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ISBN13: 9780312113421
ISBN10: 0312113420
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What better match of author and subject than James Herriot, and the adorable felines that delight so many millions of pet fanciers around he world. This warm and joyful volume of stories collects some of the Yorkshire vet's favorite tales about one of his favorite animals — each memoir as memorable and heartwarming as the last.

Kittens and cats of all kinds populate this program and, like their flesh-and-blood counterparts, they will purr their way into the hearts and minds of everyone who hears their stories. You'll meet cats of farmers, merchants and matrons; cats with definite social graces, and wild, untamed nature; and some cats who became a cherished part of the life of the Herriot family. you'll also meet some of the Herriot family. You'll also meet some of the wonderful people of Yorkshire — cat owners and adoptees — men and women whose lives were touched and changed forever by the love and affection of these fascinating, independent, caring creatures.

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An ideal match of author and subject: James Herriot and the adorable felines that delight so many millions of pet fanciers around the world. Kittens and cats of all kinds abound in this program and, like their flesh-and-blood counterparts, they will purr their way into the hearts and minds of everyone who hears their stories. This warm and joyful volume of stories collects some of the Yorkshire vets favorite tales about one of his favorite animals—each memoir as memorable and heartwarming as the last.

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Between these covers, teller and tales finally meet in a warm and joyful new collection that will bring delight to the hearts of readers the world over: James Herriot's Cat Stories, Here are Buster, the kitten who arrived on Christmas; Alfred, the cat at the sweet shop; little Emily, who lived with the gentleman tramp; and Olly and Ginny, the kittens who charmed readers when they first appeared at the Herriots' house in the worldwide bestseller Every Living Thing, And along with these come others, each story as memorable and heartwarming as the last, each told with that magical blend of gentle wit and human compassion that marks every word from James Herriot's pen.

About the Author

JAMES HERRIOT was a veterinarian in Yorkshire, England for over half a century until his death in 1995. His bestselling books have sold more than twenty million copies in the English language alone; they include 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.

Christopher Timothy starred as James Herriot in All Creatures Great and Small, the internationally renowned BBC television series based on Herriots work. Mr. Timothy is a thirty-year veteran of stage, screen, and television.

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Jessica Walker, November 13, 2014 (view all comments by Jessica Walker)
Many years ago this book was given to me by my Great Grandmother as a Christmas present. I treasured this book as a child because I loved animals and I loved her. Now that she is gone I reread this book and I have to say the love is still there.

James has a way of making a beautiful story out of his everyday life as a country vet in England helping farmers and townspeople alike. Normally his stories are great but his favorite stories are the ones that are the best ones. There is also another book called James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories which is excellent as well and I highly recommend checking out.

I would recommend this book to any James Herriot fan or to anyone who has never tried his books. It is also a great sample of his work to anyone either loves animals or likes to read.
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Home School Book Review, January 28, 2012 (view all comments by Home School Book Review)
James Herriot was the pen name of James Alfred (Alf) Wight (1916��"1995), an English veterinary surgeon and writer, who used his many years of experiences as a veterinarian to write a series of books about animals and their owners. In 1940, he moved to work in a rural practice based in the town of Thirsk, Yorkshire, England, with Donald and Brian Sinclair, and the following year married Joan Catherine Anderson Danbury. In his semi-autobiographical books, Wight calls the town where Herriot lives and works "Darrowby," which he based largely on the towns of Thirsk and and nearby Sowerby. He also renamed Donald Sinclair and his brother Brian Sinclair as Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, respectively, and used the name "Helen Alderson" for Joan Danbury. Wight’s son, also a veterinarian, has said that the books are only partially autobiographical as several events that actually happened in the 1960s and 70s are transported back to the 1930s and 40s.
Herriot first published six short books, which in the United States were released as three combined volumes. They were All Creatures Great and Small (1972, incorporating If Only They Could Talk and It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet); All Things Bright and Beautiful (1974, incorporating Let Sleeping Vets Lie and Vet in Harness); and All Things Wise and Wonderful (1977, incorporating Vets Might Fly and Vet in a Spin). He has also written James Herriot's Yorkshire (1979), The Lord God Made Them All (1981), and Every Living Thing (1992). I first became acquainted with the series as a result of watching the long-running BBC television program based on the books and shown in the United States on PBS. Then my mother gave us copies of the books which are cute stories but have quite a bit of cursing and profanity, even some vulgarity, and many references to drinking alcohol. Cat Stories tells about Buster, the kitten who arrived on Christmas; Alfred, the cat at the sweet shop; little Emily who lived with the gentleman tramp; Olly and Ginny who first appeared at the Herriots’ house in Every Living Thing; and others.
We are “cat people” with two pet housecats, both neutered toms��"one a huge, hulking yellow tabby that our older son brought home when it was a tiny, barely four-week-old kitten, and the other a sleek black stray which adopted us after our younger son found him under our back porch. I had hoped that Cat Stories might omit some of the objectionable features of the other books, but there are still a few instances of cursing, profanity, and drinking alcohol, though perhaps not as much as in the larger volumes. There is also a companion, Favorite Dog Stories (1995). Because of the language, I would not recommend them for youngsters. Herriot did write several shorter stories suitable for children--Blossom Comes Home (1969); Moses the Kitten (1984); Only One Woof (1985); The Christmas Day Kitten (1986); Bonny's Big Day (1987); The Market Square Dog (1989); Oscar, Cat-About-Town (1990); and Smudge, the Little Lost Lamb (1991)��"which I believe were all included in an omnibus edition, James Herriot's Treasury for Children (1992).
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312113421
Author:
Holmes, Lesley
Author:
Holmes, Lesley
Author:
Timothy, Christopher
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Cats - General
Subject:
Cats
Subject:
Veterinary Medicine - General
Subject:
Legends and stories
Subject:
Veterinarians
Subject:
Veterinarians -- England -- Yorkshire -- Biography.
Subject:
Cats -- England -- Yorkshire -- Biography.
Subject:
Herriot, James
Subject:
Cats - England - Yorkshire
Subject:
Veterinarians - England - Yorkshire -
Subject:
PETS / Cats / General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
First
Series Volume:
map MF-1354-H
Publication Date:
19940931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 cds, 3 hours
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
5.83 x 6.49 x 0.57 in
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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An ideal match of author and subject: James Herriot and the adorable felines that delight so many millions of pet fanciers around the world. Kittens and cats of all kinds abound in this program and, like their flesh-and-blood counterparts, they will purr their way into the hearts and minds of everyone who hears their stories. This warm and joyful volume of stories collects some of the Yorkshire vets favorite tales about one of his favorite animals—each memoir as memorable and heartwarming as the last.

"Synopsis" by , Between these covers, teller and tales finally meet in a warm and joyful new collection that will bring delight to the hearts of readers the world over: James Herriot's Cat Stories, Here are Buster, the kitten who arrived on Christmas; Alfred, the cat at the sweet shop; little Emily, who lived with the gentleman tramp; and Olly and Ginny, the kittens who charmed readers when they first appeared at the Herriots' house in the worldwide bestseller Every Living Thing, And along with these come others, each story as memorable and heartwarming as the last, each told with that magical blend of gentle wit and human compassion that marks every word from James Herriot's pen.
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