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Tales of Talking Animals

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Into the Wild
by Erin Hunter Details
For generations, four clans of wild cats have shared the forest. When their warrior code is threatened by mysterious deaths, a house cat named Rusty may turn out to be the bravest warrior of all.
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
by Robert O'Brien Details
Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and long lived.
Redwall
by Brian Jacques Details
When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwall's inhabitants destroy the enemy.
Tailchaser's Song
by Tad Williams Details
Fritti Tailchaser a young ginger tom not yet a full grown hunter, is the main cat among a host of appropriately named feline peers in this extravagantly detailed fantasy. When his best friend, Hushpad, vanishes, Fritti embarks on a quest to find her, and so enters the list of jousters against the evils of the world. This feline epic culminates in a decisive battle with an evil cat god.
The Amazing Maurice and His Talking Rodents
by Terry Pratchett Details
The Amazing Maurice runs the perfect Pied Piper scam. This streetwise alley cat knows the value of cold, hard cash and can talk his way into and out of anything. But when Maurice and his cohorts decide to con the town of Bad Blinitz, it will take more than fast talking to survive the danger that awaits. For this is a town where food is scarce and rats are hated, where cellars are lined with deadly traps, and where a terrifying evil lurks beneath the hunger-stricken streets....
The Chronicles of Narnia
by C.S. Lewis Details
All seven books in the Chronicles of Narnia are now available together in a hardcover volume which includes an essay by C.S. Lewis, On Three Ways of Writing for Children, where he explains precisely how the magic of Narnia first came to life.
The Tale of Despereaux
by Kate DiCamillo Details
The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.
Watership Down
by Richard Adams Details
This enchanting tale chronicles the adventures of a group of rabbits searching for a safe place to establish a new warren where they can live in peace. Though this has been hailed as one of the greatest children's books of all time, however, it also has a strong appeal for adult readers.
Updated 09/14/2011
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