Animal Fiction (Teen)

Angus, Sam.  Soldier Dog.  Y FIC Angus
With his older brother fighting in the Great War, fourteen-year-old Stanley runs away to join the army and is assigned to the War Dog School, and given a Great Dane named Bones to train.

Cross, Gillian.  Pictures in the Dark.  Y FIC Cross 
A chance photograph taken for the school Camera Club draws Charlie into the emotionally troubled lives of his classmate Jennifer’s family, especially that of her younger brother who harbors an astounding secret.

Dickinson, Peter.  Eva.  Y FIC Dickinson
Eva wakes up unable to remember the accident, or fully comprehend that she has been implanted into the body of a chimpanzee. But the more she comes to terms with it, the more she wants to live with a chimpanzee tribe in the wild.

Griffin, Paul.  When Friendship Followed Me Home.  Y FIC Griffin
Seventh-grader Ben, always an outsider, is led into a deep friendship with Halley, who is being treated for cancer, by the special dog he and his adoptive mother take in.

Hesse, Karen.  The Music of Dolphins.  Y FIC Hesse
After rescuing an adolescent girl from the sea, researchers learn she has been raised by dolphins and attempt to rehabilitate her to the human world.

Hiaasen, Carl.  Hoot.  Y FIC Hiaasen
Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy’s attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.

Kravitz, Asher.  The Jewish Dog.  Y FIC Kravitz
This bestselling novel in Israel follows the life and thoughts of Caleb, a contemplative dog unusually fascinated with human affairs. Born into a German-Jewish household in the mid-1930s, Caleb witnesses firsthand the rise of Nazism and the Holocaust. When events separate him from his Jewish owners, he is adopted by a Nazi family and employed by the SS as a military dog.

London, Jack.  The Call of the Wild.  YPB London / Adult FIC London
Presents the adventures of an unusual dog, part Saint Bernard and part Scotch shepherd, that is forcibly taken to the Klondike gold fields where he eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack.

London, Jack.  White Fang.  YPB L / Adult FIC London
White Fang, part wolf-part dog, has been abused by the hands of more than one master. He has been turned into a vicious beast, until he finds friendship at the hands of Weedon Scott.

Monninger, Joseph.  Whippoorwill.  Y FIC Monniger
In rural New Hampshire, sixteen-year-old Clair Taylor and her neighbor, eighteen-year-old Danny Stewart, fall into an unlikely relationship as they work together to save Wally, a loveable but mistreated dog kept chained in a junk-filled yard by Danny’s cruel father.

Rawls, Wilson.  Where the Red Fern Grows: The Story of Two Dogs and a Boy.  Y PB R/ Y FIC Rawls
The story of a young boy’s love for two hunting dogs and his coming of age in Oklahoma in the 1930’s.

Strykowski, Marcia.  Call Me Amy.  Y FIC Strykowski
For Amy Henderson, 1973 has been a lonely year, until she helps rescue an injured seal pup and forms an unlikely alliance, and in the process faces challenges that change her life.

Taylor, Theodore.  The Hostage.  Y FIC Taylor
Fourteen-year-old Jamie has second thoughts about harboring a killer whale that his father and he captured off the coast of Vancouver, British Columbia and plan to sell to a sea amusement park.

 

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