The Council of Animals


Author: Nick McDonell
ISBN: 9781250839329
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

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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

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