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. -- Amazon.com product...
Jyu, the third human being in Animal Land, brings dangerous ideas and even-more-dangerous fire. After the village and fields are burned down, Taroza and his friends must start all over again. A trip to see the mysterious "ocean" sounds like just the thing to restore Taroza's spirits, but a meeting with a pack of hyenas will teach him a lesson about finding one's own place in the world.
"While on a journey to the ocean, taroza learns of the existence of yet another human. His name is Giller, a nasty manipulator who was behind the trouble between the horses and hyenas. Taroza is troubled by the harm Giller could bring to Animal Land, and when the journey to the ocean ends, a shocking truth is revealed" -- p.  of cover.
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?
Surrounded by his loving family, Taroza decides his own happiness should come before his grand quest to unite all of animal-kind. But when tragedy strikes, he realizes he must confront his inner demons and take on the dreaded Tower of Babel after all. Years later and fully grown, Taroza is ready for the ultimate showdown... but some familiar faces are blocking his path! Are they here to help or hinder his mission?
THE FINAL FIGHT! All life on the planet is in peril as Giller's dreams of total extinction draw closer to coming true. Only the sum of all animals channeled through the incredible power of Taroza's voice can stop Giller now. But does Taroza have the strength to withstand so much pain...? -- from Amazon.
"Rallying behind Taroza, Capri, and Riemu, the unlikely coalition of animals seeks to end all suffering by breaking the chain of eat-or-be-eaten. But to Giller, the architect of the chimera invasion, to live is to suffer, and the only escape is death. At long last, Giller's twisted past is revealed--along with his ultimate weapon! Can the animals stop him before all life on earth is extinguished?"--Page  of cover.
"One brutal fight after another, Riemu and Capri successfully stave off enemy chimeras with help from old friends and new comrades. But before Taroza can join their ranks, Giller unleashes his greatest weapon yet: Globule, the chimera of death. Globule threatens all life on the planet, and the only one who can stand up against it is Jyu, the lone wolf who still lives by the cutthroat rules of survival of the fittest. As an unfathomable battle unfolds,...
As Taroza's journey up the Tower of Babel to his final destination continues, the stakes grow more and more dire. When their human leader goes down for the count and needs help to survive, the battle-weary animals must dig deep to remember their noble cause: a world where the cycle of violence is broken, and all animals coexist peacefully. The only question is if they can hold out long enough to keep hope alive... --Publisher