The award-winning allegorical fantasy about a boy who is half ox, half-human-w in paperback for the first time. An ALA Notable Book; a Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. No one can tell that I am the son of an ox. Like my father, I am hardworking, and I have a stubborn, tenacious nature. But so do many pure humans... In the mythic past, when people and animals lived side by side, were friends, married and had offspring, the oxboy would have been accepted and safe. But w he is an outcast and must hide his true identity-or die. Anne Mazer's stunning allegorical fantasy examines our relationship with nature-and our feelings about our own natures-as it reveals and challenges our deepest prejudices.
Anne Mazer is the author of several widely acclaimed books, including the novels Moose Street and The Oxboy, and a picture book, The Salamander Room, winner of the Keystone to Reading Book Award and a Reading Rainbow Feature Selection. Anthologies from edited by Mazer include: America Street, Going Where I'm Coming From, A Walk in My World, and Working Days. Mazur lives in Ithaca, New York.