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Listed: Animal Protagonists

This weekend, I was browsing my bookshelves and debating a reread of Winnie-The-Pooh and started thinking about other books where the protagonist is an animal of some sorts, inspiriting this week’s Listed feature.

  1. Winnie-The-Pooh by A. A. Milne. Originally Published 1926. LT.
  2. Watership Down by Richard Adams. Originally Published 1972. LT.
  3. Animal Farm by George Orwell. Originally Published 1945. LT.
  4. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. Originally Published 1952. LT.
  5. Stuart Little by E.B. White. Originally Published 1945. LT.
  6. Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Originally Published 1908. LT.
  7. The Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl. Originally Published 1970. LT.
  8. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle. Originally Published 1968. LT.
  9. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. Originally Published 1877. LT.
  10. Old Yeller by Fred Gipson. Originally Published 1956. LT.

What other books do you like where the protagonists are animals?

Do you like this feature? You should also check out Librarian’s Book Reviews’ Listless Monday, A Bookshelf Monstrosity’s Books By A Theme and Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog’s Birdwatching.

Posted by Courtney Wilson @ 8:06 am February 21, 2011.
Category: Listed

  • Cheryl

    My first thought was that you had covered all the ones I like…then I thought of two more! A Cricket in Times Square is wonderful, and I’ve always enjoyed the Freddy the Pig series by Walter R. Brooks.

    But I think you highlighted most of the best!

  • bitwhizzle

    The Redwall series by the recently departed (sad face) Brian Jacques; Mouse Guard by David Petersen; The Secret of Nimh by Robert C. O’Brien; 101 Dalmations by Dodie Smith; The Great American Mousical by Julie Andrews Edwards.