Orphaned after her parents were killed by Lynxes, Monoko is the only tanuki (raccoon dog) in her village without a family, until she finds a human baby in a river. In Animal Land, a world inhabited solely by animals, this human child is a mystery. This baby is Monoko's only chance at having a family and she is determined to raise the human child as her own. Animal Land is a quirky story about Monoko and the mysterious human baby.
After seven years, Taroza is now a growing boy leading an entire village of animals, cultivating and harvesting all manner of fruits and vegetables. But this ragtag group of herbivores looks like easy pickings to an invating pride of lion Can Taroza guide his friends to safety through careful planning? And... is that a human girl leading those lions?
This volume of Animal Land includes special extras after the story.
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 Center for Psychological Therapies at Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Beckett University). He is a client-centered 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 centers in the UK, in Bradford, in 1978, and has been head of a therapeutic school and director of the VSO program in Bhutan. He now writes, practices therapy, supervision and coaching, and provides training.