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.

The cry of the wolf
by Melvin Burgess (1989)
The snow goose
by Paul Gallico (1940)
The silver donkey
by Sonya Hartnett (2004)
The call of the wild
by Jack London (1900)
Wolf brother
by Michelle Paver (2004)
First book in the Chronicles of ancient darkness series

I am the great horse
by Katherine Roberts (2007)

Red dog
by Louis de Bernieres (2001)

If only they could talk
by James Herriot (1970)
First book in the All creatures great and small series
Black Beauty
by Anna Sewell (1877)
by Robert Westall (1989)