Dusie has snakes for hair. Laura can hear the sea — even in the middle of New York City. Qiom used to be a tree. 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. Discover what it might be like to be only half human in these ten stories by well-known science fiction and fantasy writers, including Bruce Coville, Jane Yolen, and Tamora Pierce.