boy's confrontation with an otherworldly culture, Orr gives readers the chance to enjoy the adventures and suspense as Andrew experiences them. Unusual and fun.-Anne Connor, Los Angeles Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550373684
Publisher:
Annick Press, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/1994
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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by Wendy Orr and illustrated by Ruth Ohi

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