|About the Book|
The rescue mission on this day would bring Molly face to face with her sworn enemies the rats. Some say this meeting was destined to happen, but, whether it was or not, the outcome of the underground confrontation would signal a landmark change in dog and rat history. It is true that the search and rescue dogs in our story have the power of speech, as they hail from a civilized community of talking, reasoning, and thinking dogs, dogs just as intelligent as the humans for whom they work. But the dogs are not the only animals to speak. Unbeknown to human beings, rats as well as spiders also speak – but never to them. In order to tell the story true to its word, I will offer the reader a glimpse into the minds of these animals and their world: the dogs, the rats, the spiders and the rat-dogs.Molly’s story is as dramatic as it is sad. It is a story of conflict and enmity in the world the animals inhabit, and of how the animals finally unite to fight off the fearful enemy that threatens peace and stability in the animal kingdom.Alice Anders captures something essential about humans and dogs, of good and bad, peace and harmony, wisdom and folly. Its a story which is accessible and thought-provoking for young as well as old. It shows that there is a something rather human about the dog world – and perhaps reveals a little bit of the dog in all of us.