I love British children's fiction, even though I'm many years beyond childhood. This recent book compares very well with older Bristish children's fantasy fiction that I've read. The story revolves around a young girl, Drue Beltane (9-12 years old? Not sure), her pet cat, Will-C, and Drue's father Quinn. Quinn is obviously a modern environmentalist, perhaps in the PETA tradition--he and Drue are vegetarians, and Quinn doesn't believe in "owning" animals, but accedes to Drue's request after her mother dies. I'll try not to give away many details here, but the animal kingdom is upset about the way things are going on earth, due to man's environmental atrocities since the industrial revolution. They decide upon a radical solution. Some animals, who are pets in human households (in the book they are called "Truckles"), form the "Domestic Animal Resistance". Of course, Drue gets drawn in to all of this when Will-C disappears, and soon realizes that she and her father Quinn have some unusual abilities. Many exciting adventures ensue. Simon David Eden is a good author and keeps the story moving, but also includes plenty of character development and descriptions of the countryside and the animals involved. I'm surprised that there aren't more reviews of this book, since I thought it was very good and would appeal to children of a wide range of ages, and even to some adults! Definitely worth a look.