'Andalite' offers non-stop adventure Just for kids

Kid News 7/8

March 05, 1998|By Amanda Vogt | Amanda Vogt,Chicago Tribune

"The Andalite Chronicles" by K.A. Applegate ($5 paperback, Scholastic) provides a premise for the wonderful sci-fi book series "Animorphs." And like the series, it's top-notch. There's non-stop intraspace battle action, and we learn the legend of Elfangor, the dying Andalite warrior who gave five young Earthlings the power to morph into animals. We're told of Elfangor's doomed love with an Earthling and the son he left behind. Applegate sends a powerful message about the horrors of war and the unforeseen consequences of time travel.

Pub Date: 3/05/98

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