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Adult / YA books from animal perspective?

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saintmerryweather Sat 01-Sep-12 15:46:08

I'm not talking supernatural, like werewolves or vampires, I really dislike that genre. I'm looking for books from an animal's perspective, preferably that I can buy on Kindle. I have found Spencer Quinn, and "A Dogs Purpose" which is a good book, but has anyone else found anything good in this sort of genre? I'm finding it hard to find quality books like this - I don't want 10 pages on your rescued border collie from the dogs perspective, I want to read an actual fiction book!

LemarchandsBox Sat 01-Sep-12 15:56:06

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BertieBotts Sat 01-Sep-12 15:58:52

There's a book called Stray by A.N. Wilson which I read with school as a teenager, but it's utterly depressing grin

WofflingOn Sat 01-Sep-12 16:14:30

There was a whole spate of these when I was a tweenager, waaay back. smile

Kavik the Wolf Dog
The Incredible Journey
The Plague Dogs Richard Adams
Watership Down
Thomasina Paul Gallico

CaipirinhasAllRound Sun 02-Sep-12 00:03:30

War horse

LineRunner Sun 02-Sep-12 00:04:42

Duncton Wood - amazing. (The Kingdon of the Moles.)

LemarchandsBox Sun 02-Sep-12 00:20:40

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Cheddars Sun 02-Sep-12 01:18:32

The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams sounds exactly what you're after.

Jennie by Paul Gallico is also a great read.

Check out the reviews.

Brizzmus Sun 02-Sep-12 02:06:05

Ferry the Jerusalem Cat by Marghanita Laski
The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford
Books by Jim Kjielgaard

NellyJob Sun 02-Sep-12 02:07:28

the call of the wild - jack london
black beauty - anna sewell

Stonefield Sun 02-Sep-12 02:11:18

Lady, my life as a bitch by Melvin Burgess, haha maybe not.

Warhorse is brilliant. Possibly a little young though, how old is the prospective reader?

FreelanceMama Sun 02-Sep-12 02:47:10

Bambi - not cute at all
Wind In The Willows
And Animals of Farthing Wood is still read by my 30 year old brother.

Call of the Wild and Thomasina are also in 1st person.

sashh Sun 02-Sep-12 07:42:31

Another vote for Fluke.

I don't want to read it myself but watership down.

ClaireDeTamble Sun 02-Sep-12 07:58:23

The Last Family in England by Matt Haig.

ColdHandLou Sun 02-Sep-12 11:48:59

Flush by Virginia Woolf - can't remember now if I've read it myself confused

Nigglenaggle Sun 02-Sep-12 21:39:57

Hunters Moon - cant remember who wrote it but its about foxes

babybythesea Sun 02-Sep-12 22:00:52

The guy who wrote the Duncton Wood Chronicles (a sort of Lord of the Rings epic but starring moles) also wrote a similar couple of books called The Wolves of Time Chronicles.
And a book called Callanish about golden eagles.

Not sure if that's what you are looking for but maybe worth looking at on Amazon.

bassetfeet Mon 03-Sep-12 17:11:20

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

I loved this book .........and you will love Enzo and his wisdom by the end .

QueenofJacksDreams Mon 03-Sep-12 17:19:42

The Last Family in England by Matt Haig.

Just came on here to recommend this! It did make me cry though.

MegBusset Mon 03-Sep-12 17:20:45

Plague Dogs and Watership Down
Tarka The Otter
Call Of The Wild

ScarletBadgers Fri 07-Sep-12 21:24:14

Duncton wood is incredible

PomBearWithAnOFRS Sat 08-Sep-12 00:01:30

There's the Cat Royal series- they aren't "reality" from the cat's pov though, they are fantasy, but the cat is the main protagonist and it's his point of view.
Some info here about the series.

kellestar Tue 02-Oct-12 18:59:46

David Clement Davies wrote a series about deers and another about wolves. I think the wolf one is The Sight and the deer one is called Fire.

TunipTheVegemal Tue 02-Oct-12 19:04:02

Blitzcat by Robert Westall

ipswichwitch Tue 02-Oct-12 19:14:57

George Orwell's "Animal Farm"

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