Top Ten Tuesday: Some of my favorite animals in literature
(I tried to limit my choices to "real animals" in the books, not stuffed animals or toys)
1. Aslan. The LION in The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis
2. Fodderwing. A DEER (FAWN) in The Yearling by Marjorie Rawlings
5. Ralph. A MOUSE in The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
6. Charlotte and Wilbur. The SPIDER and PIG in Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
7. Mrs. Tiggy Winkle. A HEDGEHOG in The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy Winkle by Beatrix Potter. (Actually all of the Beatrix Potter Characters, like Peter Rabbbit and Tom Kitten.)
8. Pantalaimon. Lyra's daemon who settled as a PINE MARTIN when she turned twelve in His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman.
11. Mrs. Frisby. A MOUSE in Mrs. Frisby and Rats of NIMB by Robert O'Brien
12. Crookshanks. Hermione Granger's pet PERSIAN CAT in Harry Potter and the Prisoner's of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling.
14. Walter. A BIG DOG-- PART LAB MIX, in The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter Christmas Miracle Dog by Dave Barry.
15. Hedwig. A SNOWY OWL in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.
16. All the CATS (like Old Deuteronomy, Jennyanydots, Mr. Mistofles, Skimbleshanks...) in Old Possum's Book of Magical Cats by T.S. Eliot.