The Predator (Animorphs Series #5)

The Predator (Animorphs Series #5)

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by K. A. Applegate
     
 

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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.

Marco never wanted to be an Animorph. He didn't want the ability to change into any animal he touches. And he certainly didn't want to be one of a handful of kids that are the planet's only defense against a secret alien

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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.

Marco never wanted to be an Animorph. He didn't want the ability to change into any animal he touches. And he certainly didn't want to be one of a handful of kids that are the planet's only defense against a secret alien army. His friends know why he feels the way he does. He's worried about his dad -- the only family Marco has left. If anything happens to him, his father will be alone. But something big is about to change for Marco. Something that could finally give him a reason to fight.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leigh Geiger
This is the fifth in the "Animorphs," a science fiction action series, which was originally published in 1996. This is a republished version with a lenticular or hologram cover. Each volume features a cast of teen-age Animorphs who have the ability to transform themselves into other animal forms. The Animorphs have been invaded by the Yeerks and each book involves adventures these teens have in the war against the Yeerks. Each volume is told from a one character's point of view. This time Marco, who tends to shy away from the war, is the narrator. The major story line involves another teenager, Ax, a technically brilliant but socially immature animorph, who wants to return to his planet, Andalite but has no transportation. With the help of Jake, another one of the Animorph gang, he decides to steal a Yeerk ship. Following a very similar script used by all other books in the series, they go through many exciting and often comic adventures, resolving their problem but leaving additional issues to be answered in the next volume. In this volume we learn a little more as he revisits his mother's grave and deals with his father's depression over her death, so there is some minor character development. Readers are more likely to appreciate the character development here if they have read the previous volumes. Applegate, who was the author for this story (although many other books in the series were ghost-written), sticks to very simple sentence structure and elementary-aged vocabulary. This book may encourage reluctant readers with its emphasis on action and humor, but it will not satisfy anyone who is used to well-written prose. Reviewer: Leigh Geiger, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545291576
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2011
Series:
Animorphs Series, #5
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
213,752
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(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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The Predator (Animorphs Series #5) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was really cool but sad too. Read the book if you want to know what I'm talking about. They just keep getting better and better!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It sounds ok. I just dont know. It is a good series. I heard about it at my school when i found a book. You will get confused if youu havent read the series and just randomly pick a book. Its a good series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amasing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
40 or 50 or in bewtween marco is held hostage by creatures that live in his heart!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AWESOME, cool, violent, book. Awesome. Wow. Awesome. Did i mention AWESOME?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome!!!! Nuff said
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It seems Ax is finally a little homesick so the Animorphs try to get a ship for Ax. Before that they have to take Ax to the Mall(uh-oh) it turns out to be Bad news but what Marco is going to find out will change him...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book, Marco's next book ( The Android) and The Escape ( book 15) are Marco's best books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ggg
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I have read almost the whole sieries but with the original covers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If u wannt a free ipad, kiss ur hand three times and vopy dis message three times
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Great Book
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I got the sample even the sample is great! I have the first one: The Encounter. I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Childrens Liturature reviews are so mean
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sf.