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The Camel who crossed Australia - Jackie French  Icon
ISBN: 9780732285432
Bell Sing the camel has come from Pakistan to accompany Burke and Wills as they attempt to cross Australia from south to north, but Bell Sing yearns for water and freedom on a tough journey.

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Refections of a solitary hamster - Astrid Desbordes
Call Number: Sen Pict DES
ISBN: 9781877467455
Publication Date: 2009
Hamster can be selfish and narcissistic but his forest animal friends still love him, warts and all. In graphic novel format.

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The Taggerung - Brian Jacques
Call Number: STR F JAC
ISBN: 0091769280
Publication Date: 2001
His birth was a long-awaited legend, full of mystery and promise, among the outlaw Juska tribes along the western shore. Denoted by a unique mark on his right paw, the Taggerung is a fearsome fighter (In the story, the word 'Taggerung' literally means a warrior of unbeatable strength, courage, and savagery), a warrior the likes of which has not been seen for many seasons.(Sawney Rath's father was the most recent). When a seer from one tribe predicted his birth at Redwall Abbey, Sawney Rath, leader of the Juskarath, sets out to capture the Taggerung.

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The snow pony - Alison Lester
Call Number: F LES
ISBN: 1864489308
Publication Date: 2001
Only Dusty can ride the wild Snow Pony. And no one but Dusty will trust her... Three years of drought have reduced the Riley's farm to a dirt patch and strained the family to breaking point. A trip to the mountains to muster their cattle promises a fresh start, but sudden violence erupts into the peaceful landscape... Now Dusty and her beautiful brumby are tested as never before. From the author of the remarkable bestseller The Quicksand Pony 'Lester tells a gripping yarn, brimming with classic pictures...Dusty emerges as a true mountain girl with a new friend who can match her in courage.' Stella Lees, Australian Book Review

 

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Wild at heart animal stories - Michael Morpurgo
Call Number: F MOR
ISBN: 9780753416310
Publication Date: 2008
The stories in this delightful anthology feature a wide variety of animals--from geese and otters to lions and mules. The impressive list of contributors includes three Nobel laureates. Classics such as Jack London's "The Call of the Wild," Rudyard Kipling's "The Cat That Walked by Himself," and Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea" accompany more recent favorites such as "Charlotte's Web" and Dick King-Smith's "Godhanger." This anthology provides a terrific introduction to animal stories and acclaimed writers, past and present.

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The ark, the reed, & the fire cloud - Jennu Cote
Call Number: F COT
ISBN: 9780899571980
Publication Date: 2008
Max the dog and Liz the cat become the brave leaders of a group of animals called to journey to the Ark. After travelling across Europe to the Middle East they join Noah and his family on the ark. During the voyage someone tries to kill Noah and his family. Liz follows clues that lead to the discovery of a stowaway. It is up to Max and Liz to foil the plot.

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Cow girl - G. R. Gemin
Call Number: F GEM
ISBN: 9780857632814
Publication Date: 2014
Growing up on the embattled Mawr Estate in South Wales, all Gemma sees are burglaries, muggings, sadness, and boredom. With a dad in prison and a mum who has given up hope, she, like everyone around her, is holding on to memories of the times when happiness wasn't so hard to find.

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A horse called hero - Sam Angus
Call Number: F ANG
ISBN: 9781447235774
Publication Date: 2013
It is 1940. As the Second World War escalates and London becomes a target for German bombs, Dodo and her horse-mad little brother Wolfie are evacuated to the country, away from everything they know. After weeks of homesick loneliness, they come across an orphaned foal. They name the horse Hero for surviving against the odds and together they raise him, train him, and learn to ride. Their days are suddenly full of life and excitement again, but the shadow of war looms over their peaceful existence, and soon Hero must live up to his name . . .

 

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Forest - Sonya Hartnett
ISBN: 0670899208
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
This simple tale of renewal traces the fortunes of a forest, from abundance to degradation, and its return to its natural state. A quite sad story about cats that are discarded but a fabulous books by a brilliant author.

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Watership down - Richard Adams
ISBN: 9780141354965
Publication Date: 1972
Watership Down is a classic adventure novel, written by English author Richard Adams, published by Rex Collings Ltd of London in 1972. Set in south-central England, the story features a small group of rabbits. Although they live in their natural environment, they are anthropomorphised, possessing their own culture, language (Lapine), proverbs, poetry, and mythology. Evoking epic themes, the novel is the Aeneid of the rabbits as they escape the destruction of their warren and seek a place to establish a new home, encountering perils and temptations along the way.

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The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame  Icon  Icon
Call Number: F GRA
ISBN: 1853260177
Publication Date: 1998-04-01
The Wind in the Willows is a classic of children's literature by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animal characters in a pastoral version of England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames valley.

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