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James Herriot's Treasury for Children

Warm and Joyful Animal Tales
Written by: James Herriot
Narrated by: Jim Dale
Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Children have always found a delightful friend in James Herriot. His award-winning stories for young learners 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 are perennial favorites, and this new complete edition will make a wonderful gift for all, 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. 

©1974 James Herriot (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

What the critics say

"[Narrator Jim] Dale employs a variety of entirely convincing rural accents in his portrayals of the country folk who ask for the vet's help and share their tales with him. He also captures all the kindness of the beloved Herriot in this collection for animal lovers of all ages." (AudioFile)
 

 "Herriot's skill as a storyteller is classic." (Detroit Free Press)  

  "[Herriot's] message is affectionate, and his four-footed creatures are irresistible." (Time)  

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Timeless Classic. Superb afternoon stories.

A beautiful way to introduce children to a love of nature, animals & simpler times. The narration is brilliant. The stories are delightful & captivating. You feel as though you've just been through a walk in the English countryside after you're through. It is a breath of fresh air for the modern reader that is full of tek and toil. Forget the screens. Listen during lunch hour! Let the kids (or you!) colour or build or paint while soaking it in. Highly recommend.

Even as an adult I find these stories enjoyable and refreshing for the soul. It allows you to remember much of the beauty that was found in bygone days where vets carried black bags and went to see animals on farms in a small town. These stories capture the serenity of nature and give inspiration and hope. Jim Dale is fantastic; an overall win.

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Love James Herriot!

The readers voice is very authentic to the setting of these stories. Wonderfully read! Adult and children alike will enjoy listening.

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  • Jean
  • 2017-12-09

Delightful

I was looking for a relaxing feel good book and came across this collection of animal stories for children by James Herriot. The book is good for all ages as the language is not written down for children. There is also a story of the “Christmas Day Kitten”. Most appropriate for my December reading/listening.

The book is one and a half hours. Was so great to listen to Jim Dale narrate the book. Dale is the “Voice of Harry Potter” as he narrated all of that series. Dale won two Grammy awards, seven Grammy nominations and ten Audie Awards. He is an English actor, singer and audiobook narrator. He also won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 1980. Dale was recently inducted into the 2017 Audible Narrator Hall of Fame .

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  • Daniel Piquette
  • 2016-03-22

Cozy

Being a delivery person I sometimes get a bit lonely on the road for hours by myself. I loved having this beautifully read collection of stories for company today and can't wait for my children to hear them as well.

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  • Malinda
  • 2017-09-29

Kiddos loved it!

My 6 and 8 year old daughters loved listening to this treasure! We opted for this for a restful afternoon. The listened and pulled out Legos.... listening got more attention than the Legos.. can't say much more than that!

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  • Stefani Lynn Garcia
  • 2017-07-09

Sweet & heartwarming book

My son and I went through this book as part of our homeschooling curriculum and We were so pleased with both the book and the narrator!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2016-08-09

kids captivated

ages 4-7 were totally captivated. narrators did wonderful job with tone and pace. well done

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  • G.S.
  • 2016-07-09

Wonderful, good for all ages

Our family loved these funny and heart-warming stories by James Herriot based on his years as a rural vet in England. Highly recommended!

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  • RRH
  • 2016-06-15

Heartwarming

Heartwarming, sweet and a feat story! I enjoyed listening to it. It's a great audio book because it's heartwarming, funny, and sweet, and has every element it needs

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  • MamaBearJen
  • 2018-08-31

Definitely one of our all-time favorite!

The narrator's voices are amazing, and the entire book had us completely entertained and delighted the entire time. My kids, age 7 and 10 couldn't wait to hear more each time we got in the car! it went by too quickly, and we can't wait to get into James Herriot's other books as they get older.

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  • wendi
  • 2015-02-19

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It is Good rainy day book. It has a Nice slow pace and voice. It's understandable and smooth. I like it.

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  • CMom
  • 2015-01-14

Wonderful Stories

These heartfelt stories are wonderful to listen to anytime. The soothing nature of the narrator's voice is very calming for my children and was an unexpected benefit! Great purchase!

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