A girl is born with the fire of dragon blood in her veins and another longs for the feel of water against her skin. A scarecrow wonders at the world around him and a fallen angel tries to reclaim her family's soul.
These are the stories about the people who are not wholly human and the animals that are not purely animal--beings that stand between the two worlds feeling the emotions, thrills, and confusions of both. Their struggle will be to find their true forms, and then meaning and purpose in their lives after the choice.
This collection of short stories is entirely unique. Containing nine short stories by some of the leading fantasy YA writers (including Tamora Pierce, Bruce Coville, Nancy Springer, and Jane Yolen) this book explores people that are not quite human, and animals that are not fully animals. Read about the expected selkie, mermaid, and boy with wings. But what about a princess who is half-dragon? Or a tree that is human, but still a tree at heart? An absolutely amazing variety is contained in these pages. The characters are torn between the situations, appearances, and emotions two worlds and must learn how to find their place. I must admit that the illustrations for the stories are a little strange, but the stories are absolutely magical. A great collection, featuring a wide range of stories and viewpoints. Not to be missed!