Maya Awakens is an illustrated eco-feminist parable told through the dreamtime adventures of Maya, a Cairn terrier, Seamus, a Shih Tzu, and Tessa, a yellow-eyed cat. Upon passing through the crack between the worlds, the trio encounters Mother Gaia, who charges them to recover her lost veil. Their quest through an Alice-In-Wonderland-like landscape created with special-effects photographs is supported by a host of other fantastical animals. Perseverance, compassion, and teamwork enable the trio to overcome the obstacles in their path and finally return home -- tired, as one might expect -- but also mindful evermore -- or, at least until the next trip to dreamtime. Maya Awakens makes a sincere contribution to the growing collection of artistic efforts intended to promote awareness and improve the care of our planet and all the living things on it.