Children certainly get the best of books featuring animals – animals that need saving, animals that are brave, animals that defend others… I’ve tried to add as many books for adults as I could in this list, but there are nowhere near as many.
In no particular order, below is my top ten list.
Which ones have I missed out?
Which are your favourites?
‘Watership Down’ by Richard Adams
‘Where the Wild Thing Are’ by Maurice Sendak.
‘Maus’ by Art Spiegelman.
The ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy by Philip Pullman.
‘Animal Farm’ by George Orwell.
‘Lorelei’s Secret’ by Carolyn Parkhurst
‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ by C. S. Lewis.
‘Charlotte’s Web’ by E. B. White.
‘War Horse’ by Michael Morpurgo.
‘Moby Dick’ by Herman Melville.