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Louis Dorfman
DAKAR, A WOLF'S ADVENTURE

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This novel is the story of a wolf named Dakar, written from the animals' point of view. The novel chronicles Dakar's odyssey across British Columbia, Canada, and into Montana. Dakar is the young son of the wolf pack leader, Torga, and the alpha female of the pack, Tonya. While resting after feeding, the pack becomes the target of illegal poachers looking for a trophy. Dakar saves his mother and siblings and leads the hunters away from the pack while the pack flees to safety.

Dakar is wounded during the encounter. Despite injury, Dakar keeps leading the hunters further from the wolf pack and away from his home and family. Soon thereafter he meets a mystical raven named Rahwa. This raven leads Dakar on a journey filled with adventure and surprises to get medical assistance from a strange and unexpected source.

Dakar makes unusual and delightful friends along the way and finds that he's able to trust and relate to other animals, as well as other species, besides his wolf pack. Dakar also learns many skills that will serve him well throughout his life. It becomes ever more clear that Rahwa, the raven, is something more than he appears to be.

The journey has a very surprising and unexpected ending during which Dakar receives help from unexpected sources, overcomes obstacles he never would have believed he could conquer, and learns a great deal more than he believed he ever would about life and relationships.

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LOUIS DORFMAN
THE FAIRIES' QUEST

My animal-related novel, THE FAIRIES' QUEST, is currently available.

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Here is a brief synopsis of the book:

This novel is about two fairies, Penelope and Bucky, who were animals during their life on Earth. They lived in the fairy domain, where all fairies take on human form.

In order for a fairy to become an angel, he or she must successfully complete an authorized quest on Earth within 100 years of his or her arrival in the domain.

Penelope, who had been a raccoon on Earth, and her best friend, Bucky, who had been a black stallion on Earth, received permission from the fairies' council to begin a quest on Earth. The purpose of the quest was to convince a family of enthusiastic hunters that it was both wrong to kill animals for pleasure, and it was wrong to teach their children that any killing for pleasure was acceptable. The council picked the family, the Winstons.

Cassandra, a member of the fairies' council, and a believer that moral values on Earth should not be changed, opposed Penelope and Bucky. She was determined to see that the quest failed, and she got herself appointed as supervisor of the quest.

Cassandra, without the knowledge of Penelope or Bucky, caused a number of obstacles to hinder the quest. Some of those obstacles had unforeseen consequences.

Penelope and Bucky became enmeshed in a moral dilemma between their desire to complete their quest and their desire to do what they knew to be right.

How they resolve these problems and the consequences thereof make for an interesting and unexpected climax to the quest and the adventure.



Louis Dorfman
OTTERS ON THE LOOSE

Meet and travel with Petey and Penny, two delightful river otters, as they escape from the home which they share with their friend, Eric Hodges, in order to be free and experience what life is like in the world outside their sheltered environment. You will journey with them as they have adventure after adventure while learning what it means to be an animal on the loose in a human's world. You will share the experiences they have and learn what they discover about the importance of family and friendship.

Other Recommended Books and Authors in the Animal Related Fields


TOM REGAN
The Case For Animal Rights

His book "The Case For Animal Rights" is arguably the single best recent work on animal rights. It is a demanding text but one that is well worth the effort to read and study carefully. Everybody that is seriously interested in the issues should read this rigorously argued case for AR. It starts with some core concepts of inherent value theory, the same concepts that played an important and significant role in the progress of human civil liberties since the 17th century and which began to be extended to nonhumans during the 19th century. The notion of inherent value continues to be vital and important for progress in both human and animal rights. A less demanding but still informative book by Regan is "The Struggle for Animal Rights". One might wish to first read this book before tackling Regan's more difficult text.


JEFFREY MASSON
When Elephants Weep

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, former Sanskrit scholar and projects director of the Sigmund Freud Archives, has written more than a dozen books, including the New York Times bestsellers Dogs Never Lie About Love and When Elephants Weep. A longtime resident of Berkley, California, he now lives in New Zealand with his wife, two sons and five cats. http://www.jeffreymasson.com/


EUGENE LINDEN
The Parrot's Lament

Eugene Linden looks at what animals reveal about their intelligence and emotions through their natural reactions to the people and beings around them. He has talked to zookeepers, researchers, therapists, and trainers to unearth amazing and heartwarming stories, anecdotes of animal humor, game playing, deception, scheming, and subterfuge as well as tales of compassion, heroism, and love.


PETER STEINHART
The Company of Wolves

Peter Seinhart has set himself the task of rounding up and offering commentary on all the new wolf research to improve our understanding of this fascinating and totally misunderstood being. He has amassed an astonishing amount of lore on the natural history of wolves. "I suspect," he writes, "that when we argue about wolves, we are arguing about love and hate, peace and war, killing and kindness. We are arguing about our own hearts and souls." Indeed, the essential paradox of the wolf is that our response to this noble being provides a measure of our own humanity.


SUSAN CHERNAK McELROY
Animals as Guides for the Soul

Susan McElroy has explored the wide and enriching horizons of human relationships with animals, and in this book she attempts to broaden and deepen the understanding of those relationships. She has discovered that animals are indeed guides in the development of our souls. In this deeply personal yet universal testament to the profound connection between animals and humans, there is wisdom and blessing.


J. ALLEN BOONE
Kinship With All Life

J. Allen Boone shows in this book how animals communicate with each other and the people who understand them through simple, challenging, real-life experiences. He has found that men and women everywhere are being made acutely aware of the fact that something essential to life and well-being is flickering very low in the human species and threatening to go out entirely. This something has to do with such values as love, unselfishness, integrity, sincerity, loyalty to one's best, honesty, enthusiasm, humility, goodness, happiness, and fun. He finds that practically every animal still has these assets in abundance and is eager to share them, given the opportunity and encouragement.


STEPHANIE LALAND
Animal angels: Amazing Acts of Love and Compassion

Stephanie Laland portrays many true, heartwarming stories about remarkable animals-not only dogs and cats, but also gorillas, dolphins, seagulls, rats, and pigs-who have performed amazing acts of love and compassion.


MARC BEKOFF
Minding Animals: Awareness, Emotions, and Heart

Marc Bekoff takes us on an exhilarating tour of the emotional and mental world of animals, where we meet creatures who do amazing things and whose lives are filled with mysteries. He reminds us, through recounting his own experiences and those of others, that animals-their intelligence and their emotions-should be considered, not by human standards, but by their own.


MARK ROWLANDS
Animals Like Us

Mark Rowlands is a lecturer in philosophy at University College in Cork, Ireland. He argues that as conscious, sentient beings, animals have interests of their own that simply cannot be disregarded. Using simple principles, he shows that animals have moral rights and examines the consequences of our mistreatment of animals through the meat industry, animal experimentation, zoos, hunting, and so on. Rowlands writes from the animas' point of view followed by clear philosophical prose.


MARY MIDGLEY
Beast and Man

Midgley's book "Beast and Man" has not been given the attention that it deserves. She deals with the contemporary facts of biology and ethology head-on to provide an ethical argument for the respectful treatment of animals that takes seriously scientific discoveries and thoughts about animals. The "Humean fork" (or so-called logical divide) between facts and values is here carefully crossed by observing that we are foremost "animals" ourselves and that the similarities between ourselves and other animals is more important and relevant for our ethics and self-understanding than are the often over-inflated differences.


MARJORIE SPIEGEL
The Dreaded Comparision

Spiegel's book "The Dreaded Comparison" is a slim but courageous volume comparing the treatment of African-American slaves and the treatment of nonhuman animals. In text and pictures, Spiegel discloses remarkable similarities between the two systems. A picture of slaves packed into a slave ship is matched with a photograph of battery hens. A picture of a woman in a muzzle is paired with a picture of a dog in a muzzle. The parallels are striking and revealing. Few other writers have been as open or as unequivocal as Spiegel in likening cruelty to animals to traffic in human beings.

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