Thursday, October 21, 2010

Little Dixie Dispatch: Animals in Fiction

Animals in Fiction
--"Hannah's dream : a novel" by Diane C. Hammond (2008)
     For 41 years, Samson Brown has been caring for Hannah, the lone elephant at the down-at-the-heels Max L. Biedelman Zoo. Sam rejoices when smart, compassionate Neva Wilson is hired as the new elephant keeper. Sam and Neva know that Hannah needs to be moved to an animal sanctuary but the director has other ideas.

--"Those Darn Squirrels" by Adam Rubin (2008)
     When grumpy Old Man Fookwire builds feeders to try to keep birds--the only creatures he likes--from leaving for the winter, he finds himself in a battle with clever, crafty squirrels who want a share of the abundant food.

--"Together" by Tom Sullivan (2008)
     Brenden McCarthy feels like he's lost everything. All due to one tragic misstep while mountain climbing that cost him his sight. But he's about to gain the last thing he ever expected. A big-hearted black Labrador named Nelson who's given one last shot at being a Seeing Eye dog. Both are about to experience a bond of friendship that develops when they least expect it. 

--"A Dog Named Christmas" by Greg Kincaid (2008)
     In this heartwarming novel, author Greg Kincaid tells the tender story of how one very special dog changed the lives of his adoptive family—and an entire town—forever.

These animal fiction stories are available at your local library! Stop by, call us, or check out our website to reserve these books today!

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