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Loreto Library: Animals Collection

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Book - The Blue Cat

Sydney, 1942. The war is coming to Australia - not only with the threat of bombardment, but also the arrival of refugees from Europe. Three children embark on an adventure through the harbour-side streets - a journey of discovery and terror, in pursuit of the mysterious blue cat ...

Series - Diamond Spirit

An Australian series about friendship, courage and finding the horse of your dreams. 

Novels in eBook Format

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To check whether a novel is available as an eBook, search for it on the Library catalogue. All formats - print, eBook and audio - automatically display. If available, follow the link for access. 

You can also search ePlatform directly - if unavailable, you can browse to see what else might interest you. 

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The Animals Fiction Collection

Animal stories appear in a variety of styles but animals are the main focus of the story and are generally not depicted as having human characteristics.

Book - Shadow

Author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo tells the true story behind his new book Shadow, inspired by a real life Australian Army sniffer dog.

Series - Vet Cadets

A series about three girls at boarding school in Australia who love solving mysteries using science, their horses and learning more about animals whilst having loads of fun. 

Stories About Dogs

These stories have also been made into films.

Book - The One and Only Ivan

When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant who has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.

Novels with animals may also be found in other collections, e.g. Relationships or Historical Fiction. Have a look at this Reading List for some inspiration:

Animal Stories

Series - The Animal Stars

Historical stories of animals who loved and supported their humans.

Classic Animal Stories

You've probably seen one of the movie versions - now read the original stories!