From national bestselling author Nick McDonell, The Council of Animals is a captivating fable for humans of all ages-dreamers and cynics alike-who believe (if nothing else) in the power of timeless storytelling.
“‘Now,’ continued the cat, ‘there is nothing more difficult than changing an animal’s mind. But I will say, in case I can change yours: humans are more useful to us outside our bellies than in.'”
After The Calamity, the animals thought the humans had managed to do themselves in. But, it turns out, a few are cowering in makeshift villages.
So the animals-among them a cat, a dog, a crow, a baboon, a horse, and a bear-have convened to debate whether to help the last human stragglers . . .
or to eat them.
Rest assured, there is a happy ending. Sort of.
Featuring illustrations by Steven Tabbutt