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The Invasion (Animorphs Series #1)

The Invasion (Animorphs Series #1)

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The wildly popular series by K.A. Applegate is back! The first six books of Animorphs return, with striking new lenticular covers that morph.

The Earth is being invaded, but no one knows about it. When Jake, Rachel, Tobias, Cassie, and Marco stumble upon a downed alien spaceship and its dying pilot, they're given an incredible power -- they can transform into

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The wildly popular series by K.A. Applegate is back! The first six books of Animorphs return, with striking new lenticular covers that morph.

The Earth is being invaded, but no one knows about it. When Jake, Rachel, Tobias, Cassie, and Marco stumble upon a downed alien spaceship and its dying pilot, they're given an incredible power -- they can transform into any animal they touch. With it, they become Animorphs, the unlikely champions in a secret war for the planet. And the enemies they're fighting could be anyone, even the people closest to them. So begins K.A. Applegate's epic series about five normal kids with a limitless amount of forms and abilities.

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Praise for Animorphs

“Engaging … impressive.” –School Library Journal

“There's clearly something about Animorphs that has kept kids enthralled.” –Publisher's Weekly

Children's Literature - Heather Kinard
Jake had been warned not to take the shortcut home through the abandoned construction site. He knew his mom would be angry, but tonight he was in a hurry and he had his friends, Tobias, Marco, Rachel, and Cassie with him. What could possibly go wrong? Suddenly, they see a bright light in the sky heading directly for them and quickly realize it is not just an airplane, but an alien spaceship. When it crashes right in front of them the group decides to investigate and discovers an injured alien pilot. Near death, the Andolite informs them that the earth is secretly being invaded by Yeerks, a group of slug-like aliens invading humans through their ear canals to take control over their bodies. These humans become known as Controllers. The pilot's final act gives Jake and his friends the ability to become any creature they touch, and charges them with the task of finding and defeating the Yeerk Controllers. No one is prepared for the realization that the school's assistant principal, Mr. Chapman, as well as Jake's older brother, Tom, have been invaded. To make matters worse, the Yeerks meeting place is hidden underneath their own school. The kids are more determined than ever to defeat the Yeerks and save friends, family and the whole human race. This book is well written and full of suspenseful action keeping the reader on the edge of his seat. It ends abruptly leaving the reader anxious to pick up the next book to find out what happens. It is definitely recommended for both boys and girls. Reviewer: Heather Kinard

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545291514
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2011
Series:
Animorphs Series, #1
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
203,426
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


K. A. Applegate is the author of the bestselling Animorphs series, as well as the Remnants and Everworld series, Home of the Brave, and the Roscoe Riley Rules series. She lives in Tiburon, California.

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