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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Memorable Animals in Literature

 HelpUCover created a cool graphic of Memorable Animals in Literature.

Before you hop over to take a look at the graphic make yourself a list of animals from literature (don't forget children's lit) in my comment section. Let's see if we come up with more than they did. (don't peek below if you want to do it without looking at my list.)

Here are a few that came to my mind:
  • Aslan (Lion in Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Beaver (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)
  • The Disreputable Dog (Lireal and Abhorrsen by Garth Nix)
  • Old Dan and Little Anne (Dogs in Where the Red Fern Grows)
  • The Cat in the Hat (Dr. Seuss)
  • Misty (Horse in Misty of Chinoteague)
  • Marley (Dog in Marley and Me)
  • Enzo (Dog in The Art of Racing in the Rain)
  • Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, Tabitha Twitchet, etc (Animals in books by Beatrix potter)
  • Algernon (Mouse in The Flowers for Algernon)
  • Charlotte and Wilbur (Spider and pig in Charlotte's Web)
  • Manchee (Dog in The Knife of Never Letting Go)
 OK, your turn. Please list memorable animals in literature in the comment section below. Ditto animals on my list if you thought of them, too.  Then hop over to HelpUCover and check out their list (graphic.)


  1. And Ralph! From the Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary. That was a fun post! I've read most of the books.

    1. Oh, I used to love The Mouse and Motorcycle. I forgot about it.

  2. Mr. and Beaver; Trufflehunter the Badger (Prince Caspian); Reepicheep (Chronicles of Narnia); Aslan; Farsight Glimfeather (Silver Chair);Hwin and Bree (The Horse and His Boy); Ginger the Cat (Last Battle); Puzzle the Donkey and Shift the Ape (The Last Battle); Strawberry/Fledge (The Magician's Nephew);

    Crookshanks, Scabbers, Hedwig, Pigwideon, Fang, (Harry Potter series)
    Honorary Humans that turn into animals: James-Stag; Sirius-dog; Peter Pettigrew-Scabbers; Rita Skeeter-Beetle; McGonigal-tabby cat

    Buttercup (cat, Hunger Games)

    Moggit and Disreputable Dog (Cat and dog from Sabriel series)

    White Whale (Moby Dick)

    Dog (The Curious incident of the Dog in the Night-time)

    The Raven (The Raven by Poe)

    Tortoise and the Hare (Aesop's' Fables)

    Peter Rabbit; Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, Mrs. Rabbit; Benjamin Bunny; Mr McGregor's white cat; Samual Whiskers; Tom Kitten; Miss Moppit; Mittens; Tabitha Twitchit; Jemima Puddleduck; Mr. Tod; Mrs Tiggywinkle; Timmy Tiptoes; Squirrel Nutkin; Cecily Parsley; Johnny Townmouse; Duchess; the magpie; Appily-Dappily

    Black Beauty (Black Beauty)

  3. Great ones here! Since I recently just read Animal Farm, I will include all the characters there! But ah, Harry Potter animals are the ones that first came to my mind when I read your post!

    1. It has been so long since I read Animal Farm I couldn't remember any animal's name.

  4. My husband came up with a few good ones: Winn Dixie (Dog in Because of Winn Dixie) and Old Yeller (Dog) and Toto in the Wizard of Oz.

    I just thought of another: the pugs in Mansfield Park...though they really aren't very memorable since they don't have names.

  5. Could Stellaluna count?
    The Cheshire Cat and Dinah from Alice in Wonderland
    Nana from Peter Pan
    Bumbersnoot from the Finishing School series (do mechanical animals count?)
    Berenstain Bears
    George of the Curious George series
    Hank the Cowdog
    The Cat in the Hat
    Baloo and other Jungle Book animals
    Angelina (mouse) Ballerina
    Poppy the owl written by Avi

    1. Hey, you thought of some very memorable animals. Good job.


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