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Post by Availle » September 4th, 2019, 6:57 am

Little Fuzzy is out - already picked years ago. :D Besides, if I remember correctly, they are declared "persons" or something similar, sentient at least, at the very end.
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Post by linny » September 11th, 2019, 12:26 pm

Lady into Fox had a second version recorded as well. https://librivox.org/lady-into-fox-by-david-garnett-2/

Here's one where a man was swallowed by a crocodile and made himself at home. https://librivox.org/the-crocodile-by-fyodor-dostoyevsky/

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Post by Foon » September 11th, 2019, 12:45 pm

In terms of our furry friends, I think any of the books by Arthur Scott Bailey would be good: https://librivox.org/author/464
or
Something from the Twilight Animals series by Walsh, the first one is Bumper the White Rabbit: https://librivox.org/bumper-the-white-rabbit-by-george-ethelbert-walsh/
Both are children's book series.
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Post by Availle » September 11th, 2019, 3:00 pm

Thank you!

Arthur Scott Bailey is always good, just as Burgess.
The Croc story sounds interesting - not at all Dostoyevsky.

I'm not sure about Dr. Doolittle, I think it was already picked a few years back, but then again, we do have sequels too... :D
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Post by TriciaG » September 11th, 2019, 3:11 pm

How about In Search of the Unknown?
https://librivox.org/in-search-of-the-unknown-by-robert-w-chambers/

They are hunts for unusual or thought-extinct animals for the zoo, but some of the stories border on the supernatural or weird. It's half weird, half humorous.
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Post by Availle » September 11th, 2019, 3:16 pm

Excellent! :thumbs:
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Post by TriciaG » September 11th, 2019, 3:53 pm

One more: https://librivox.org/that-pup-by-ellis-parker-butler/

That Pup. It's a cute puppy that grows to be... a big nuisance that the owner cannot get rid of!
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Post by Foon » September 12th, 2019, 4:07 am

If I can shamelessly plug one of my own reads, I find the Natural History of Pliny fascinating. The Boys' and Girls' Pliny is adapted for a younger audience (but still just as interesting for adults), and volume 3 in the series is about Domestic Animals and Fishes. https://librivox.org/the-boys-and-girls-pliny-vol-3-by-pliny-the-elder/
Written almost 2 millenia ago, a lot of the information is either surprisingly accurate, or hilariously outdated!
(alternatively, the same topics from the original Pliny would be just as interesting!)
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Post by Kitty » September 12th, 2019, 4:27 am

fresh from the press, catalogued today, just in time for this: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=74831

The Animal Story book is a collection of short stories about different animals throughout different time periods. Not only house pets but also wild animals like snakes or lions. Not sure if that counts. But there are lots of stories about dogs, cats or other housepets. Some stories are adapted from noteworthy authors, like Dumas or Gauthier or even old Pliny.

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Post by ej400 » September 12th, 2019, 5:16 am

I'd suggest books by Thorton W. Burgess, that is, for the children's area :wink:

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