Only Child by H. M. Hoover

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Cody, an eleven-year-old space traveler, tries to save a race of spiderlike aliens slated for extinction by human colonization.
 

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Published April 30, 1992 by Dutton Juvenile. 128 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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He's unprepared for the sky and sea on planet Patina, or for the "skippers," large, insect-like creatures that seem to be intelligent--an apparent impossibility, since humans have allowed them on the planet.

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Twelve-year-old Cody's first trip outside his spaceship home takes him to the developing world of Patma, where he is kidnapped by natives who want to hold him hostage in order to force humans to leave their planet.

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