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The stories of a young veterinarian making his way in the rugged English countryside--and of the people and animals he met along the way In the rolling dales of Yorkshire, a simple, rural region of northern England, a young veterinarian from Sunderland joins a new practice. A stranger in a strange land, he must quickly learn the odd dialect and humorous ways of the locals, master outdated equipment, and do his best to mend, treat, and heal pets and livestock alike. This witty and heartwarming collection, based on the author's own experiences, became an international success, spawning sequels and winning over animal lovers everywhere. Perhaps better than any other writer, James Herriot reveals the ties that bind us to the creatures in our lives.
Timeless stories from a country veterinarian about the animals and people that shape life in a sleepy English townPerhaps better than any other writer, James Herriot reveals the ties that bind us to the natural world. Collected here are three of his masterpieces--All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, and All Things Wise and Wonderful--which have been winning over animal lovers everywhere for almost fifty years. From his night visits to drafty barns during freezing northern England winters, to the beautiful vitality of rural life in the summertime, to the colorful menagerie of animals--and their owners--that pass through his office, Herriot vividly evokes the daily challenges and joys that come with being a veterinarian. Witty and heartwarming, these classic books also feature an original introduction from the author's son, Jim Wight, and bonus archival photos courtesy of the Herriot estate.
The sequel to All Creatures Great and Small continues the adventures of veterinarian James Herriot in a small town in Yorkshire, England After his first day on the job, James Herriot's mentor warns him that the life of a country veterinarian is full of small triumphs and big disasters, but that he'd never be bored. From night visits to drafty barns during freezing northern England winters, to the beautiful vitality of rural life in the summertime, to the colorful menagerie of animals--and their owners--that pass through his office, Herriot experiences new challenges and joys every day. In these pages, Herriot trains under his eccentric boss Siegfried Farnon in a rustic English village, courts the woman that becomes his wife, and meets the people he would come to write about for a lifetime.
Veterinarian James Herriot recalls life in England during World War II, when the great forces of the modern world came even to his sleepy Yorkshire hamletOnly a couple of years after settling into his new home in northern England, James Herriot is called to war. In this series of poignant and humorous episodes, the great veterinarian shares his experiences training with the Royal Air Force, pining for a pregnant wife, and checking in on the people back home who made his practice so fascinating. As the young men of Yorkshire are sent into battle and farmers consider the broader world they're a part of, Herriot reflects on the lives--human and animal alike--that make his home worth fighting for.
To make room for a younger cow, Farmer Dakin reluctantly takes his old cow Blossom to market with surprising results.
The unforgettable and endearing story of farmer John Skipton and his old carthorse Bonny. Though the mare has been "retired" from farm work for years, Farmer Skipton visits her every day. When veterinarian James Herriot suggests that Bonny be entered in the Darrowby Fair Pet Show, Farmer Skipton is shocked at first. But when the Fair arrives, the surprise will be on everyone else. Once again, James Herriot has fashioned another captivating story about the bond between people (even gruff old farmers) and their animals. With Ruth Brown's illustrations capturing the rugged beauty of the Yorkshire Dales and the colorful site of a country fair, Bonny's Big Day is another treat for the new generation of Herriot fans.
Publisher's Weekly: The noted veterinarian and storyteller recalls a Christmas morning when he was summoned to the home of Mrs. Pickering. Usually he called on her Basset hounds, but this time the woman's concern was for a mother cat that was sick. The cat, a stray that occasionally hung around at Mrs. Pickering's, had brought her kitten with her and then died. Mrs. Pickering keeps the kitten, which grows up to become a "retriever-cat" fetching balls and setting them at his mistress's feet. It portrays a holiday spirit usually associated with the past: that the humblest of pleasures are the ones most keenly felt. (Although the designated reading level is 4-7, folks of all ages will enjoy this beautifully told story.) This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.
In James Herriot's final collection of veterinary tales, the storyteller describes the busiest years of his practice and the rewards of training a new generation As an aging James Herriot begins to see more house pets than livestock, the challenge of treating animals--and reassuring their owners--provides plenty of excitement, mystery, and moments of sheer delight. After building up his own practice, the renowned country vet begins to teach a new generation about a business both old-fashioned and very modern. He watches with pride as his own children show a knack for medicine, and remarks on the talents and quirks of a string of assistants. There is no perfecting the craft, since people and their animals are all remarkably different, but Herriot proves that the best healers are also the most compassionate.
James Herriot shares his favorite stories about the cats he has known in his work as a veterinarian.
From the Book Jacket "[Herriot has the] ability to touch readers with his stories of pets and their eccentric owners and to bring them into the harshly beautiful world of the Yorkshire dales." -Chicago Tribune "FIFTY TOUCHING AND MEMORABLE DOG STORIES FROM THE VETERINARIAN AND MASTER STORYTELLER OF YORKSHIRE . . . AN EXTRA SPECIAL TREAT!" -Kirkus Reviews "Herriot's real gift lies in keeping us intrigued with his human and dog characters . . . Herriot teaches us how unpredictable and joyous life can be." -San Francisco Chronicle "James Herriot has become one of America's most beloved storytellers." -Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA)
From the Book Jacket: Since the publication of Moses the Kitten in 1984, our 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, for the first time, 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. James Herriot's Treasury for Children 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 Smudge, the Little Lost Lamb James Herriot is the author of the bestselling series of memoirs that includes All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Things Wise and Wonderful, and The Lord God Made Them All. His first new volume in over a decade, Every Living Thing, will be published this fall by St. Martin's Press.
Back home in Yorkshire after military duty, James Herriot sees his family and veterinary practice flourish, even as the world around him changes profoundly When World War II ends and James Herriot returns to his wife and new family in the English countryside, he dreams mostly of Sunday roasts and Yorkshire puddings, but new adventure has a way of tracking him down. Soon Herriot finds himself escorting a large number of sheep on a steamer to Russia, puzzling through the trials of fatherhood, and finding creative ways to earn the trust of suspicious neighbors who rely on him for the wellbeing of their beloved animals. Herriot's winning humor and self-deprecating humanity shine through every page, and his remarkable storytelling has captivated readers for generations.
A bedraggled orphaned kitten is nursed back to health on a Yorkshire farm and when he recovers turns out to have a very unusual idea of who his mother is.
Gyp, a cheerful but always silent sheep dog, startles everyone with uncharacteristic behavior during the championship sheep dog trials.
Oscar, a sad and starved gray kitten, arrived in James Herriot's clinic one day. The little girl who brought him in said he was lost. James and his family adopt the cat, but one day Oscar goes missing. When they search for Oscar, they discover that he loves to be a socialite, going about the town to all the social events.
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