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Post by ChuckW » September 1st, 2012, 12:27 pm

I have in my backlog a short children's book told from the point-of-view of movie cowboy William S. Hart's pet horse. Perhaps I should fast-track that project so that it'll be in the running? ;)
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Post by chocoholic » September 1st, 2012, 1:42 pm

The Burgess Animal Book for Children

The Burgess Bird Book for Children

We have lots of animal fiction by Thornton Burgess too.

The Book of Dragons


And read by people other than myself for a change:

Black Beauty

Moby Dick (not really about the whale, I think, but still)

The Insect Folk

Talking Australian animals in The Magic Pudding


Actually if you want children's fiction featuring animals, we could be here a while. :) Arthur Scott Bailey is another who wrote lots of those.
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Post by Yagan » September 6th, 2012, 4:07 pm

This short story deals with some more ancient wildlife: "back 150,000 years to a time when mastodons and saber toothed tigers roamed North America".
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Post by philchenevert » September 6th, 2012, 5:16 pm

Yagan wrote:This short story deals with some more ancient wildlife: "back 150,000 years to a time when mastodons and saber toothed tigers roamed North America".
Clifford Simak - Project Mastodon
http://librivox.org/project-mastodon-by-clifford-simak/
Thanks Yagan for recommending one or my books, but I don't think it would be appropriate. It's a great story, but really Science Fiction and not about the Mastodons at all. tsk.

On the other hand may I humbly suggest http://librivox.org/the-childrens-life-of-the-bee-by-maurice-maeterlinck/ , The Children's Life of the Bee by Maeterlinck. The bees are kinda wildlife .....
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Post by Guero » September 7th, 2012, 6:47 am

Here are two I recommend:

Mighty Animals
A book about dinosaurs written for children. In short, easy to read chapters designed to keep the interest of juvenile readers.

The Woodpeckers
A beautiful solo reading by Laura Victoria. The Woodpeckers is a wonderful introduction to the world of bird study for the young naturalist, covering such topics as how he finds food, courting, how he builds his nest, the interesting ways he uses his different body parts as tools, among other topics discussed in the book.
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Post by Yagan » September 14th, 2012, 11:31 am

philchenevert wrote: Thanks Yagan for recommending one or my books, but I don't think it would be appropriate. It's a great story, but really Science Fiction and not about the Mastodons at all. tsk.
Don't be shy, Phil. I think you performed Simak's story excellently, and it's appropriate because mastodon "Buster" played an important role there. I didn't understand the topic to be limited to children's educational textbooks only.

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Post by Availle » September 14th, 2012, 10:28 pm

Yagan wrote: I didn't understand the topic to be limited to children's educational textbooks only.
Right you are, it is certainly NOT meant like this!
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Post by Steampunk » September 14th, 2012, 10:33 pm

How about The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre
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Post by ChuckW » September 15th, 2012, 7:12 am

Oh man. Now I kind of wish we could've done that audiobook of The Autobiography of a Flea. :lol:
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Post by Yagan » September 16th, 2012, 11:13 am

We already have The Autobiography of an Electron, but I guess the Atomic Zoo doesn't count here. :wink:

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Post by Availle » September 30th, 2012, 11:23 pm

The staff has picked for October - thanks for your suggestions. Please have a look at this page for the current list. You can also check out our wiki page for a plain vanilla list, and we have another list with all the covers at a glance on the main m4b catalog page.

The theme for next month will be the sixth and last leg of our World tour:

Librivox World Tour 2012 - Africa


I'd be interested in everything related to Africa: Especially fiction written by people from/set in any of the 57 countries in Africa - can we cover 10 different countries one last time?

Thanks for your help! :wink:
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Post by TriciaG » October 1st, 2012, 6:44 am

There will probably be plenty of suggestions for South Africa, but I enjoyed PL'ing http://librivox.org/prester-john-by-john-buchan/
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Post by Availle » October 1st, 2012, 6:54 am

Thanks Tricia!

As far as I have penetrated the catalog, there are lots of books on South Africa, and even more on Egypt. The rest of Africa in between, however, still seems to be a big white empty space in our libriverse...

Or maybe not? :wink:
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Post by Piotrek81 » October 1st, 2012, 7:28 am

I haven't read it but Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (Józef Korzeniowski) is set somewhere in Africa. Here are the 2 LV versions available: https://catalog.librivox.org/search.php?title=Heart+of+Darkness&author=&status=all&action=Search
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Post by alg1001 » October 21st, 2012, 6:52 pm

This one might be good.
How I found Livingstone.

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