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Boys 11 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)

 


Just a
              dog
Just a dog

by Michael Gerard Bauer (2010)

 


Fire, bed
              and bone
Fire, bed and bone

by Henrietta Branford (1997)

 


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)

 


Lionboy Lionboy

by Zizou Corder (2003)

First book in the Lionboy series


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)

 


My family
              and other animals
My family and other animals

by Gerrald Durrell (1956)

First book in the Corfu trilogy series


The snow goose
The snow goose

by Paul Gallico (1940)

 


Old Yeller
Old Yeller

by Fred Gipson (1956)

First book in the Old Yeller series


The silver
              donkey
The silver donkey

by Sonya Hartnett (2004)

 


If only they
              could talk
If only they could talk

by James Herriot (1970)

First book in the All creatures great and small series


Redwall
Redwall

by Brian Jacques (1986)

First book in the Redwall series


Sky hawk
Sky hawk

by Gill Lewis (2011)

 


The call of the wild
The call of the wild

by Jack London (1900)

 


An
              elephant in the garden
An elephant in the garden

by
Michael Morpurgo (2010)

 


Born to run
Born to run

by
Michael Morpurgo (2007)

 


Shadow
Shadow

by
Michael Morpurgo (2010)

 


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

by
Michael Morpurgo (2005)

 


War horse
War horse

by Michael Morpurgo (1982)

First book in the War horse series


I am the
              great horse
I am the great horse

by Katherine
Roberts (2007)

 


Storm boy
Storm boy

by Colin
Thiele (1963)

 


The murderer's
              ape
The murderer's ape

by Jakob Wegelius (2014)

 



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)

 


Dog
Dog

by Daniel Pennac (1982)

 


The dogs of winter
The dogs of winter

by Bobbie
Pyron (2012)

 


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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