Best Books About Animals
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1 Charlotte's Web
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 623,367 ratings
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2 Watership Down
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 208,710 ratings
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3 Where the Red Fern Grows
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 199,064 ratings
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4 Black Beauty
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 136,681 ratings
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5 Animal Farm
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 1,303,333 ratings
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6 The Call of the Wild
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 163,512 ratings
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7 The Tale of Peter Rabbit
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 110,638 ratings
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8 The Velveteen Rabbit
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 134,126 ratings
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9 Marley and Me: Life and Lov...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 252,336 ratings
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10 All Creatures Great and Sma...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 7,476 ratings
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11 The Lion, the Witch, and th...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 911,471 ratings
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12 White Fang
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 69,357 ratings
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13 Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 105,633 ratings
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14 The Wind in the Willows
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 88,864 ratings
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15 The Art of Racing in the Rain
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 230,333 ratings
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16 All Things Bright and Beaut...
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 42,064 ratings
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17 Because of Winn-Dixie
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 107,333 ratings
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18 Dewey: The Small-Town Libra...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 31,681 ratings
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19 The Incredible Journey
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 32,259 ratings
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20 The Black Stallion (The Bla...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 47,243 ratings
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21 Seabiscuit: An American Legend
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 72,835 ratings
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22 The Jungle Books
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 46,873 ratings
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23 Make Way for Ducklings
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 51,362 ratings
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24 Stuart Little
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 61,568 ratings
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25 Old Yeller (Old Yeller, #1)
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 49,683 ratings
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26 All Creatures Great and Small
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 68,210 ratings
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27 Animals Don't Blush
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 24 ratings
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28 Redwall (Redwall, #1)
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 50,528 ratings
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29 Rhinoceros Dreams: Stories
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4.57 of 5 stars 4.57 avg rating — 7 ratings
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30 All Things Wise and Wonderful
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4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 14,816 ratings
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31 Born Free: A Lioness of Two...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 19,494 ratings
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32 The Horse and His Boy (Chro...
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 135,150 ratings
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33 Shiloh (Shiloh, #1)
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 41,991 ratings
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34 The Last Unicorn (The Last ...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 57,962 ratings
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35 An Angel With Fur
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 231 ratings
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36 Julie of the Wolves (Julie ...
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 31,940 ratings
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37 The Trumpet of the Swan
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 35,878 ratings
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38 Old Possum's Book of Practi...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 11,509 ratings
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38 Water for Elephants
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 864,923 ratings
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40 The Story of Ferdinand
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 46,208 ratings
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41 Misty of Chincoteague (Mist...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 25,869 ratings
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42 Never Cry Wolf
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 11,818 ratings
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43 Into the Wild (Warriors, #1)
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 27,802 ratings
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44 Culloo
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4.83 of 5 stars 4.83 avg rating — 118 ratings
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45 Ripple
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4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 84 ratings
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46 The Yearling
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 16,023 ratings
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47 The Lord God Made Them All
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 11,226 ratings
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48 The Secret Of NIMH
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 1,173 ratings
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49 Little Bear
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 31,843 ratings
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50 Just So Stories
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 26,605 ratings
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51 Stellaluna
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 54,254 ratings
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52 Tailchaser's Song
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 6,603 ratings
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53 A Dog's Purpose
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 32,643 ratings
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54 The Three Billy Goats Gruff
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 8,358 ratings
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55 Wesley the Owl: The Remarka...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 5,385 ratings
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56 James Herriot's Cat Stories
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 3,165 ratings
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57 FLIGHT
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4.97 of 5 stars 4.97 avg rating — 60 ratings
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58 Cujo
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 121,047 ratings
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59 Stone Fox
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 6,075 ratings
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60 When Elephants Weep: The Em...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 2,893 ratings
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61 Merle's Door: Lessons from ...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 11,332 ratings
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62 The Plague Dogs
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 3,861 ratings
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63 The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 63,419 ratings
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64 For Animal Lovers
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 18 ratings
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65 The Horse Whisperer
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 29,342 ratings
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66 James Herriot's Dog Stories
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 4,154 ratings
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67 Lassie Come-Home
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 14,334 ratings
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68 The Island Stallion (The Bl...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 5,784 ratings
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69 Winnie-the-Pooh
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 149,690 ratings
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70 Animals in Translation: Usi...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 5,577 ratings
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71 Gorillas in the Mist
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 9,859 ratings
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72 Mossflower (Redwall, #2)
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 46,230 ratings
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73 The Valley of Horses (Earth...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 42,706 ratings
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74 Fantastic Mr. Fox
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 43,327 ratings
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75 Lad: A Dog
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 5,262 ratings
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76 Babe: The Gallant Pig
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 7,063 ratings
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77 The See-Through Leopard
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4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 36 ratings
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78 The Mouse and the Motorcycl...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 42,898 ratings
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79 My Family and Other Animals...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 13,571 ratings
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80 Are you my mother?
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 99,579 ratings
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81 The Amazing Maurice and His...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 19,215 ratings
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82 Sounder
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 16,425 ratings
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83 Homer's Odyssey
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 7,486 ratings
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84 The Dog Who Wouldn't Be
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 1,865 ratings
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85 The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 5,111 ratings
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86 Ring of Bright Water (Ring ...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 1,097 ratings
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87 Warriors Box Set  (Warriors...
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4.55 of 5 stars 4.55 avg rating — 2,445 ratings
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88 In the Shadow of Man
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 3,183 ratings
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89 Pet Sematary
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 186,042 ratings
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90 Love That Dog
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 19,969 ratings
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91 Owen and Mzee: The True Sto...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 1,239 ratings
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92 Beautiful Joe
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 1,083 ratings
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93 The Darkest Hour (Warriors,...
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4.48 of 5 stars 4.48 avg rating — 16,848 ratings
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94 Summer of the Monkeys
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 6,755 ratings
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95 A Dangerous Path (Warriors,...
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 16,520 ratings
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96 The Cat Who Came for Christ...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 2,661 ratings
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97 Rascal
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 7,024 ratings
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98 Modoc: The True Story of th...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 4,831 ratings
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99 The Eighty-Dollar Champion:...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 4,891 ratings
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100 Ratha's Creature (The Named...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 965 ratings
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Comments (showing 1-22 of 22) (22 new)

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message 1: by T.O.L.I. (new)

T.O.L.I. add all thingd great and small!


message 2: by Peanut (new)

Peanut No Black Beauty???? That's not right!


message 3: by Diane D. (new)

Diane D. Please add The Cat Who Came for Christmas by Cleveland Armory. (Why is Dogs of Babel on this list??)


message 4: by Carrie (new)

Carrie Add "The White Bone" please!


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

Add 'Stories Rabbits Tell' by Margo DeMello....And I assume Old Yeller is on here.....


message 6: by Clare (new)

Clare Bell Thanks to all the people who suggested and voted for my novel, Ratha's Creature!

Clare Bell


message 7: by Cassie (new)

Cassie Shoebag by Mary James! I read it years ago when I was in elementary school, but it's still one of my favorite animal books.


message 8: by Hunter (new)

Hunter Didriksen there are a lot of little kid books!!!!!!! geese!


message 9: by Manatee (new)

Manatee Is Black Beauty on the list?


message 10: by Wealhtheow (new)

Wealhtheow Where the Red Fern Grows is emotionally manipulative, maudlin tripe. I have no idea why it's taught in schools, beyond sadism or apathy on the parts of teachers.


message 11: by Preeti (new)

Preeti This is an awesome list! I will have to keep coming back to it for more book recommendations!


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message 13: by Colleen (new)

Colleen O'grady A lot of good books on this list...I enjoyed going through them and voting


message 14: by paula (new)

paula Peanut wrote: "No Black Beauty???? That's not right!"

Book #12 is Black Beauty


message 15: by Breanne (new)

Breanne Tiger saga all the way :)


message 16: by Katherine (new)

Katherine Black The Elephant Keeper
this is another great animal read! Modoc made the list but Zamba didn't.
Zamba: The True Story of the Greatest Lion That Ever Lived


message 17: by Katherine (last edited Aug 17, 2011 08:03AM) (new)

Katherine Black I have read lots of animal stories this summer I forgot these two
The Horse Boy: A Father's Quest to Heal His Son

Soul of a Lion

Both really great reads!


message 18: by Brian (new)

Brian To be honest, Warriors isn't the best of these. I thought Colin Dann's The Animals of Farthing Wood was the best animal story.


message 19: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca I'm so glad Wesley: The Story of a Remarkable Owl is on the list. It's one of my favourite books and it is so moving!


message 20: by Christel (new)

Christel Why is "To Kill a Mockingbird" on the list?


message 21: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Ruedin To Kill a Mockingbird removed as it is not about animals at all. I can only assume the individual who added it only read the title.


message 22: by Emmy (new)

Emmy This is a very nice list ^^


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