1. Charlotte's Web by EB White
Storybooks about animals and their adventure stories make up some of the greatest literary works for children. They’re not only entertaining but educative and inspiring. Reading stories about animals offers a different perspective; no wonder children and adults, alike, are always captivated by these kinds of books. If you have any interest in animals' adventure stories or books that provide an insight into their lives generally, then you’re in the right place. Here are some of the most captivating animal adventure books you should read.
Charlotte's Web is an animal adventure book that was written by the phenomenal writer, E.B. White. The book was first published on October 15, 1952, by Harper & Brothers. The book follows the story of a farm girl, named Fern, Wilbur the pig, and his friendship with a female barn spider called Charlotte. Wilbur and Charlotte have a charming yet bittersweet story. The story centers around Wilbur and Charlotte's life in the farmyard, and for some parts, Fern was right in the mix with them.
What makes this book such a favorite among adults and children alike is the plot, the characters, and the depiction of an unlikely friendship between two very different creatures. This is the perfect book for all ages to read, whether at home, school, or when traveling. If you love fantasy and love animals, this book is for you.2. Shadowshine: An Animal Adventure by Johnny Armstrong
Shadowshine: An Animal Adventure takes you on an amazing exploration into an animal's mind. This book tells the tale of Zak, a possum, and his love for adventure. On a long journey to save his world from fiery destruction, Zak journeys with his family to an enormous and forbidding forest. When the humans arrive, Zak realizes that his life has changed forever, and he begins a journey that’d transform his life forever.
Zak’s journey takes him from his home to the farthest corners of the world and across the oceans. Along the way, he meets some of his fellow animals, who are equally as captivated by his story. Throughout the book, Zak comes across several other animals as well, all of whom have their own individual stories to tell.
One of these animals, Fuzzle the bear, tags along with Zak. Together, they take on the challenge of saving the world, which is threatened by a terrible predator known only as Death-Pig. Shadowshine Book is a wonderful book that shows how much love is in the world from an animal's perspective. The book is one that you’ll never get tired of reading.
The Incredible Journey by Scottish writer Sheila Burnford is an animated children's story first released in the year 1998 by Hodder & Stoughton. It tells the story of two dogs and a cat as they travel across the Canadian wild, searching for their beloved masters who traveled far to hunt.
As the story unfolds with the masters still nowhere to be found, the animals end up having to fend for themselves. The three pets faced hardship and even life-threatening situations while trying to survive and seeking their masters. But through it all, they displayed unwavering loyalty and courage while showcasing the true essence of friendship.
Throughout the course of the book, the three animals came across several animals and humans, made friends, and even a few enemies. If you’re a pet lover, a dog or cat lover, or someone who just wants to check out the unlikely friendship between two dogs and a cat (usually enemies, right?), this book will intrigue and interest you.4. The Wind in the Willow by Kenneth Grahame
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is a charming animal storybook. Starting out with a set of frogs on a pond in a tiny house on a hill, the story follows these amphibious creatures for eight hundred years. Eventually, the story moves to the West Country of England, where the frogs return to their normal home in the ponds. The story follows them as they try to survive the hardships of life.
Their journey takes them through fields, through forests, up the River Derwent, along the banks of the river, across the border, and finally, up the mountains to Waveney's village. The frogs find themselves in a world that’s very similar to the one they left. They share their lives with other frogs and enjoy the comfort of an old farmhouse with hay, oats, and grain. Slowly, they become familiar with the different people and places of the country, until finally, they find themselves at the top of the world.
One of the strengths of The Wind in the Willow is the writing style of Ken Grahame. He manages to create a delightful and funny narrative that makes the reader smile and read happily. At the end of each chapter, the author ends with an interesting twist of words that makes it fun for both children and adults.Conclusion
Although some animal adventure books showcase unrealistic animal features and lifestyles, there are also some that provide genuine and realistic insight into the lives of animals. Generally, animal adventure books help people learn about animals and how they live their lives. They also help people understand and appreciate their pets more.