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« on: April 05, 2016, 08:20:58 PM »
Part 3 of recommending things.  Here are some good books for Watership Down fans.

Tales from Watership down
Shardik
Traveler
The Plague Dogs
Mrs. Frisby and the rats of NIHM
Tailchaser's song
Warriors
Of Mice and Men (Not much a about animals but one of the main characters loves rabbits)
Animal Farm
The tale of Despereaux
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Felidae
Felidae on the Road
Whitefang
The Wildings
guardians of ga'hoole
Varjak paw
Redwall
Peter Rabbit
Silverwing

Graphic Novels:
Beasts of Burden
We3
Mouse Guard: Fall 1152
Legend



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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2016, 09:42:06 PM »
I also recommend the Warrior Cats series (as well as the other two sagas by Erin Hunter, Seekers Bears and Survivors Dogs.

Another good one is the Redwall series by Brian Jacques.
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2016, 10:26:29 PM »
Quote from: Bright Side on Apr 5 2016, 05:42:06 PM
I also recommend the Warrior Cats series (as well as the other two sagas by Erin Hunter, Seekers Bears and Survivors Dogs.

Another good one is the Redwall series by Brian Jacques.
Yep I did put warriors on there I have read the first 2 series.
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2016, 12:47:18 PM »
I'd also recommend:
The Last Unicorn.
Varjak Paw, and its sequel The Outlaw Varjak Paw.
The Wind in the Willows.
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2016, 06:19:42 PM »
If you like big cats, you also might want to have a look at the "Ratha" series written by Clare Bell. It is about a group of intelligent prehistoric cats. The first book is called "Ratha's Creature": http://www.amazon.com/Rathas-Creature-First-Book-Named/dp/1936917017

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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2016, 01:57:04 AM »
I think I mentioned this in another thread, but 'The Builders' by Daniel Polansky was pretty good. Similar to Redwall in that it is about those kind/size of animals. It has cursing, killing, blood, death, and is pretty dark throughout, but I enjoyed it.

OK, non-animal related time:
I just read a series of books by S. Thomas Russel, which centers around a British Navy Captain in the early years of the French Revolution. He is half French, which provides some good opportunities for interesting situations.

That's all I can think of for now.

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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2016, 02:55:43 AM »
Well, I can't vouch for these being targeted towards the same audience as Watership Down, but they're definitely great reads for good plots, good conflict and unusual characters:

 - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
 - Catcher in the Rye
 - Lord of the Flies
 - Brave New World
 - 2001 A Space Odyssey (yes, it was a book before Kubrick happened)
 - Catch-22
 - Silverwing
 - Generation X - Tales for an Accelerated Culture
 - One of the million or so books Isaac Asimov wrote
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 - Around the World in 80 Days

and of course, my second favourite book (y'all can guess what number one is) would be Nineteen-Eighty-Four.
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2016, 08:58:14 AM »
I'm really glad you like Catcher in the Rye. We read it during class and I loved it - but nobody else did!
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2016, 08:51:14 PM »
Quote from: mistercynical on Apr 13 2016, 10:55:43 PM
Well, I can't vouch for these being targeted towards the same audience as Watership Down, but they're definitely great reads for good plots, good conflict and unusual characters:

 - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
 - Catcher in the Rye
 - Lord of the Flies
 - Brave New World
 - 2001 A Space Odyssey (yes, it was a book before Kubrick happened)
 - Catch-22
 - Silverwing
 - Generation X - Tales for an Accelerated Culture
 - One of the million or so books Isaac Asimov wrote
---->Isaac Asimov had writer's block once. It was the worst five minutes of his life. - Internet witticism
 - Around the World in 80 Days

and of course, my second favourite book (y'all can guess what number one is) would be Nineteen-Eighty-Four.
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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2016, 10:46:29 AM »
I personally liked Lord of the Files; it might even be one of my favorite novels. A book full of action and thought. So, I would certainly recommend it :)
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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2016, 05:08:46 PM »
Seeing as I'm always looking for other great stuff with animals to read, I love this thread^^

-The Wolf Chronicles by Dorothy Hearst is a really good trilogy and I definitely recommend it (the ending has its readers divided though; personally I like it but many felt betrayed from what I've seen) (the titles are "Promise of the wolves", "Secret of the wolves" and "Spirit of the wolves")

-Wings of Fire by Tui Sutherland. Very simply writing but also very entertaining. It's about dragons!

- Guardians of Ga'Hoole by Kathryn Lasky (I've only read the first 3 books yet because the translator stopped. Trying to get it in English somehow. But still, I recommend it) :owl

- Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann :fox  :bark

Hmm, those are the ones (not yet listed) that come to mind at the moment.

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« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2016, 08:41:07 PM »
I didn't know Animals of Farthing Wood was a novel as well as a TV series. May want to check it out.
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« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2016, 05:30:10 PM »
Quote from: Bright Side on Jun 26 2016, 04:41:07 PM
I didn't know Animals of Farthing Wood was a novel as well as a TV series. May want to check it out.
Several books even. I've only been able to find the first one though but that one was really good.

If you read it you'll understand why I find people who watch both WSD and AOFW who complain about Blackberry being a doe but say nothing about AOFW to be rather ridiculous. Really, the fact that Blackberry is awesome aside, AOFW has like half its cast gender-flipped compared to the book. Like owl, weasel, adder, kestrel, etc. All of which are amazing in the series (more than in the book, in my opinion. The tv series personalities are a lot more diverse and outspoken). Idk it's just a silly complaint to begin with but this just makes it even sillier.

Still, the book was great and I'd love to read the others as well but so far I've had no luck in finding them.
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« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2016, 10:58:57 PM »
Quote from: Chibiscuit on Jun 25 2016, 01:08:46 PM
Seeing as I'm always looking for other great stuff with animals to read, I love this thread^^

-The Wolf Chronicles by Dorothy Hearst is a really good trilogy and I definitely recommend it (the ending has its readers divided though; personally I like it but many felt betrayed from what I've seen) (the titles are "Promise of the wolves", "Secret of the wolves" and "Spirit of the wolves")

-Wings of Fire by Tui Sutherland. Very simply writing but also very entertaining. It's about dragons!

- Guardians of Ga'Hoole by Kathryn Lasky (I've only read the first 3 books yet because the translator stopped. Trying to get it in English somehow. But still, I recommend it) :owl

- Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann :fox  :bark

Hmm, those are the ones (not yet listed) that come to mind at the moment.

I want to read the animals of farthing wood but couldn't find it at any bookstore I guess I'll have to buy it online some day.
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« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2016, 05:09:41 PM »
The AOFW books seem to be really difficult to find. I've only ever found the first in Dutch in a local library but never anywhere else (in any language) and the other books not at all. I've been thinking of ordering from my fav bookstore at some point (already have some orders running^^) but I'm afraid it will be out of print.

Btw I bought Mouse Guard: fall 1152 last year (or two years ago? Meh can't remember). It was kinda expensive but really worth it. The artwork is just GORGEOUS! I really love the style and it's quite an interesting read as well. Really hope I find Winter 1152 somewhere sometime.
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