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Boys 10 They're not all fluffy, furry or bright-eyed, but their tales are fabulous. I'm still waiting for great reads that feature a kindly weasel, a dastardly turtle or a heroic slug though.



Try these first


The one
              and only Ivan The one and only Ivan

by Katherine Applegate (2012)

 


Sounder
Sounder

by William H. Armstrong (1969)

 


Just a
              dog
Just a dog

by Michael Gerard Bauer (2010)

 


The wild robot
The wild robot

by Peter Brown (2016)

First book in The wild robot series


The midnight fox
The midnight fox

by Betsy Byars (1968)

 


Love that dog
Love that dog

by Sharon Creech (2001)

First book in the Love that dog series


Red dog
Red dog

by Louis De Bernieres (2001)

First book in the Dog series


Because of
              Winn-Dixie
Because of Winn-Dixie

by Kate DiCamillo (2000)

 


Old Yeller
Old Yeller

by Fred Gipson (1956)

First book in the Old Yeller series


The sheep-pig
The sheep-pig

by Dick King-Smith (1983)

 


Sky hawk
Sky hawk

by Gill Lewis (2011)

 


Born to run
Born to run

by
Michael Morpurgo (2007)

 


The
              amazing story of Adolphus Tips
The amazing story of Adolphus Tips

by
Michael Morpurgo (2005)

 


The
              butterfly lion
The butterfly lion

by
Michael Morpurgo (1996)

 


War horse
War horse

by Michael Morpurgo (1982)

First book in the War horse series


Storm boy
Storm boy

by Colin
Thiele (1963)

 


The murderer's
              ape
The murderer's ape

by Jakob Wegelius (2014)

 


Charlotte's web
Charlotte's web

by E.B. White (1952)

 



If you want more


When
              friendship followed me home
When friendship followed me home

by Paul Griffin (2016)

 


Kaspar
              prince of cats
Kaspar prince of cats

by
Michael Morpurgo (2008)

 


The dancing
              bear
The dancing bear

by
Michael Morpurgo (1994)

 


Dog
Dog

by Daniel Pennac (1982)

 


Varjak Paw
Varjak Paw

by S.F. Said (2003)

First book in the Varjak Paw series


The last wild
The last wild

by Piers Torday (2013)

First book in The last wild series



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