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    GENRE: animal fantasy

    Discussion in 'Fantasy' started by ENJOY, Feb 20, 2011.

    This genre isn't well read and there are not that many books in this genre but i love it. at the the moment in time I'm writing a book called the Circle Of Madagascar. But, the main reason i created thread is that i was wondering if any one could recommend a good book in this genre. Because i can't find many.
     
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    A lot of people seem to like the Redwall series. I tried reading it to my daughter when she was younger; neither one of us could get into it.
     
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    Agreed i never really liked the redwall series i hardly managed to finish the first book!
     
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    I love animal fiction and have read several good ones.

    There's the Duncton Wood (about moles) books, The Wolves of Time and the Stonor Eagles by William Horwood, one of my favourite writers.

    Bambi, by Felix Salten - Make sure you get the original and not the disney-fied version (very different - for a start Bambi's mother doesn't even die!).

    House Of Tribes by Garry Kilworth, is about mice.

    David Clement-Davies has various ones too.

    Have you read any of those?

    On a side note, I am writing an animal fiction novel myself :)
     
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    Does The Animals of Farthing Woods by Colin Dann count? I love those books :)
     
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    I don't know if this is known in the U.S but a very popular one in the U.K is a book called the wind in the willows with Toads,Badgers,Foxs etc
     
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    Animal Farm by George Orwell is a classic
    Must be many others....
     
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    Damn, you beat me to it.
     
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    Watership Down by Richard Adams, about rabbits, is also one of the must read classics of the genre.

    The Firebringer Trilogy by Meredith Ann Pierce was one of favorites as a child. About unicorns.
     
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    Watership Down by Richard Adams. Fantastic book, although I must say the animated film gave me nightmares as a child!!
     
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    The cartoon is good. :)
     
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    my dad loves that book.Also I agree the cartoon was creepy when the rabbits had that fight.:D
     
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    Thanks so much for reply's.
    Just ransacked my dads wallet, amazon here I come :)
     
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    *jaw drop time* how can you NOT like it?? i still can't pick which one is my favorite! maybe Tagerrung, but then there's Mattimeo and so many others. . .
     
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    Heh, David Clement-Davies wrote an animal fantasy book named Firebringer. It was about deer instead of unicorns, though.
     
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    Who about Charlotte's Web by EB White? Great story.
     

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