It is the story of a group of animals and of their human friends seen in their daily lives and in their fight against human greed and thirst for power. The animals and their human friends lead a quiet life in the county-town of Lagon, rich in simple pleasures and in friendship, when, all of a sudden, news of an attack from the darker side of humanity reaches them. Men want their land and want to take away their freedom and their way of life. This is the time when all have to rally together, do their best, and if necessary, fight to the bitter end. While the story unfolds, the best human values are exemplified both in the actions and in the words of many of the characters. It is a thought-provoking, and at the same time, a humorous and gentle story aimed at both young and adult readers. It is a story meant to inspire what is good and worthy in the minds, and most of all, in the hearts of all its readers.