James Herriot's Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Tales
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Set in the rolling dales of Yorkshire, England, these classic tales have captivated readers for years. Now they've been adapted for a new generation of dog-, cat-, and sheep-lovers! Here are eight beautifully illustrated favorites, including "Moses the Kitten"; "Bonnie's Big Day"; and "Smudge, the Little Lost Lamb." A wonderful addition to any child's library.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.3 X 1 X 10.8 (inches)
ISBN: 1250058139
ISBN-13: 9781250058133
UPC: 9781250058133
Ages: 4-8

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Publisher's Description

Children have always found a delightful friend in James Herriot. His award-winning stories for young readers bring the farmyard world of Herriot's Yorkshire to vibrant life. Featuring a host of adorable animals and colorful townsfolk, each of the stories is narrated by the country vet himself, with all of the warmth, caring, and good humor that have made James Herriot beloved the world over. Here, in James Herriot's Treasury for Children, we find all of his books for children collected in one beautiful volume. 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.
Taken together, these stories comprise a wondrous Herriot menagerie, a family treasure that will be passed, with joy and affection, from generation to generation.

Author Bio

James Herriot (1916-1995) is 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).

Editorial Reviews

“James Herriot found a gentle, wise and often humorous way to write about animals and to evoke a beautiful but fading way of life in those Yorkshire Hills. He showed me how to focus not just on the animals, but on the people who lived with the animals, and their loving, sometimes difficult and very wonderful connections with one another. While he is known for his wonderful writing about animals, I often think of his ability to capture people. From the first, I've tried to capture that feeling, that uplifting and heartwarming style. I can't say that I have ever quite matched the writing of James Herriot, but he has always inspired me and given me something to aim for. He often makes me smile, sometimes makes me cry, you can't really ask more from a writer than that.” —Jon Katz, New York Times bestselling author of Second Chance Dog, A Dog Year, A Good Dog, and many others

“I recall reading All Creatures Great and Small many years ago, while working as a veterinary technician for a mobile vet in Los Angeles. We worked with cats and dogs, of course, but with farm animals, too, and apes and monkeys and angry pet raccoons, burros, crows, macaws– the variety of pets in Los Angeles was limitless. During that wonderful time, I'd be beaten senseless by a kangaroo, held hostage by a love-struck chimpanzee, chased by angry hogs, and sat on by a miniature horse inside of a well-known celebrity's home. It was a magical time, and it made perfect sense for me to read Herriot in the evenings, a grand fellow who'd roam the English countryside making veterinary house calls, effortlessly moving from draft horses to kittens, healing, telling stories. I felt a kinship with him and his magical world, and marveled at his talent for drawing me into his cast of characters. Later in life, when I too would write of my experiences with animals and their people, I would hearken to Herriot's Yorkshire Dales, and to prose so genuine that it would help inspire my own career as a writer and pet behaviorist. Herriot to me remains a superhero of sorts, who, in visiting home after home like some veterinary Santa, taught me how simple, heartwarming prose about people and their animals could rise above the commonplace, and become art.” —Steve Duno, author of Last Dog on the Hill, The Everything Cat Book and The Amazing Dog Trick Book

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

“Herriot's well-loved tales of his life as a rural British veterinarian hold the timeless qualities of family affection, humor, loyalty, appreciation for nature, and love of animals.” —Booklist

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    Wonderful Stories Your Children Will Ask to Hear Again and Again!
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    This book was our first exposure to James Herriot and what a treat! He writes so beautifully. The stories are not only enjoyable to hear- some funny, some sad, some just ordinary- but the words are chosen so carefully that it is like listening to poetry. The pictures are just beautiful. This will be one to pass down to the grandchildren! We use this as a bedtime story book. You won't be disappointed!
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