James Herriot's Treasury for Children   -     By: James Herriot
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James Herriot's Treasury for Children

Saint Martin's Press / 1992 / Hardcover

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Since the publication of Moses the Kitten in 1984, children have found a delightful friend in James Herriot. His award-winning storybooks for young readers--many adapted from tales in All Creatures Great and Small and Herriot's other bestsellers--bring the farmyard world of Herriot's Yorkshire to radiant life. Featuring a host of adorable animals and colorful townsfolk, each of the stories is narrated by the country vet himself, with all the warmth, caring, and good humor that have made James Herriot beloved the world over.

Now all of the country vet's books for children have been collected in one volume: James Herriot's Treasury for Children. Each story is presented in its original, oversize, full-color format, accompanied by the warm, evocative illustrations of Peter Barrett and Ruth Brown. Together they comprise a wondrous Herriot menagerie, a family treasure that will be passed, with joy and affection, from generation to generation. Recommend for ages 7 and up, 256 pages.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Saint Martin's Press
Publication Date: 1992
Dimensions: 10.50 X 8.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0312085125
ISBN-13: 9780312085124
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 4-8

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Publisher's Description

James Herriot's Treasury for Children collects all of the beloved veterinarian's delightful tales for young readers. From the springtime frolic of Oscar, Cat-About-Town to the yuletide warmth of The Christmas Day Kitten, these stories-radiantly illustrated by Peter Barrett and Ruth Brown-are perennial favorites, and this new complete edition will make a wonderful gift for all readers, great and small.

Author Bio

James Herriot (1916-1995) was the bestselling author of memoirs including All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Things Wise and Wonderful, The Lord God Made Them All, and Every Living Thing. At age 23, Herriot qualified for veterinary practice with the Glasgow Veterinary College, and moved to the town of Thirsk in Yorkshire to work in a rural practice. He would live in, work in, and write about the region for the rest of his life. Though he dreamed for years of writing a book, his veterinary work and his family kept him busy, and he did not start writing until the age of 50. In 1979, he was awarded the title Order of the British Empire (OBE). His veterinary practice in Yorkshire, England, is now tended by his son, Jim Wight.

Editorial Reviews

"Just the sort of thing you hope will imprint on the memory screen of a young child: fresh, clear, pure, and good." --Commonwealth

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  1. Hope Davis
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Lovely book, highly recommended
    September 24, 2011
    Hope Davis
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    I remember reading the James Herriot books when I was young and this book brought back lovely memories of reading the series. It was wonderful to find this beautiful book which I could read to my 5 year old. She now loves the James Herriot stories as much as I did and can't wait to be able to read them for herself. Some of the language in the book is not what we would use, however it is used in the context of the time and culture, therefore I don't have a huge problem with it.

    The stories are engaging and keep even young ones interested until the last word. I would recommend this book to anyone, it is an ideal read aloud for little ones and a great precurser to the All creatures Great and Small series.
  2. Lori
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 24, 2010
    Lori
    This is a really well done book. My kids range in age from 4 to 10 and they all love the stories. The pictures are outstanding as well.
  3. Jennifer Johnson
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    April 14, 2009
    Jennifer Johnson
    What a lovely book. Delightful, charming, stories about animals that Mr Herriot encounters as a country vet. The books description says it all really. My children are 3 and 6 and have really enjoyed this book.
  4. Alicia Dunn
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    March 5, 2009
    Alicia Dunn
    My family has loved this book. The stories are wonderful. My children age 4-11, boys and girls, all love this and that is hard to find. The pictures are beautiful.
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