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Book I read in the early to mid 80s.

If anyone could help: In the early to mid-80s there was a series/collection of books that I enjoyed. I don't have much information to go on, but what I remember is this:

 

They were stories about animals' adventures and each book was about a different animal. As I recall, the animals weren't overly personified, such as in "the adventures of Frog and Toad" but they were fiction stories.

The only detail of any of the books that I remember is in the book about the mouse. The mouse was running in and out of tunnels in the snow trying to avoid being caught by owl.

 

I know that this isn't much info. to go from, but if anybody remembers the name of one of the books, the name of the collection, or the name of the author, please let me know.

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Re: Book I read in the early to mid 80s.

Ok if Add Product was working I'd show you the Mossflower series and ask if this was what you were looking for.

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Re: Book I read in the early to mid 80s.

 


TiggerBear wrote:

Ok if Add Product was working I'd show you the Mossflower series and ask if this was what you were looking for.


 

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?WRD=Mossflower+series&bnit=H&box=Mossflower%...

 

 

Try above?

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Re: Book I read in the early to mid 80s.

Could it be the Rats of Nimh series? Robert O'brien wrote the first book, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh. His daughter wrote two more books based on the first.

 

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Re: Book I read in the early to mid 80s.

Thornton W. Burgess wrote a series of books about animals, one of which was The Adventures of Danny Meadowmouse - it includes a scene where Danny is escaping across the moonlit, snowy meadow pursued by an owl.

 

A list of Burgess titles is here - they include skunks, crows, bears, rabbits, etc.  Burgess was a naturalist and most of his children's books were published before 1950.

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Re: Book I read in the early to mid 80s.

Ohhhh man does that take me back!!  And the movie - The Secret of Nimh!!  I take it that was based on those novels??  I love that movie- own it on DVD!! :smileyhappy:


melissas wrote:

Could it be the Rats of Nimh series? Robert O'brien wrote the first book, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh. His daughter wrote two more books based on the first.

 


 

 

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Re: Book I read in the early to mid 80s.

Maybe the Animal Ark Series? Puppies in the Pantry  

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Re: Book I read in the early to mid 80s.

Melissa_W,

 

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! This has been bugging me for the past several years. If I wasn't a married man and this wasn't the internet, I'd give you a big, fat kiss!!!!!!!!

 

To everybody else, thanks for your suggestions. I appreciate your time and input.

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LOL, smithga :smileyvery-happy: You're very welcome!

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Re: Book I read in the early to mid 80s.

could the author be Avi - just one name, no first/last combination? I don't remember the titles of any of his books, but the scene of the mouse in the snow sounds familiar.