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 — 639,483 ratings
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2 Watership Down
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 212,497 ratings
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3 Where the Red Fern Grows
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 202,332 ratings
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4 Black Beauty
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 139,923 ratings
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5 Animal Farm
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 1,330,192 ratings
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6 The Call of the Wild
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 166,868 ratings
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7 The Tale of Peter Rabbit
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 113,532 ratings
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8 The Velveteen Rabbit
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 136,401 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 — 259,250 ratings
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10 All Creatures Great and Sma...
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 7,633 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 — 931,574 ratings
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12 White Fang
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 71,093 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 — 106,904 ratings
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14 The Wind in the Willows
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 90,967 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 — 235,869 ratings
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16 All Things Bright and Beaut...
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 44,628 ratings
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17 Dewey: The Small-Town Libra...
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 33,184 ratings
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18 Because of Winn-Dixie
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 116,668 ratings
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19 The Incredible Journey
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 33,200 ratings
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20 The Black Stallion (The Bla...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 48,566 ratings
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21 Seabiscuit: An American Legend
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 75,263 ratings
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22 The Jungle Books
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 48,035 ratings
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23 Make Way for Ducklings
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 53,611 ratings
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24 Stuart Little
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 62,739 ratings
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25 Old Yeller (Old Yeller, #1)
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 50,955 ratings
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26 All Creatures Great and Small
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 69,465 ratings
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27 Animals Don't Blush
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 25 ratings
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28 Redwall (Redwall, #1)
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 51,573 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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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 15,392 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 — 21,009 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 — 137,149 ratings
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33 The Last Unicorn (The Last ...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 59,115 ratings
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34 Shiloh (Shiloh, #1)
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 42,755 ratings
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35 An Angel With Fur
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 248 ratings
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36 The Trumpet of the Swan
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 37,481 ratings
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37 Julie of the Wolves (Julie ...
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 32,893 ratings
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38 Old Possum's Book of Practi...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 11,686 ratings
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38 Water for Elephants
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 875,078 ratings
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40 Misty of Chincoteague (Mist...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 27,038 ratings
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41 The Story of Ferdinand
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 48,471 ratings
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42 Never Cry Wolf
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 12,220 ratings
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43 Into the Wild (Warriors, #1)
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 28,841 ratings
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44 Ripple
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4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 84 ratings
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45 The Yearling
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 16,379 ratings
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46 The Lord God Made Them All
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 11,442 ratings
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47 Culloo
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4.6 of 5 stars 4.60 avg rating — 130 ratings
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48 The Secret Of NIMH
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 1,248 ratings
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49 Little Bear
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 32,704 ratings
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50 Just So Stories
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 27,030 ratings
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51 Stellaluna
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 59,743 ratings
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52 Tailchaser's Song
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 6,781 ratings
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53 A Dog's Purpose
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 33,865 ratings
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54 Wesley the Owl: The Remarka...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 5,505 ratings
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55 The Three Billy Goats Gruff
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 8,908 ratings
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56 James Herriot's Cat Stories
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 3,259 ratings
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57 Cujo
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 123,252 ratings
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58 Stone Fox
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 6,862 ratings
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59 FLIGHT
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4.96 of 5 stars 4.96 avg rating — 56 ratings
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60 When Elephants Weep: The Em...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 2,935 ratings
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61 Merle's Door: Lessons from ...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 11,574 ratings
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62 The Plague Dogs
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 3,919 ratings
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63 The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 64,113 ratings
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64 For Animal Lovers
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 20 ratings
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65 An Elephant Is On My House:...
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5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 58 ratings
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66 The Horse Whisperer
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 30,232 ratings
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67 Animals in Translation: Usi...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 5,762 ratings
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68 Gorillas in the Mist
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 11,112 ratings
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69 James Herriot's Dog Stories
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 4,236 ratings
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70 Lassie Come-Home
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 14,780 ratings
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71 Babe: The Gallant Pig
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 7,323 ratings
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72 The Island Stallion (The Bl...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 6,100 ratings
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73 Winnie-the-Pooh
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 153,762 ratings
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74 My Family and Other Animals...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 13,970 ratings
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75 Mossflower (Redwall, #2)
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 47,784 ratings
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76 The Valley of Horses (Earth...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 43,458 ratings
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77 Fantastic Mr. Fox
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 44,473 ratings
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78 Lad: A Dog
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 5,562 ratings
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79 The See-Through Leopard
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4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 38 ratings
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80 The Mouse and the Motorcycl...
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 43,658 ratings
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81 Are you my mother?
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 103,532 ratings
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82 The Amazing Maurice and His...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 19,574 ratings
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83 Sounder
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 18,012 ratings
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84 Homer's Odyssey
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 7,988 ratings
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85 The Dog Who Wouldn't Be
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 1,945 ratings
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86 The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 5,507 ratings
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87 Ring of Bright Water (Ring ...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 1,228 ratings
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88 Warriors Box Set  (Warriors...
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4.55 of 5 stars 4.55 avg rating — 2,574 ratings
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89 In the Shadow of Man
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 3,429 ratings
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90 The Cat Who Came for Christ...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 2,759 ratings
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90 Pet Sematary
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 190,343 ratings
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92 Love That Dog
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 21,041 ratings
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93 Owen and Mzee: The True Sto...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 1,315 ratings
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94 Beautiful Joe
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 1,145 ratings
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95 The Darkest Hour (Warriors,...
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4.48 of 5 stars 4.48 avg rating — 17,282 ratings
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96 Summer of the Monkeys
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 7,166 ratings
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97 A Dangerous Path (Warriors,...
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 16,911 ratings
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98 Rascal
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 7,318 ratings
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99 Modoc: The True Story of th...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 4,993 ratings
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100 The Eighty-Dollar Champion:...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 5,118 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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