The Man Booker–winning mega-best-seling novel Life of Pi is now an amazing movie, bringing the fabulous characters of lifeboat mates Pi Patel, teen zookeeper, and Richard Parker, Bengal tiger, to life. But are talking tigers--or cats, or rabbits, for that matter--such a big deal? A look at some of the all-time-great fictions in which animals think and speak reveals interesting things about the words we put in their mouths.

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