Published by
Clarion Books (September 2012)
Current material
1st Pass Pages
Original language
Books for very young children, children’s picture books & activity books


by Johnson, Hal

"A shameful fact about humanity is that some people can be so ugly that no one will be friends with them. It is shameful that humans can be so cruel, and it is shameful that humans can be so ugly."

So begins the incredible story of Myron Horowitz, a disfigured thirteen-year-old just trying to fit in at his Pennsylvania school. When a fight with a bully leaves him unconscious and naked in the wreckage of the cafeteria, Myron discovers that he is an immortal lycanthrope—a were-mammal who can transform from human to animal. He also discovers that there are others like him, and many of them want Myron dead. “People will turn into animals,” says the razor-witted narrator of this tour-de-force, “and here come ancient secrets and rivers of blood.”

IMMORTAL LYCANTHROPES is a great shape-shifter fantasy adventure. Our protagonist Myron has zero memory of his childhood, and after standing up to the school bully results in another major memory lapse, he learns he is a shapeshifter. Not only that, but he just might be one of the rarest and strongest shifters in existence. As he attempts to put the pieces of his past together, Myron encounters an entire secret world of fellow lycanthropes - some of whom want to help him (and some of whom want to harm him). He embarks on an epic cross-country adventure to find out the truth about what he really is before facing off against one of the most feared lycanthropes of all, the Lion.

Hal Johnson lives in New York. He works for a comic book publisher and is a singer-songwriter under the name "Halifax Slasher". His music falls under the rubric of folk-punk: folk because he has an acoustic guitar and punk because he doesn’t know how to play it.

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