Friday, July 10, 2015

Top ten animal friendship stories

Sarah Lean's books include A Dog Called Homeless and Harry and Hope, the story of the friendship that develops between a girl and a donkey. One of her top ten animal friendship stories, as shared at the Guardian:
Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman

Apart from the significant relationship with the polar bears in this story, Lyra and her daemon, Pantalaimon, are central to this story. Bringing together the domestic, close relationship of a child and her pet, with their intimate level of knowledge of each other, alongside the fantasy elements, raises the acts of learning, growing, and transformation to a high level.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue