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Animals have appeared in many of our most favorite classic tales. Jack London, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling and others have created unforgettable stories. Discover unforgettable animal characters with these animal tales. Read on.

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1. Best Horse Stories

by Lesley O'Mara, Mark Twain, and Rudyard Kipling. Random House. From the publisher: "Eighteen wonderful stories (with line drawings throughout) from all over the world capture the universal appeal of that noblest of animals, the horse. Authors include James Herriot, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Rudyard Kipling, and many others."
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2. Collected Stories Of Jack London

by Jack London. HarperCollins. From the publisher: "One of the greatest storytellers of our time, Jack London wrote prolifically. His tales of adventure vividly capture the struggle to survive against the forces of nature by both men and animals, and often their retreat to a primitive state in the face of death."
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3. Lost World

by Arthur Conan Doyle. Random House. From the publisher: "Seemingly impossible to penetrate, this lost world holds great danger for the four men, whether from fiendish ape-men or terrifying prehistoric creatures. Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tale of adventure and discovery still excites the reader today just as dinosaurs continue to grip the popular imagination."
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4. Animal Farm

by George Orwell. Everyman's Library. From the publisher: "A fable about an uprising of farm animals against their human masters, it illustrates how new tyranny replaces old in the wake of revolutions and power corrupts even the noblest of causes."
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5. Hound of the Baskervilles

by Arthur Conan Doyle. Random House. From the publisher: "The Hound of the Baskervilles first appeared as a serial in The Strand Magazine in 1901. By the time of its publication in book form eight months later, this brilliantly plotted, richly atmospheric detective story had already achieved the status of a classic."
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6. Old Yeller

by Fred Gipson. HarperCollins. From the publisher: "When a novel like 'Huckleberry Finn,' or 'The Yearling,' comes along it defies customary adjectives because of the intensity of the respouse it evokes in the reader. Such a book, we submit, is Old Yeller; to read this eloquently simple story of a boy and his dog in the Texas hill country is an unforgettable and deeply moving experience."

7. Yearling

by N.C. Wyeth, Marjorie Rawlings, and Edward Shenton (Illustrator). Simon & Schuster. From the publisher: "An instant bestseller when it was released in 1938, this Pulitzer Prize winner has been read and loved across the nation for more than fifty years."
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8. The Portable Steinbeck

by John Steinbeck. Penguin. From the publisher: "Raised on a ranch in northern California, Jody is well-schooled in the hard work and demands of a rancher's life. He is used to the way of horses, too; but nothing has prepared him for the special connection he will forge with Gabilan, a hot-tempered pony his father gives him."
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9. Animal Adventures

by Laura Ingalls Wilder. HarperCollins. From the publisher: "In the unsettled West, Laura Ingalls and her family are surrounded by wild animals. From bears and deer to badgers and panthers, Laura always manages to fingd herself cought up in an animal adventure?"
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10. Watership Down

by Richard Adams. HarperCollins. From the publisher: "It is a powerful saga of courage, leadership, and survival; and epic tale of a hardy band of Berkshire rabbits forced to flee the destruction of their fragile community and their trials and triumphs in the face of extraordinary adversity..."
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