About Into the Wilderness
Josh’s new foster sister is a skunk, and his parents have no idea. Rose looks like an adorable toddler, but she has a feral attitude, an aversion to bathing, and a smell that follows her no matter where she goes. Whenever Josh’s parents aren’t looking, Rose talks to him like an adult and shows him her fur and teeth.
When Josh starts feeling strange bumps on his head, Rose reveals that she is a Netah, an animal shapeshifter sent to oversee his transformation as he comes of age. Because the bumps on his head aren’t just bumps; they’re antlers. And Josh is a halfling, the son of his Netah elk father who abandoned him when he was born.
Soon, Josh is shocked to realize that many people in his life are also Netahs. The lunch lady at his school is a heron, his friend is a raven, and the bully who always pushes Josh in the hallways is a bear. It’s up to these Netahs to make sure Josh doesn’t expose their true nature to the other humans. When Josh finally does transform, the Netah council tells him that he must pass three tests to join their society.
Trapped in his animal form, Josh goes into the lush Colorado wilderness with four of his new Netah friends to not only master his ability to transform, but to prove himself trustworthy to the council. If he doesn’t succeed, he won’t only risk being an outsider forever; the council may decide to protect their secrets—permanently.
Lisa Kaniut Cobb's new book is a fun mixture of myth and science, friendship and family, the mountains of Colorado. Her ability to write adventure and action keeps you transfixed as Josh learns lessons about a world he never new existed." - Traci J., Denver
Lisa's new book is an interesting story from middle school to the mountains of Colorado. Fascinating characters and settings." - Helen M., Greenwood Village
I finished your book last night and just loved it!!! Fantasy runs a tight second behind sci-fi for me, and it didn’t disappoint at all! I enjoyed the story line especially the learning aspects of the characters and small imperfections! Your idea is quite creative and engaging. The book kept my interest all the way through. I’ve read books on shapeshifters before and thought it might be similar, but it appeared to me very unique! I had no idea that the name was derived from a Cheyenne word! I had been wondering how you came up with the name. When can I purchase the second one? Your writing is quite impressive!" - Deb A., Denver
Out of all the young adult books that I have read, this book feels distinctly different. The kids are relatable and funny. The conflicts in this book are a perfect blend of growing-up angst and environmental awareness. The magic left me wanting to know more. The author’s love of nature shines through the chapters in this book, painting wonderful images of the deep wilderness of Colorado. All that being said, I would highly recommend this book to kids from elementary to middle school ages." - Katherine A., Spain
Great Book, great vocabulary. Good for my age (10 ½). Let me know when I can read the next one. I liked Rose the best!” - Juliet P., New York
I’ve never been kicked out of a restaurant before, especially not my favorite one. Last night I took your book to read during dinner and never noticed when everyone else was gone, they were cleaning the floors and stacking the chairs on the tables! I couldn’t put your book down. What fun. Can’t wait to finish it at home!” - Donna S., Baltimore
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