劉克襄是台灣著名的自然寫作作家，其創作數量達七十多本，以詩、散文、小說、遊記、圖文各種文類，寫鳥、鯨魚、野狗、高山、古道、小鎮、蔬果，作品非常多元化。本研究主要以劉克襄的動物小說為主，論文分為六個章節，探討劉克襄動物小說的主題寓意、寫作特色、及其在教育上的啟示。 第一章「緒論」，分為四節，說明研究動機與目的、動物小說的定義、文獻探討、研究範圍與論文架構。 第二章「劉克襄的創作歷程與寫作風格」，分為三節，介紹作者的創作歷程與三大時期創作的風格轉變。 第三章「劉克襄動物小說的主題寓意」，分為三節，探討動物小說中對生命價值的思索、對生活態度的認同、以及對親情與友情的讚頌。 第四章「劉克襄動物小說的寫作特色」，分為三節，分別就敘事觀點、敘述設計、修辭技巧來探討分析劉克襄動物小說的寫作特色。 第五章「劉克襄動物小說在教育上的啟示」，分為四節，探討其作品分別在生命教育、死亡教育、動物保護教育、生態教育上的啟示。 第六章「結語」，針對研究所得，歸納幾點，以供參考。 藉由本次研究，研究者有幾點發現：一、劉克襄對這份土地有深厚及堅定的情感，才能創作出豐富多樣化的作品。二、劉克襄善心刻劃動物形象，從生存環境及情感層面著手，讓人瞭解動物生存的困境與現實。三、透過動物傳達長期在自然寫作領域的感觸。四、藉動物小說傳達愛護動物、進而愛這塊土地的理想。
Abstract Liu Ke-Shiang is famous as the novelist for creations on poems, essay,novel,travel book,various literatures which describe dogs, whales, moutains, little towns and etc.The study is to investigate the novels focused on description of animals and are devided into six chapters to discuss with the scenes,characters and inspirations of education. Chapter 1 There are four sections in the topic-preview. It demonstrates that the purpose ,the discussion of studying paper, the structure& range of this study and definition of animal novel. Chapter 2 There are three sections in the topic ‘the process of Liu’s creation& style of writing’. It demonstrates that introduction of Liu’s process of creation& the styles of his three periods in writing. Chapter 3 There are three sections in the topic-The theme of Liu’s animal novel. It demonstrates that the deep thinking towards value of life, identification of daily life and glorification of relationship among friends and families. Chapter 4 There are three sections in the topic-The characters of Liu’s animal novel. It demonstrates that discussion of characters from the views of recounting, design of statement and skills of rhetoric. Chapter 5 There are four sections in the topic-The inspiration of education from Liu’s animal novel. It demonstrates that the discussion of inspirations in the aspects of education of life and death , education of protection for animals and ecology. Chapter 6 Topic-conclusion; According to the investigations from us, we provide some findings that first of all , the plentiful masterpieces form Liu is due to his passion towards our environment; secondly, his novel makes us know more about the struggle of animal against the dangerous environments with his considerate writing; thirdly, Liu’s expressing his stirring of emotion is through writing of literature of animal and nature; finally, expression of love of our animals and land is also through his novel.