Enter a world of ancient magic
When his father is called to active duty in Vietnam, Cory Alder is sent to spend the summer with his adopted Native American uncle, Jasper. Accustomed to life in the city, Cory finds the reality of the ranch scary―every shadow is full of menace. But when an encounter with a medicine man catapults Cory into a world of Native American legend, conquering his fears becomes a matter of survival. Transformed into a beaver called Yellow Shell, Cory is now part of a war between the People, animals whose intelligence equals that of humans. In order to return home, Cory must help Yellow Shell and his allies defeat the Changer, who is attempting to enslave the People in this world―and in Cory's world as well. With two worlds hanging in the balance, Cory will have to use every ounce of courage and animal instinct within him to defeat this enemy . . .
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For well over a half century, Andre Norton was one of the most popular science fiction and fantasy authors in the world. Since her first SF novels were published in the 1940s, her adventure SF has enthralled readers young and old. With series such as Time Traders, Solar Queen, Forerunner, Beast Master, Crosstime, and Janus, as well as many stand-alone novels, her tales of action and adventure throughout the galaxy have drawn countless readers to science fiction. Ms. Norton's fantasy, including the best-selling Witch World series, her Magic series, and many other novels, has been popular with readers for decades. Lauded as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, she is the recipient of a Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Convention.
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"The Changer is impatient this mornin’."
"The Changer?" Cory asked curiously.
It was Uncle Jasper that answered, his voice serious. "Coyote—he’s the Changer. Before the coming of the white men there were my own people here. But before them the Old People, the animals. Only they were not as they are today. No, they lived in tribes, and were the rulers of the world."
"But the Changer," Ned cut in, "he never wanted things to be the same. It was in him to change them around."
"Only he tried a last change," Uncle Jasper took up the story again, "and it was the Great Spirit who defeated him. When enough time passes and the white man puts an end to the world through his muddlin’, then the Changer will return and turn the world over so the People, the animals, will rule again."
"When," Cory asked, "is he supposed to turn the world over?"
Uncle Jasper smiled. "Well, you may just be alive to see it, son."
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Book Description Starscape, 2006. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0765352990
Book Description Starscape, 2006. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110765352990
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