Speculative fiction is a broad umbrella category of narrative fiction referring to any fiction story that includes elements, settings and characters whose features are created out of imagination and speculation rather than based on attested reality and everyday life. That encompasses the genres of science fiction, fantasy, science fantasy, horror, alternative history, and magic realism.
When Ruva, a young giraffe, is captured and sent to a zoo in San
Francisco, she calls upon two rats, a street-smart chameleon, a runaway
boy, and all the magical powers of the animal world to return to "the
warm place" that is home.