In a world of animals where the strong eat the weak, Monoko the tanuki stumbles across a strange creature the likes of which has never been seen before a human baby While the newborn has no claws or teeth to protect itself, it does have the rare ability to speak to and understand all the different animals. Can Monoko and the baby team up to protect the tanuki pack from vicious wildcats?
About the Author
Makoto Raiku was born in Japan's Gifu prefecture and made hiMakoto Raiku was born in Japan's Gifu prefecture and made his manga debut in 1991 with "Bird Man." He won Shogakukan's 4s manga debut in 1991 with "Bird Man." He won Shogakukan's 48th Manga Taisho award with "Konjiki no Gasshu!!" ("Zatch Be8th Manga Taisho award with "Konjiki no Gasshu!!" ("Zatch Bell!"). ll!").
Stephen Paul recently retired as Director of the Centre for Psychological Therapies at Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Beckett University). He is a client-centred psychotherapist, and co-editor of 'The Therapeutic Relationship: Themes and Perspectives' (with Sheila Haugh, 2008). His published work includes chapters on love, spirituality and therapy, as well as on coaching and group therapy. Stephen has worked in both adult and child and adolescent psychiatry. He opened one of the first independent counselling centres in the UK, in Bradford, in 1978, and has been head of a therapeutic school and director of the VSO programme in Bhutan. He now writes, practises therapy, supervision and coaching, and provides training.