Dogs of Zamphir
Henry Stark, author
In the magic forest of Zamphir, there lives a community of some 700 dogs. It is a well-run, happy, democratic community protected by a team of trained guard dogs. One day, in a terrible lapse of attention, the guards allow a roving band of coyotes to steal the food stored for the winter months. Rather than admit their error, the guards, influenced by two criminal dogs, develop a plan to blame a small group of short-tailed dogs for the theft. The plan works and the short-tailed dogs are exiled to an awful place called the Outland where they suffer terribly and face possible extinction as the cruel winter approaches. Will they be forever abandoned in the Outland or will the truth come out and save them?