The Shapeshifter is a children's book series by Ali Sparkes following the adventures of Dax Jones, a boy who can shapeshift into a fox and fellow C.O.L.A's (Children of limitless ability) as they discover their supernatural powers.

There are five books in the series which are (in order)
* Finding the Fox
* Running the Risk
* Going to Ground
* Dowsing the Dead
* Stirring the Storm



Warning: Spoilers ahead
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'''This book series provides examples of:'''
* [[spoiler: AllAliensHaveSuperpowers: all of the COLA's mothers races]]
* BadassNormal: Owen Hind, even managed to sneak up on Dax in fox form.
* BadPowersBadPeople: Used and Averted, Catherine is a parasite and a psychopath, but [[spoiler:Mia the good natured vegetarian can set people on fire]]
* DisappearedDad:Dax's father, an oil rig worker.
* {{Disney Death}}: [[spoiler:Owen, who appears to fall to his death, but is later revealed to be alive.]]
* {{Empathic Healer}}: Mia, but over time she became able to do this without hurting herself.
* EnfantTerrible: Catherine Reader, parasite.
* {{Family Unfriendly Death}}: [[spoiler:Catherine's. Oh so much.]]
* [[spoiler:ExplosiveLeash:]] Used rather disturbingly in the last book on the COLA's. It also acts as a [[spoiler:Power Nullifier in the form of chip implanted in the back of their skulls]]
* GoodPowersBadPeople: One character royally abuses his 'charm' power.
* {{Glamour}}: Two characters not being vulnerable to this is important to the story.
* ISeeDeadPeople: One character is a medium, and she's not happy about it.
* [[spoiler: HalfHumanHybrid]]: The C.O.L.A's [[spoiler:are half alien]].
* HealingHands: Mia
* InvoluntaryShapeshifting: Dax Jones, although less over time.
* MasterOfIllusion: What Spook Williams likes to think he is.
* MysteriousAnimalSenses: A by-product of Dax's shapeshifting
* PsychicPowers: Loads of them
* {{Sadistic Choice}}: Catherine forces Dax [[spoiler: to chose between saving his father, or saving Owen, whilst both are hanging on a oil rig.]]
* ShapeShifterBaggage: Used and lampshaded
* TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening
* TwinTelepathy
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Dax Jones, any chance he gets.[[spoiler:Can take fox, falcon and otter forms]]
* WickedStepmother: Gina, Dax's stepmother
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