What are the best true to life stories about animals?

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    #1Marley & Me

    Marley & Me

    Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog is a nonfiction book about a dog written by John Grogan. This was originally published in 2005, and it comes with beautiful illustrations.


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    Mary Dixon
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This is such a sad and poignant book, but it's also really fun and heartwarming. The dog is adorable and I love the illustrations, it's become my favourite "mac and cheese" kind of book."
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    #2Until Tuesday

    Until Tuesday

    Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him by Luis Carlos Montalván and Bret Witter is a nonfiction dog story which was published in 2011.


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    Isabel Ordoñez
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Until Tuesday is a moving tale that is a nice entry into this category. Though it struggles at times due to the nonfiction nature of the book, it is well written and a unconventional story about a wonderful dog."
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    #3Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

    Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

    Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World is a 2008 bestselling non-fiction book written by Vicki Myron and Brett Witter. It tells the story of a cat, Dewey, who was abandoned in the Spencer Public Library.


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    Dennis Hart
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "A heart warming story, and overall delightful book. Cat lovers will enjoy these stories and see their own special animals"
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    #4Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love

    Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love

    After putting to sleep their beloved and terminally ill cat, Larry Levin and his twin sons got ambushed by the ugliest dog they had ever seen: it was missing an ear and got half of his face covered in scar tissue, as it had been used as bait in dog fights. It as love at first sight, and the three of them decided to adopt him, the starting point of endless adventures with this special dog. 


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    Martha Hunt
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "For fans of animal related stories, this is a solid option. The story has both happy and sad moments, it is well written. I felt that the good our weighed the bad when it came to the part of putting the cat down, which was quite depressing, the part about adopting the ugly dog was quite pleasing. Overall I would recommend this if you want a feel good type of story about animals. "
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    #5Homer's Odyssey

    Homer's Odyssey

    Homer's Odyssey is a nonfiction book about an extraordinary cat written by Gwen Cooper. This book was originally published in 2009. It tells the story of how a cat was able to save the author's life.


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    Melissa Cook
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Homer's Odyssey tells an inspiring story about a blind cat who defies all odds. I strongly recommend this book if you are looking to read a true-to-life, heart-warming story about an animal and his human companion."
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    #6Never Cry Wolf

    Never Cry Wolf

    Never Cry Wolf is a nonfiction book by Farley Mowat which documents the journey of the naturalist Mowat in investigating the behavior of arctic wolves and discovering their true nature. It was published in 2001 by Back Bay Books.


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    John Garza
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Anyone want to know the mystery life of wolves most fascinating documentary ever done. Deep investigation by Farley Mowat 50 years ago on the freezing Canadian Tundra in the Arctic Circle. Very Cold. Not? "
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    #7From Baghdad, With Love

    From Baghdad, With Love

    From Baghdad, With Love: A Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava by Jay Kopelman and Melinda Roth is a nonfiction book which was originally published in 2006.


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    Abhinav Jayaraman
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "While this solution might be accurate and the book might fit the bill, the description is lacking just about everything outside the fact there is a dog involved in the story line. "
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    #8The Zookeeper's Wife

    The Zookeeper's Wife
    A true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. Best-selling naturalist and acclaimed storyteller Diane Ackerman combines extensive research and an exuberant writing style to re-create this fascinating true-life story.

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    #9Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse

    Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse

    Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse is a nonfiction book written by Meghan Mccarthy. This children's picture book was originally published in 2008. In this book, the author narrates the life of the grandson of one of the greatest racehorses.


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    Christopher Kelley
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I got this book for my son after seeing the movie. He definitely likes looking at the pictures and reading along with me. The book is a short summation of the actual story of the racehorse, Seabiscuit. The book is pretty simple and straightforward though I think it's great for young children to have this in their book collections. If you've seen the movie then you'll be a lot more interested in the book."
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    #10Wesley the Owl

    Wesley the Owl

    Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl is a nonfiction book about owl written by Stacey O'Brien. This was originally published in 2008.


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    Steven Lu
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "A great story about the bond shared between a girl and an owl. This story shows how much love humans can have for an animal even one as strange as an owl. It also gives great insight into the behaviors of owls."


Best What are the best true to life stories about animals
1Marley & MeBooks 29 Paid
2Until TuesdayBooks 26 Paid
3Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the WorldBooks 25 Paid
4Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could LoveBooks 24 Paid
5Homer's OdysseyBooks 22 Paid
6Never Cry Wolf Books 21 Paid
7From Baghdad, With LoveBooks 19 Paid
8The Zookeeper's WifeBooks 18 Paid
9Seabiscuit the Wonder HorseBooks 13 Paid
10Wesley the OwlBooks 10 Paid

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