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Reader List: Creature Comforts


Creature Comforts – Books Featuring Animals and Their Humans
submitted in 2008 by Paige Turner

A quick list of books that highlight the relationship between people and the animals they care about.

The Good, Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood
by Sy Montgomery (636.4 Mon)

Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
by Stacey O’Brien (598.97 Obr)

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
by Vicki Myron (636.8 Myr)

A Buffalo in the House: The True Story of a Man, an Animal and the American West
by Richard Dean Rosen (Hoopla eBook only)

The Dogs of Bedlam Farm: An Adventure With Sixteen Sheep, Three Dogs, Two Donkeys, and Me
by Jon Katz (630.201 Kat)

Alex and Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence — and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process
by Irene Pepperberg (591.513 Pep)

Beautiful Jim Key: The Lost History of the World’s Smartest Horse
by Mim Eichler Rivas (no longer in the libraries’ collection)

Kicked, Bitten and Scratched: Life and Lessons at the World’s Premiere School for Exotic Animal Trainers
by Amy Sutherland (636.088 Sut)