Item description for James Herriot's Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Tales by the Author of All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot, Peter Barrett & Ruth Brown...
Overview A complete anthology of Herriot's beloved children's stories--includes Moses the Kitten, Only One Woof, The Christmas Day Kitten, Bonny's Big Day, Blossom Comes Home, The Market Square Dog, Oscar, Cat-About-Town, and Smudge, the Little Lost Lamb. All ages.
Publishers 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.
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Studio: St. Martin's Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 8.75" Height: 11" Weight: 2 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1992
Publisher St. Martin's Press
ISBN 0312085125 ISBN13 9780312085124
Availability 0 units.
More About James Herriot, Peter Barrett & Ruth Brown
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, 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.
Reviews - What do customers think about James Herriot's Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Tales by the Author of All Creatures Great and Small?
Even the little ones can enjoy Herriot! Apr 12, 2008
I am a long-time fan of James Herriot's books. I worked in an independent book store when I found this jewel, and I have given it at every baby shower and young child's birthday since. It is a collection of stories taken from his books and illustrated. The stories are sweet, poignant tales of the literary veterinarian's encounters with four-legged friends in England.
If you are an animal lover or Herriot fan, this is a must- see. The illustrations are realistic with a touch of warmth and they bring life to the stories that graced these literary masterpieces. Many friends and family who recently have had children love this gift. It is a book to be cherished and read to/with your children for years!
The binding is solid with a dustcover I remove when reading with small children (who love to rip my dustcovers!). The papers is a tolerant high gloss that can easily withstand sticky little baby fingers. My niece and I have clocked many hours reading and cleaning this book!
A quality read for your kids Apr 6, 2008
The stories in here are not just bedtime tales. This is life-enriching literature with quirky characters and poignant emotion which you will treasure for years to come. I got as much out of reading these to our son as he did, and you will all enjoy the illustrations. As with real living, the death of a beloved pet is included in one of the tales, so if your children would be upset by this, you might discuss beforehand.
From a longtime Herriot fan Jan 18, 2008
Our 3.5 year old daughter loves this book. The illustrations are beautiful and the stories compelling. They are on a level that she can relate to without feeling condescended to. The stories are interesting and fun for adults to read and they are great to talk about afterwards.
A Gorgeous Book Oct 18, 2007
This is a great example of a living book. The stories transport the listener to another place, and the journey is a pleasure. My 5 and 8 year old daughters love these stories and their illustrations.
We LOVE this book! Sep 8, 2007
My 7 yr old son and my 5 yr old daugher both LOVE this book. And so does mom! It has beautiful illustrations and the stories are warm and wonderful.