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 storiesradiantly illustrated by Peter Barrett and Ruth Brownare 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.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.20(w) x 10.50(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
James Herriot's best-selling series of memoirs includes 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. His veterinary practice in Yorkshire, England, is now tended by his son, Jim Wight.
Jim Dale is known to millions of fans as the voice of Harry Potter, as he narrated all of the books in the Harry Potter series. An AudioFile Golden Voice, he has received numerous accolades for his audiobook work. He has won seven Audie Awards and two Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word Album for Children. He also holds two Guinness World Records: one for having created and recorded 134 different character voices for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and one for occupying the first six places in the Top Ten Audiobooks of America 2005.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Absolutely wonderful collection of short tales featuring cats, dogs, horses, cows and lambs, as well as some animals of the two-legged variety. James Herriot's stories have charmed readers for decades and this short collection, ostensibly for children, is no exception. The real pleasure in this audiobook collection is the storytelling skill of reader Jim Dale. All the human characters in the stories are presented in a unique voice, whether it's an aging woman visited by a stray cat at Christmas, a gruff old farmer entering his old work horse in a "best pet" contest in the local village, a young boy whose pet lamb goes missing and is later found by a young girl, or an old dairyman, forced to part with his oldest cow when she can no longer produce enough milk to earn her keep. Dale's evocative voice superbly captures the warmth and character of the village and farm dwellers and their connections with their animals. Suitable for anyone who enjoys animals and good storytelling.
James Herriot's Treasury for Children is a great book. My grandchildren love it. The illustrations are very well done. Once again James Herriot outdid himself. Not only do my grandkids like it but I love reading to them.
This is an absolutely wonderful delightful read for children and adults of all ages! I have read all of James Herriot's books and they were incredible but with the illustrations in this one --- couldn't be more charming!
its difficult to find audio books for older children, but this one fit the bill! enjoyable stories for anyone who loves animals.
It would help to have a review of the audiobook. As of 12/12/12 the reviews seem to be referring to the actual book (mentioning illustrations & such). I know the book is good would It would help to have a review of the audiobook. As of 12/12/12 the reviews seem to be referring to the actual book (mentioning illustrations & such). I know the book is good, would someone please rate and review the AUDIOBOOK?!!