Possibly the only thing better than a great story is a great story with memorable animal characters. Who can forget the fierce bravery of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi the mongoose?
Fluffy, furry, fanged, or feathered, there are many unforgettable literary animal characters that have made lasting impressions and taught us all how to be better humans through their examples of loyalty, bravery, and cleverness.
Enjoy this list of my favorites!
Winnie-the-Pooh from Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
Algernon from Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Hedwig the owl from the Harry Potter series
White Fang from White Fang by Jack London
Wilbur from Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White