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Gerald Durrell Books In Order

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Publication Order of Puppy Tales Books

Puppy Goes to the Zoo / Puppy's Wild Time (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Puppy Goes to the Seaside / Puppy's Beach Adventure (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Puppy Goes to Pets Day / Puppy's Pet Pals (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Puppy Goes on a Picnic / Puppy's Field Day (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Corfu Trilogy Books

My Family and Other Animals (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Birds, Beasts and Relatives (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fauna and Family: More Durrell Family Adventures on Corfu (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Garden of the Gods (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Garden of the Gods / Fauna & Family (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Donkey Rustlers (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rosy Is My Relative (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Talking Parcel / Battle for Castle Cockatrice (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mockery Bird (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fantastic Flying Journey (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fantastic Dinosaur Adventure (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Keeper (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Toby the Tortoise (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Stationary Ark (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zoos (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Favourite Animal Stories (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amateur Naturalist (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Autobiographical Books

The Overloaded Ark (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Singles to Adventure (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bafut Beagles (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Noah (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Drunken Forest (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Encounters with Animals (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Whispering Land (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Zoo in My Luggage (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Menagerie Manor (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two in the Bush (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beasts in My Belfry / A Bevy of Beasts (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fillets of Plaice (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Catch Me a Colobus (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium / and Other Inimitable Stories (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Golden Bats & Pink Pigeons (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marrying Off Mother (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ark on the Move (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
How To Shoot An Amateur Naturalist (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gerald and Lee Durrell in Russia (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ark's Anniversary (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Aye-Aye and I (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Dog Stories(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Adventure Stories for Boys and Girls(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Dog Stories(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Visions of Fear(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon

Gerald Durrell is an 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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