Shape Changer by Bill Brittain

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A spine-tingling tale from the Newbery Honor-winning author of The Wish Giver. Two shape-changing aliens from the planet Rodinam are loose on Earth. Frank and his friend Lauren must try to figure out who the good guys are in a town where any person--or anything--might be a ruthless alien waiting to destroy them.
 

About Bill Brittain

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William E. "Bill" Brittain was born in Rochester, New York on December 16, 1930. Before becoming a full-time writer, he worked as a teacher. He wrote two mystery serials from 1964 to 1983, as well as other stories, before moving on to children's books. His children's books include Devil's Donkey, Dr. Dredd's Wagon of Wonders, Professor Popkin's Prodigious Polish, and The Fantastic Freshman. The Wish Giver was a Newbery Honor Book in 1984 and All the Money in the World won the 1982-1983 Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award and was adapted for an ABC-TV Saturday Special. He died on December 16, 2011 at the age of 81.
 
Published May 1, 1994 by Harpercollins Childrens Books. 108 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A slight tale of a shapeshifting extraterrestrial cop that enlists the aid of shrimpy seventh-grader Frank Dunn to repair its flying saucer and recapture an escaped prisoner.

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Derivative and pedestrian, Brittain's SF/fantasy tale borrows the intriguing concept of shape-shifting wholesale from the TV series Deep Space 9 , but runs it into the ground with a static plot. Frank

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Frank, his friend Lauren Hobischer and Zymel then scramble to find Zek, Zymel's evil rival, who arrives slightly ahead of his alien counterpart and intends to use his form-altering gift to wreak havoc among humans.

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