Richard Adams's Favorite Animal Stories

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Richard Adams's Favorite Animal Stories is a collection of short stories and excerpts from longer works, both fiction and non-fiction. It was "first published in Great Britain in 1981 by Octopus Books Limited" and in the U.S.A. by Exeter Books. The latter printed a hardcover with the ISBN 0671092286.[1]


  • Introduction by Richard Adams
  • The Cat That Walked by Himself by Rudyard Kipling
  • Lobo, the King of Currumpaw by Ernest Thompson Seton
  • Flip by Geoffrey Morgan
  • Adopting an Anteater (from Encounters with Animals) by Gerald Durrell
  • Koko the Thingumabob (from The Prince who Hiccupped) by Anthony Armstrong
  • Enter Emma (from Emma and I) by Sheila Hocken
  • The Rabbit's Ghost Story by Richard Adams (later printed in Tales from Watership Down)
  • Tuppenny and the Travelling Circus (from The Fairy Caravan) by Beatrix Potter
  • Mary (from The John Collier Reader) by John Collier
  • Hijacking a television studio is not easy (from Animal Days) by Desmond Morris
  • The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain
  • The Sounding of the Call (from The Call of the Wild) by Jack London
  • Monty the Bull (from All things Bright and Beautiful) by James Herriot
  • The Wonderful Tar Baby Story (from Uncle Remus) by Joel Chandler Harris
  • The Volcano Rat (from Doctor Dolittle's Zoo) by Hugh Lofting
  • The Wolves of Cernogratz by Saki
  • Jumble (from Just William) by Richmal Crompton
  • The First Release (from Born Free) by Joy Adamson
  • (Excerpt from) Black Beauty by Anna Sewell


  1. Richard Adams's Favorite Animal Stories. New York: Exeter Books, 1981.