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Gerald Durrell Books In Order

Publication Order of Puppy Tale Books

Puppy Goes to Pets Day (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Puppy's Beach Adventure / Puppy Goes To The Seaside (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Puppy's Field Day (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Puppy's Pet Pals (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Puppy's Wild Time (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Donkey Rustlers (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rosy Is My Relative (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Talking Parcel aka Battle for Castle Cockatrice (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mockery Bird (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fantastic Flying Journey (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fantastic Dinosaur Adventure (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

The New Noah (1955) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fillets of Plaice (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Picnic (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marrying Off Mother (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

Keeper (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Toby the Tortoise (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Corfu Trilogy Non-Fiction Books

My Family and Other Animals (1956) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Birds, Beasts and Relatives (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Garden of the Gods aka Fauna & Family (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Corfu Trilogy (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Overloaded Ark (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bafut Beagles (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Singles to Adventure aka Tickets to Adventure (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Drunken Forest (1956) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Encounters with Animals (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Zoo in My Luggage (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Island Zoo (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Look At Zoos (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Whispering Land (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Menagerie Manor (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two in the Bush (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catch Me a Colobus (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beasts in My Belfry aka A Bevy of Beasts (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stationary Ark (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Amateur Naturalist (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ark On the Move (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Shoot an Amateur Naturalist (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Durrell in Russia (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ark's Anniversary (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Aye-aye and I (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Gerald Durrell is an American author of fiction. His full name is Gerald Malcolm Durrell. Born January 7, 1925, in India, his family settled in Corfu when he was young and this gave Gerald some opportunity to study the wildlife there. He put these experiences into a trilogy that started off with My Family and Other Animals. He would follow it with two more, the last of which being titled The Garden of the Gods. He includes a lot of humor as well as details about animals and humans that he meets in them.

When Durrell left Corfu he returned to work as part of the staff at Whipsnade Park in England as a student zookeeper. He recorded his experiences there in the Beasts in My Belfry Book. He began organizing animal-collecting expeditions a few years later, the first being to the Cameroons. He would later travel to Argentina, Sierra Leone, and Paraguay.

He is the brother of Lawrence Durrell. Known by his nickname Gerry, Gerald Durrell had more hobbies and passions than writing alone. He visited several more countries while working as a presenter on a few different television series. His first fiction novels came out in 1968 and were titled The Donkey Rustlers and Rosy is My Relative. He has written a variety of novels that have come out, edited anthologies, had his works collected, and written two picture books in addition to the five of the Puppy Tales series.

Gerald Durrell was a zookeeper, naturalist, author, television presenter, and conservationist. As part of his conservationist works, he fulfilled a lifelong dream in 1958 when he founded what is now named the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (formerly the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust) as well as the now Durrell Wildlife zoo, formerly the Jersey Zoo, located on the Channel Island of Jersey.

He is remembered for being an enthusiast about nature and animals but is also well known for writing a number of nonfiction books that are based on his life. He passed away on January 30, 1995.

He is the author of the Puppy Tales series, which is a spirited and fun series with pictures.

His nonfiction series debuted well earlier than this 1993 series and the Corfu Trilogy started off with My Family and Other Animals. It was followed by Birds, Beasts, and Other Relatives and the third book in the series, The Garden of the Gods. The trilogy is a mostly autobiographical look at the Durrell family growing up as well as his experiences exploring the natural history of the island on which they lived.

My Family introduces readers to Gerald’s family and sees them picking up from England after selling their home to go to the island of Corfu in Greece. The island is a natural paradise that is full of animals, birds, insects, and interesting people.

Gerald is obsessed with collecting animals and experiencing natural life on the island, stoking his amateur love of animals and hopes to be a zoologist later in life. The trilogy covers a boyhood that could rarely be more enjoyable or fun (except for when his animals ended up in the fridge). Still, Durrell recollects his time growing up with his family in Greece with good humor and flair, making this trilogy readable and engaging.

My Family and Other Animals is the debut novel in the nonfiction series the Corfu Trilogy penned by Gerald Durrell. This fantastic first book in the series is a book right out of Durrell’s own life. The Durrell family is anything but conventional, and they live in England together. But at some point, they collectively decide that they really cannot endure the gray climate of England and all the rain any longer.

So the Durrell family does what seems only natural to them and sell their house. Once free of their home in England, they are free to relocate completely to Corfu, an exotic and sunny Greek island. It may be unconventional, but it makes perfect sense to them.

This novel is a hybrid account of Gerald Durrell’s experiences with his family on this Greek isle. Corfu has an abundance of animals, insects, and plants that make it endlessly fascinating to him. The book was originally written with the intent of solely embracing the island’s natural history, but it instead ends up being an account of his life growing up there with his mother, father, and the people of the island (and the animals too).

There are characters aplenty in this wonderful first nonfiction novel about Corfu from Durrell, and the reader will be delighted to hear about the endless parade of natural life that Gerald encounters in Greece. He observes and interacts with everything from puppies to octopi, bats, ladybugs, glowworms, toads, scorpions, ladybugs, and more.

Birds, Beasts, and Other Relatives is the second book in the Corfu series by Gerald Durrell. Released to the public for the first time in 1969, this naturalist sequel capitalizes on all of the natural beauty and enthralling stories that Durrell has to tell about his time with his family living in Greece on an island that is unique, to say the least.

This autobiography is not only a diary of Durrell’s life with his family on the island and his experiences and story about nature there, but it’s also a story about a young boy coming of age. This is yet another fascinating chapter and a slice of life from the author’s very own memories that relate to the reader his time spent as a boy in Corfu from the years of 1933 to 1939.

This novel is full of Durrell’s observations about the flora and fauna of the island. Along the way, there are plenty of personal recollections, colorful and funny anecdotes, memories, and a recollection of a wonderful time in Durrell’s life.

If you can find a copy, pick up Birds, Beasts and Relatives to soak up all of it for yourself and take in the exotic sights and sounds of Corfu through Durrell’s expert writing. All three of the books are now available in a 2006 collection called The Corfu Trilogy.

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