By Walter Wangerin Jr.
The undying nationwide publication Award-winning tale of the epic fight among stable and evil.
“Far and away the main literate and clever tale of the yr … Mr. Wangerin’s allegorical myth in regards to the age-old fight among reliable and evil produces a resonance; it's a taut string plucked that reverberates in memory” —New York Times
“Belongs at the shelf with Animal Farm, Watership Down and The Lord of the jewelry. it truly is, like them, an soaking up, fanciful parade of the struggle among solid and evil. a strong and relaxing paintings of the imagination.” —Los Angeles Times
In a time whilst the solar revolved round the Earth, and the animals may possibly converse, Chauntecleer the chicken ideas justly over his state. yet whereas peace reigns for Chauntecleer, evil is brewing around the river, because the colossal Cockatrice pillages his personal lands and folks, getting ready for the go back of Wyrm.
Imprisoned in the Earth to comprise this old evil, Wyrm is decided to come, with assistance from Cockatrice. preserving Wyrm in his legal is a job too nice for anybody animal, so it really is as much as Chantecleer to rally the entire animals, nice and small, to interact to maintain the Earth secure as soon as again.
“Good and evil have been by no means visible extra relatively now not pitted extra ferociously than during this animal delusion, reverberating with the righteousness of the Bible or a medieval morality play … The animals aren't mere literary symbols yet are invested with a humanness all their won.” —The Saturday night Post
“Wangerin’s tale features as a daunting illustration of contemporary evil … a parable for adults to ponder.” —The Christian Century
“Wangerin has so fluidly woven some of these legends jointly into one small gem.” —Washington publish e-book international