Five Tales of Transformation
Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152057909, 160pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2006
Children become cats and birds, a once-invisible young woman pieces herself back together, and the identity of a mysterious baseball mascot is uncovered--all within this eclectic collection from master storyteller Avi. By turns chilling, ethereal, and surreal, these thought-provoking tales are sure to engage anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to become someone--or something--else.
AVI has written many enormously popular novels for middle grade and teen readers, including The End of the Beginning; the Newbery Medal-winning Crispin: The Cross of Lead; and two Newbery Honor Books, Nothing But the Truth: A Documentary Novel and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. He lives in Denver, Colorado.