One thing I loved to read when I was a kid was Animal Stories. Jim Kjelgaard and Walter Farley were two of my favorite writers at that time. I still have fond memories of many of their tales. In fact, I still own many of their books. In keeping with that, and with my yesterday's post, I thought it only fair to put up my Top Ten Favorite list of fictional animal characters. Here they are:
1. Pagoo, a hermit crab from the story of the same name. A children’s book by Holling C. Holling. One of my favorite books of all time.
2. Desert Dog, a greyhound abandoned in the desert who must learn to survive, from Jim Kjelgaard’s book.
3. Flame, also known as “The Island Stallion,” from the Walter Farley books.
4. The Black Stallion, also from Walter Farley.
5. Mike. Steve Costigan’s white bulldog, from the Robert E. Howard stories.
6. White Fang, from the Jack London book.
7. Buck, from Call of the Wild by Jack London.
8. Charlotte, from Charlotte’s Web, by E. B. White.
9. Black Gold, the horse in the book of the same name, by Marguerite Henry.
10. The unnamed polar bear from the book The Strange Intruder by Arthur Catherall.