The Return (Spirit Animals (Hardcover)

Fall of the Beasts, Book 3)

By Varian Johnson

Scholastic Inc., 9780545842075, 192pp.

Publication Date: April 26, 2016

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Library Binding (4/26/2016)
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Paperback, French (4/1/2018)
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Split between two worlds, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan are four young heroes who are racing to stop an ancient evil. Even the spirit animal bond, the sacred link between humans and animals, is on the brink of destruction.

The friends face an enemy with the power to enslave others to its will-and to steal spirit animals away from their rightful partners. With their own allies falling to this darkness, the four must look to their bonds to light the way forward.

But one of those lights is about to go out. Briggan, Uraza, Jhi, and Essix. Before their journey is over, one of these legends will be lost.

About the Author

Varian Johnson is the author of five novels, including The Great Greene Heist, which was an ALA Notable Children's Book, a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2014, and a Texas Library Association Lone Star List selection; and Saving Maddie. He lives with his wife and daughters near Austin, Texas. Please visit his website at or follow him on Twitter at @varianjohnson.