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!
Published by Kodansha Comics Dec 20, 2011| 208 Pages| 5 x 7-1/2| Young Adult| ISBN 9781935429159