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Xenofictional Literature

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Clockwise from top left, Watership Down, Dragoncharm, Gon, Animorphs - Book 18: The Decision

Literary works that take the point of view of normal or intelligent animals, nonhumanoid fantasy creatures, or nonhumanoid aliens, with particular attention to differences in perception or outlook. This doesn't mean that human perspectives can't appear in the work at all, just that non-human ones play a significant part in the story.

Keep in mind that Xenofiction is not synonymous with anthropomorphic.

If you can replace the non-humans with (maybe superpowered) humans without too much trouble, it's probably not Xenofiction. Beast Fables and works about Funny Animals are, in general, not examples.