THE ANIMALS' CONFERENCE by Erich Kastner

THE ANIMALS' CONFERENCE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This comic panacea for the world's ills is a lengthy story about a conference of all the Animals who get together at Animal Skyscraper and subdue another conference of People at Capetown to their ultimata for peace. Led by Leonard the Lion and Oscar the Elephant, the Animals think that boundaries, red tape, the military and the People's disregard for their children all cause wars. So they send mice to demolish the People's paper work, moths to devour their uniforms and whisk all their youngsters off to lush, hidden islands. And on capitulation at last, altruistic aims are established. Translated from the German by Zita de Schuensee, this was first printed in Switzerland and the colored pictures by Walter Trier have a Babar-like quality. Timely fun for fable fans.

Publisher: McKay