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Books for Animal-Loving Tweens and Teens (A Gift Guide)
Have you ever watched a cute video of a puppy rolling around or a kitten learning to meow and thought, wow, what did humans do to deserve these creatures? The relationship between animals and humans is so fascinating, from the typical cat or dog pet to dolphins helping people with disabilities to humans creating sanctuaries for endangered species. I love when novels bring in an animal s to the story because, directly or indirectly, animals and nature shape so much of human life and vice versa. They are connected soldiers that fight together, and one day, will die together. When the capital falls, Tashi must flee to a monastery in hiding, but before long, enemies catch up and turn the monastery into a hospital base for wounded soldiers.
Some of the most memorable books of my childhood featured special relationships between humans and animals. My crippling emotional devastation at the end of that book was a result of seeing how beautifully connected Billy was to those dogs. I learned some very important lessons about love, friendship, and loss as they were modeled to me in those extraordinary human-animal relationships. Sadly, those books are few and far between in adult fiction, as if adults no longer need those lessons. But every once in a while I come across a special grown up human-animal story, and they still have the power to mesmerize me. Sometimes animal fiction has a way of showing us truths about ourselves in ways that people cannot.
Lions and tigers and books — oh my! The Art of Racing in the Rain is one of the rare books about animals that does not come across as twee or written for little children which is an art form in its own right. It's about the life of a man and his dog, narrated from the dog's point of view. Enzo, named for the F-1 racer, is the kind of dog that we all imagine that we own: wise, mordant, genuine, loving, kind, comical. Enzo makes a gentle critic of our foibles, and as we fall in love with the narrator's voice, we get back in touch with the gentler sides of ourselves.
The Protector of the Small is my favorite Tamora Pierce quartet which is saying something seeing as ALL of her quartets are ridiculously amazing. Over the course of four books, Kel manages to attract the company of a veritable bevy of sweet and courageous animal friends, including a flock of clever sparrows, a cantankerous old warhorse named Peachblossom lol and a scraggly mutt named Jump. Jamie Fox-Pickle. And it fits the little guy perfectly. So much sass, and yet so sweet. He always takes good care of his Covey girls. Jasper the St.