Джеральд Даррелл для детей (англ).
Puppy tales для самых маленьких (скан страницы):
One day, a hot air balloon lands in the garden of the Dollybuts. A fat old man owns it: Great-Uncle Lancelot. He tells Mrs Dollybut and her three children that he's after his brother, Perceval, who is lost in the jungles of Africa, looking for gorillas. Perceval is a scientist, who invented a magic dust, which makes you able to communicate with animals.
Lancelot takes the three children, Emma, Ivan and Conrad with him to track Uncle Perceval. On their way, they several animals, such as a swallow, a camel and a fennec fox, who tell them many interesting facts about their lives. In the jungle, the gorillas tell them that Perceval left for South Africa, to meet some elephants.
Lancelot and the three children follow Perceval to South Africa, and then to Australia,the North Pole, Canada, North America, Brazil and Patagonia. On their way, they meet a crocodile, a rhinoceros, some koalas, a platypus, a blue whale, some killer whales, polar bears, musk oxen, beavers, buffalos, monarch butterflies, a boa constrictor, some howler monkeys, penguins and elephant seals. Everywhere, they learn something about the animals, their habitat, behaviour and dangers threatening them.
In the end, the elephant seal tells them that Uncle Perceval has returned to Britain. So they follow him there, and find Perceval in the Dollybut's house. The chase lasted a whole year, but the children all agree it was not a waste of time after all.
Two children and their great uncle travel back in time to rescue baby dinosaurs from evil villains. (скан страницы)
Every day, Keeper, the Boxer says Good Morning to all the animals in the zoo. One day, while on his rounds, the Boxer chased away a bird who had attacked a baby Tamarin but the Tamarin was dropped into the lake. Keeper swims out and rescues the Tamarin which cannot swim. Keeper shows how well he deserves his name in the dramatic rescue which is all the more exciting because this is a true story!
Gerald, a boy growing up on the Greek island of Corfu, rescues a land tortoise from the sea and introduces it into the company of the frogs, toads, snakes, crabs, octopuses, and other animal friends he has cultivated. A story based on a true adventure that Gerald Durrell had as a young boy.