Jake's grandfather has died. It blows the family away -- especially Jake's mom. So Jake's parents decide they should all travel to the grandfather's home to help with the arrangements. In another state. For three or four days.
This is a very big problem for Jake's brother, Tom. He can't be away from the Yeerk pool for that long. So Tom refuses to go -- and his father insists. But Tom's Yeerk will do anything to survive. Including making his father less of a problem.
Now Jake, the other Animorphs, and Ax have to find a way to protect his father without Tom discovering their secret. And without having to choose between his father's life...and Tom's.
|Morpher||Morphs acquired||Morphs used|
|Jake||--||Peregrine Falcon, Tiger, Cockroach, Rhinoceros|
|Rachel||--||Bald Eagle, Grizzly Bear, Dolphin|
|Marco||--||Osprey, Silverback Gorilla, Dolphin|
|Ax||--||Seagull, Northern Harrier, Human (Main), Dolphin|
- The front cover quote is, "When they say, 'it's all in your head,' believe it...."
- The inside cover quote is, "No more monkey business...."
- This is the first book where no one acquires a new morph.
- The Scholastic School Market Edition of this book is half the thickness of the regular book.