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For Love of Mother-Not (Adventures of Pip and Flinx) (edition 1987)
For Love of Mother-Not by Alan Dean Foster
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345346890, Mass Market Paperback)He was just a freckle-faced, redheaded kid with green eyes and a strangely campelling stare when Mather Mastiff first saw him an the auctioneer's block. One hundred credits and he was hers.
For years the old woman was his only family. She loved him, fed him, taught him everything she knew -- even let him keep the deadly flying snake he called Pip.
Then Mother Mastiff mysteriously disappeared and Flinx took Pip to tail her kidnappers. Across the forests and swamps of the winged world called Moth, their only weapons were Pip's venom . . . and Flinx's unusual Talents.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:41 -0400)
Flinx was just a freckle-faced, red-headed kid with green eyes and a strangely compelling stare when Mother Mastiff first saw him on the auctioneer's block. One hundred credits, and he was hers. For years the old woman was his only family. She loved him, fed him, taught him everything she knew, even let him keep the deadly flying dragon he called Pip. But when Mother Mastiff mysteriously disappears, Flinx tails her kidnappers on a dangerous journey.
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