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Books about Animals
Compiled by Richard Seltzer
Books About Animals
Compiled by Richard Seltzer
B&R Samizdat Express - May 25, 2004
Genre: Animals in Fiction and Nonfiction
Reviewed by Rochelle Caviness - July 5, 2004
Covering everything from insects and fishes to mythical creatures and farm animals, this new CD from B&R Samizdat Express contains the full text of more than 185 books on animals. In addition, this CD costs less than $20, enabling you to bring a treasure trove of books into your home for less than the cost of many hard backed books. These books are contained on a single CD. The titles range from beloved classics such as Bambi, by Marjorie Benton Cooke to nonfiction books such as The Origin of the Species, by Charles Darwin. In short, this collection has titles that will interest family members of all ages.
This collection will serve both as a source of entertainment, and as a ready reference resource for students and any interested in learning more about animals. For those taking literature courses, you'll also find many of the 'required' texts that you might need to read for school, including:
Younger readers will also find a wealth of old-time favorites, such as:
- Moby Dick, by Herman Melville
- The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
- The Call of the Wild by Jack London
- The Sea Lions by James Fennimore Cooper
- Bullfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable
- The Compleat Angler, 1653, by Isaak Walton
- Travels with a Donkey by Robert Louis Stevenson
- and more...
This collection was compiled by Richard Seltzer, and one of the nicest features of this collecion is that the works of fiction are balanced by an intriguing collection of nonfiction books. These nonfiction selections are not only interesting to read, but they also provide a ready source of information for readers who want to learn more about the real lives of the fictionalized creatures that you have just read about in the story books. Once a child's (or adult's for that matter) interest is peaked after reading a fictional account, such as Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs, you can then turn to an equally intriguing, although totally different book, The Mental Life of Monkeys and Apes by Robert M. Yerkes to get a better understanding of Apes and how realistic Burroughs' Tarzan books are (or are not).
- Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell
- Heidi, by Johanna Spyri
- The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll
- Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
- Aesop's Fables
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
- Beauty and the Beast by Marie Le Prince
- The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
- The Story of Dr. Doolittle, by Hugh Lofting
- and many, many more....
All the books in this collection are in plain text format, allowing you to easily change the font size of the text. You also need to have installed, on your computer a web browser such as Explorer or Netscape,
or a word processing program such as Word or WordPerfect in order to open the text files. These text files can also be read using any standard computer screen reader.
The Books about Animals CD is chocked full of classic literary tales that will delight readers of all ages, and a wealth of nonfiction titles that are both educational and entertaining.
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