The goal is to make this published fantasy novel into a movie. Why is that important? Because the animals are sick and tired of humans spoiling the Earth. This is what the animals would say if we could only hear them. I am not important, but the animals are! $5,000 will provide a “package” of materials (CDs, videos, script, etc.) that will get me a hearing before a credible animated movie producer. Contribute $100 or more, and your name will be entered into the movie credits (if a movie is made). The larger the donation, the larger your name will appear in any credits. Contribute $1,000 and I will do my best to get you to provide a “voice over” for the “Old Eddie” Elephant hero or other character in the book. This story describes how the animals rise up everywhere, from Chernobyl to the Gulf Oil Spill, to protect the earth from guess who — humans.
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“Revolt of the Animals”
by David L. Levy
In this modern-day, animal-adventure fantasy, told in the style of Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, animals overhear a terrorist plot to launch a nuclear strike that could result in world-wide destruction, and the death of all animal life. The animals hold a Congress, led by Old Eddie, the wisest elephant at the National Zoo, to figure out how to slow down human capacity for destruction. Despite dissenting views, the Congress elects a solution that involves an inter-species collaboration to execute a series of first-strikes to save the planet. Analogies to current world events — Chernobyl, arms proliferation, and environmental issues like the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster — make this novel highly relevant.
“With insight and humor this book reminds us – and alas, we need reminding – that nuclear and environmental hazards threaten all animals, not just humans,”
– Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D., author of Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals and Pleasurable Kingdom
“Levy captures the grave realities of present day world conflicts while artfully weaving a story of hope – hope for the continuance of life on earth in spite of the humans, and because of the dedicated vigilance of the animals.”
– Steve Ann Chambers, former president, Animal Legal Defense Fund.
“The animals get it. This book shows why. Recommended reading for people of all ages who care about the environment and the planet.”
–Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Ph.D., author of The Face on the Plate and When Elephants Weep
“David Levy’s characterization of the animals is engaging and convincing – maybe our animal associates are going to help us escape self-destruction! Old Eddie, an elephant at the National Zoo, is particularly effective.”
– Carolivia Herron, Ph.D., author of Nappy Hair and Always an Olivia
“Terrorists have hatched plans to start a nuclear war, and only the animal kingdom, led by enterprising elephants, turtles, electric rays, and an odiferous stink bug-to name but a few!-can put a stop to it. In this wild-ride-0f-a-fable, the follies of mankind are seen anew through the perceptions and sensibilities of ‘less sophisticated’ creatures of the world.
— William Loizeaux, author of “Clarence Cochran, a Human Boy” and “Wings”
$24.95 Hard back
David L. Levy was the leader for nearly 25 years of the Children’s Rights Council, a global non-profit organization based in Maryland that fought for a child’s right to two parents, regardless of the parents’ marital situation. He was named one of “The 25 Most Influential People in the Lives of our Children” by Children’s Health magazine, October, 2009 issue. He lives with his wife in Hyattsville, Maryland. They have two grown children.
Published by Earth Home Publishers
Book production by Pneuma Books, Inc.