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Book Reviews in Category 'Animal Stories'

The One and Only Ivan
by Katherine Applegate
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The One and Only Ivan

I loved this book. It was a little sad because it is based on a real story about a gorilla who lived for 27 in a shopping mall that had a circus in it. But it has a happy ending so it is worth it! The story is told by Ivan, the gorilla, and it's about his experience living in human habitat. Ivan is also an artist and he talks a lot about art and how drawing and painting makes him happy. His best friend is a dog named Bob and Stella, who is a wise elephant. There are so many great moments in this book. You will LOVE Ivan and Ruby the baby elephant who comes to live with them and changes everything!

Reviewed by gogotto on Jun 22, 2014

Wildwood Stables Daring to Dream
by Suzanne Weyn
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Wildwood Stables Daring to Dream

Wildwood Stables Daring to Dream is about a young girl about 13, who's name is Taylor. Her nextdoor neighbor is animal rescue lady, who has a call about a horse and pony abandoned, but she knows nothing about them. Thankfully Taylor knows a lot about horses and ponies! Taylor falls in love with a tan pony named tinkerbell and a black gelding named Albert. She wants them so bad, but her single mom can't possibly afford it! All along it's a great book for a horse loving girl!

Reviewed by whittakerrae on Oct 7, 2010

Lost and Found: Three Dog Stories
by Jim LaMarche
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Lost and Found: Three Dog Stories

Perfect for young dog lovers, each of the stories in this book by local author/illustrator Jim LaMarche has a happy ending. Molly is a golden retriever who helps her young mistress find her way home after the running away to the woods. Ginger is a terrier who disappears after chasing a deer into the woods, leaving her sad young master and his dad to return home from their hike without her. Yuki is a Siberian Husky who is found by a boy who would love to keep him, but his mom doesn’t have the resources to care for a dog. Beautifully illustrated in colored pencil and acrylic wash.

Reviewed by BarbaraGordon on May 27, 2010

White Fang
by Jack London
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White Fang

This book is touching, exciting, adventurous, and a tear-jerker (at times). I read this book in class during SSR (Silent Surround Reading), and I started crying at one of the sad parts! I tried to hide it but, my friends could sense it right away. It was a really great book, 5 stars *****, I recommend it HIGHLY. If you are not a big reader this is not the book for you.

Reviewed by bernie on Mar 13, 2008

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