Day 29 of the 40 day book challenge is ‘a favourite book with animals in’.
One of my first favourite books featured animals – My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara. It obviously has a fancy new cover, but this is the one I remember. I remember standing in my nan and grandad’s kitchen (which they, for some unknown reason, called the “back kitchen” even though there wasn’t a “front kitchen”) reading it. I remember reading Thunderhead too and then going on to read a series of pony trekking books. This may also have been the time I had my imaginary horse… What?
One of my more recent favourite books – or favourite series, actually – with animals in is the Hermux Tantamoq series by Michael Hoeye, starting with Time Stops for No Mouse. These are anthropomorphic animals – Hermux’s love Linka Perflinger is an aviatrix – and there’s a definite touch of The Rescuers about the series, but they’re really lovely, sweet and funny books. And I could be wrong, but they may also fit as a best-kept book secret.