Welcome to SwitchLit, a place that combines animals and literature to educate and inspire!

Meet Our Characters

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Fitz the Fox

Hi, my name is Fitz! I’m a fox named after the American short-story writer and novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald, known for his turbulent personal life and his famous novel The Great Gatsby.

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Poe the Pug

Hi, my name is Poe! I’m a pug named after the American author Edgar Allan Poe, who is famous for his tales and poems of horror and mystery, including The Raven.

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Kurt the Maine Coon

Hi, my name is Kurt! I’m a Maine Coon named after the American writer, critic and editor Kurt Vonnegut, best known for the novels Cat’s Cradle, Slaughterhouse-Five and Breakfast of Champions.

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Ernie the Bull Terrier

Hi, my name is Ernie! I’m a Bull Terrier named named after the Nobel Prize winner Ernest Hemingway who is seen as one of the great American 20th century novelists, and is known for works like A Farewell to Arms and The Old Man and the Sea.

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Jack the Schnauzer

Hi, my name is Jack! I’m a Schnauzer named after Jack Kerouac who was an American writer best known for the novel On the Road, which became an American classic, pioneering the Beat Generation in the 1950s.

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Shakes the Corgi

Hi, my name is Shakes! I’m a Corgi named after William Shakespeare, often called the English national poet, who is widely considered the greatest dramatist of all time.

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 Jane the Ragdoll

Hi, my name is Jane! I’m a Ragdoll named after Jane Austen who was a Georgian era author, best known for her social commentary in novels including Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma.

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Sal the Hermit Crab

Hi, my name is Sal! I’m a hermit crab named after J.D. Salinger whose landmark novel, Catcher in the Rye, made him an influential 20th-century American writer.

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Charlie the English Bulldog

Hi, my name is Charlie! I’m an English Bulldog named after Charles Dickens who was the well-loved and prolific British author of numerous works that are now considered classics such as A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations.