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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED - Children's book in American marshland, boy named Kip/Kipper, loons [s]

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Andrea (andrealb) | 58 comments I'm looking for a book I read in the early 90s, which I think can't have been older than 5 years at the time.

It's set in the US in a marshy/swampy region which I remember being somewhere on the East Coast (my American geography is terrible, so sorry if that doesn't make sense). There was a boy whose name was Kip or Kipper and who lived with his parents in a house on or near the water. I think they had a boat which his father might have used for work.

One day the boy heard a bird calling on the water and his mother told him the bird was called a "loon". At this point the story may have taken a slightly supernatural/dreamy turn, but sadly I can't remember anything more.

I think the cover was bluish - maybe a picture of the marsh?

Can anyone help?


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D.M. Dutcher  | 340 comments Isle of the shapeshifters by Otto Coontz might be your book:


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Lobstergirl | 37562 comments Mod
I don't know, but this cover might fit:



Look out for loons


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Pogue (nulaanne) | 113 comments I was thinking it was Look out For Loons too.


Andrea (andrealb) | 58 comments Dmdutcher, that's it! Thank you!

At first I though it couldn't be because I don't remember a girl character and that definitely isn't the same cover, but "shapeshifter" rang a bell and then I found this link.

I realise now that this was the first time I came across the word "shapesifter" and that's part of why this book intrigued me so much. I'm surprised I didn't remember that!

Thanks so much! :)


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D.M. Dutcher  | 340 comments You're welcome, glad to help.


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