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.

Fire, bed and bone
by Henrietta Branford (1997)
The cry of the wolf
by Melvin Burgess (1989)

The snow goose
by Paul Gallico (1940)

The silver donkey
by Sonya Hartnett (2004)

by Brian Jacques (1986)
First book in the Redwall series

The call of the wild
by Jack London (1900)
War horse
by Michael Morpurgo (1982)
First book in the Warhorse series
Wolf brother
by Michelle Paver (2004)
First book in the Chronicles of ancient darkness series

I am the great horse
by Katherine Roberts (2007)
Storm boy
by Colin Thiele (1963)

Red dog
by Louis de Bernieres (2001)
My family and other animals
by Gerald Durrell (1956)
First book in the Corfu trilogy series

When friendship followed me home
by Paul Griffin (2016)
If only they could talk
by James Herriot (1970)
First book in the All creatures great and small series
Sky hawk
by Gill Lewis (2011)
An elephant in the garden
by Michael Morpurgo (2010)
Born to run
by Michael Morpurgo (2007)

by Michael Morpurgo (2010)


The dogs of winter
by Bobbie Pyron (2012)