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APRIL 27th Top Ten Tuesday: Animals from Books

Animals from Books (these could be mythical, real, main characters, sidekicks, companions/pets, shifters, etc.)

Just about every animal in here:

Boris the cat has a special place in my heart because my Dad and I shared a similar car trip with a similarly afflicted box of cats and kittens (all ours) during our move to Indiana in 1972. I absolutely love the illustrated children’s books drawn from this series, too. My kids and I read and re-read them. [I refuse to put up the awful new covers in pastel colors that all look alike and make it look like the series is as depressing as Old Yeller.]


Arthur Guinness and Lady MacBeth from the Irish Country Doctor series. What’s not to love about a Labrador who “retrieves” Wellington boots from neighbors’ back steps? And the kitty has the best name! Lady MacBeth, indeed.


Miss Lark’s Andrew in the original Mary Poppins books (this is my mother’s copy). There is also Miss Andrew’s Lark.


Nana the cat and his owner, Satoru, have an incredible story to tell. I loved this book.


Robert, the family’s female quail. My mother read this one aloud to us years ago. I re-read it as an adult and it was just as wonderful.


Ever-faithful Hound Penderwick–a little girl’s best buddy.


Wesley was an endearing little Owl! Wesley the Owl by Stacey O’Brien.


Dewey the library cat is not to be missed! One of the best things ever to come from Iowa. Dewey The Small-Town Library Cat….



Any of Margurite Henry’s Horses or Benajmin West’s Cat Grimalkin!




Why not join the fun next week? You can read the rules here.


Other Posts:

You can read about my favorite fictional cats here.

11 thoughts on “APRIL 27th Top Ten Tuesday: Animals from Books

  1. What a wonderful list. I haven’t read many of them but enjoyed Wesley the Owl and, of course, loved the books on Dewey.


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