Having just finished writing an animal-narrated book, in which the main character is a feisty, curious weka hen on an adventure. It occured to me that I cannot, offhand, think of any others with a female protagonist. I read a lot of these in my younger days, so am sure there must be at least one or two that I've forgotten. In every single one I own, the main characters are male. The only exception that springs to mind is some of the Duncton Wood tales and the Wolves of Time (and it's been years since I read them) which I believe have the occasional female protagnist. Ones I own: Watership Down (rabbits) Beak of the Moon (keas - a type of native parrot) Call of the Kotuku (heron) Sil (tui, a native songbird) Midnight's Sun (wolves) Golden Cat/Wild Road (cats) Hunter's Moon (foxes) House of Tribes (mice) Lost Domain (owls) Tailchasers Song (cats) In the Long Dark (cats) The Plague Dogs (dogs) I'm not talking about anthropromophic ones here - those that look like animals but act more like humans (such as the Redwall series, the Welkin Weasels, the Deptford Mice or Mrs Frisby*) but the ones which are essentially animals with increased sentience (or not, as the case may be). * Which is pretty much the only one that immediately springs to mind as "Female protagonist", and is borderline realistic. Some of the Deptford Mice/Redwall ones have a female hero. So, any suggestions on ones of these I might just HAVE to read?