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Boys 12 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


Fire, bed
              and bone
Fire, bed and bone

by Henrietta Branford (1997)

 


The cry of
              the wolf
The cry of the wolf

by Melvin Burgess (1989)

 


Red dog Red dog

by Louis De Bernieres (2001)

First book in the Dog series


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)

 


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)

 


War horse
War horse

by Michael Morpurgo (1982)

First book in the War horse series


Wolf brother
Wolf brother

by Michelle Paver (2004)

First book in the Chronicles of ancient darkness series


I am the
              great horse
I am the great horse

by Katherine
Roberts (2007)

 


Blitzcat
Blitzcat

by Robert Westall (1989)

 



If you want more


When
              friendship followed me home
When friendship followed me home

by Paul Griffin (2016)

 


The dogs of winter
The dogs of winter

by Bobbie
Pyron (2012)

 



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