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 any animal they touch. With it, they become Animorphs, the unlikely champions in a secret war for the planet. And the ...

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Overview


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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545291514
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Series: Animorphs Series , #1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 84,214
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2011

    Excellent series

    I read every single Animorphs book during the months they were released back in grade school/middle school. They are utterly fantastic books for younger kids. The story is compelling and there's plenty of action, witty banter between the characters, and emotion put forth. Animorphs was my favorite book series for a long time, and I'm very happy that they have decided to reprint these.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Timeless/Ageless

    K.A Applegate has written what I consider to be one of THE best series of books. It does not matter if you're a kid or an adult. There is enough complexity, fun and adventure here to get anyone's imaginative jucies flowing. If you are a parent I recomend you introduce your child to this series. If you are a kid/youth looking for something excellent you just found it. My hat's off to Ms Applegate for giving us these wonderful books. If only more authors who gear their books toward young people were as concientious and original in their writings we would have so much less of the second-rate ripped-off nonsense we see too much of today. Like Twain and Alcott, fifty years from now we will remember the name Applegate. Read her books and you'll see why.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2011

    Extremely Amazing

    This book is well written and very exciting. I would definately recommend it to anyone who loves fantasy or sci-fi

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 12, 2011

    Loved this in middle school

    Like other reviewers, I loved this series in middle school. There is quite a lot of action. The storylines of several characters take unexpected, but interesting turns. I would recommend this for any young reader.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

    This book is cool

    If you want a good book then you have to read this you can't put it down

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    Sight for sore eyes

    Hope the rest are released. At least on ebook. Great series.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    AWESOME!

    I read these books (most of them) a while ago. I loved them. I'm so happy to see that they are becoming ebooks, when I read them they were between "out-of-print" and "oh-we're redoing-the-covers-and-selling-them-again" so I couldn't find any of them. I found a library with almost all of them and just kept reading. Sci-Fi fans, especially young ones will love these. I know people of up to thirteen who read them, however, and ages honestly don't hinder your enjoyment. I would even recomend them to older teens, who remember when the setting for "Animorphs" was the norm for a kid's life, minus the aliens. Read at least one, before you make any judgements on whether it is a kids book.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Awesome

    Animorphs RRRRRUUUUULLLLLEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2011

    Cool

    Awesome and exciting.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2010

    I can't believe its finally coming back into print!

    <They have come to destroy you.> -Elfangor's warning of the coming Yeerk invasion. Animorphs was a rather popular children's series when I was a kid. Having read them when I was younger, I got so caught up in the story that I knew I just had to relive it someday. So with the re-release I'm taking on a mission, now about 10 years later to perhaps reminisce with the feelings that the series brought as well as gain a new found appreciation for the series that I did not have before. Hopefully they get it in ereader format, but knowing Scholastic... not a chance (but one can hope). The major premise of Invasion, the first book of the series, is five ordinary teenagers take a shortcut one night into an abandoned construction site where they meet an alien Andalite named Elfangor. He reveals that their world is now under invasion by a species of parasitic mind controlling slugs called Yeerks. Intense news for a group of teens huh? Well it gets more intense when the alien charges them with responsibility for saving the entire human race! But the teens are not powerless in their mission. Elfangor gives them a power to fight back against the Yeerks, a technology that only the Andalites possess. The ability to morph into animals!!! Book 1 Invasion did a really good job at introduces all the main characters of the story. Jake, Rachel, Cassie, Marco, and Tobias all have very distinct, very different personalities, and Applegate does a superb job at distinguishing them all based on their feelings towards particular events, actions, feelings etc. remaining true to each characters inner compass. Applegate liters the book with references to popular television shows, video games, slang, and teen troubles, that really allow the group of Animorphs, as they come to be known, to be rather relatable, that they are just normal kids wrapped up in an extraordinary circumstance. The first book goes through the process of defining their enemy: the Yeerks, who are led by the evil and cruel Visser Three, and his cast of alien and human allies. The book defines their morphing ability an the process to which they acquire animals and the particular rules and drawbacks of morphing (i.e. clothing issues, time limits). And give them their first confrontation that will shape their resolve for the battle against the Yeerks, but unfortunately not without consequences. A good quick first book introduction. I am looking forward to getting through the series, and hope they re-print more than the first six.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    Anonymous

    I've only read to the 20th page and it's sooo good!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Powerful series The animorphs teach and entertain. The series

    Powerful series

    The animorphs teach and entertain. The series gives vast amounts of adventure and action.

    Animorphs are a team of 6, each book is told from a member point of view. The series demonstrates the vast variety of ways to see things. Each character has a vary strong and individual personality.

    When in morph the Animorphs actualy exoerience the world through the senses, instincts and bodies of those species. It's quite detailed. The series teaches about animals in this way.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    Best youth sci-fi series!

    Read these books years ago and was so excited to find them in ebook format. My day just got way better.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    AWSOME

    who dosent like it i love it

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Awesome read!

    Awesome!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2011

    AWSOM!

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    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2011

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2011

    ITS BACK!

    I remember this book series from back in grade school. I never read the series in order but the library had a bunch of randomly selected ones. I loved them back then and i cant wait to read them again, starting from the beginning. My only question is if the new books are exactly the same as the old ones... :3

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2011

    Animorphs 1 the invasion reveiw

    I have read this and it is the best book ever!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2011

    Exhilirating

    I actually read this for a book project. I had to read a sci-fi book. I'm wasn't much of a sci-fi person, so I thought it would be kind of boring. I WAS WRONG! This was one of those book that you just can't put down.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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