All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, and All Things Wise and Wonderful: Three James Herriot Classics [NOOK Book]

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Timeless stories from a country veterinarian about the animals and people that shape life in a sleepy English town
Perhaps 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 ...
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All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, and All Things Wise and Wonderful: Three James Herriot Classics

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Overview

Timeless stories from a country veterinarian about the animals and people that shape life in a sleepy English town
Perhaps 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453239407
  • Publisher: Open Road Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 1324
  • Sales rank: 19,765
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

James Herriot (1916–1995) was the pen name of James Alfred “Alf” Wight, an English veterinarian whose tales of veterinary practice and country life have delighted generations. Many of Herriot’s works—including 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—became international bestsellers and have been adapted for film and television. Herriot’s stories rely on numerous autobiographical elements taken from his life in northern England’s Yorkshire County, and they depict a simple, rustic world deeply in touch with the cycles of nature.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    My favorite books, the only books I've ever read more than once

    I was ecstatic to find this truly wonderful series of books FINALLY available for my Nook. My first Nook was purchased 15 months ago and I have been checking for availability at least once a week ever since. These books are charming , well written and truly a pleasure to discover, for animal lovers and book lovers alike. They still make me laugh and cry and wonder, even after several readings. Had a bad day? Need to read something that will make yout world better? Try these books!

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 15, 2012

    No better reading anywhere!

    I read these books outloud to my son when he was young and am so looking forward to reading them again. There are laugh out loud moments in which you will empathize with this young vet starting out in his career and will rejoice with him as he marries and grows his family. These are NOT your normal tear jerker dog stories. This are upbeat tales and tails at there very best. Don't miss the James Herriott books.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2012

    Simply Wonderful!

    These books are classics. The stories about a small town large animal vet are warm, humorous, and short. These books are ideal for reading on planes, in doctor's offices, etc. They provide wonderful, laugh out loud entertainment that make time fly by. I love the easy "start, stop and restart" aspect of the books format. I never travel without James Herriot.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 11, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Anyone who loves animals - be they great or small- will be hard pressed to find a better series of books. You become one, with not only Herriot as the compassionate veterinarian, but his numerous and varied patients and their owners as well. Matter-of-fact veterinary diagnosis and procedures are frank yet weighted by a tender, caring heart. You find yourself cheering for each and every animal – celebrating the healings; grieving the losses. Pastoral settings are beautifully described exposing the soul of a writer able to share his gift of finding peace in the tasks at hand, because it is what he is called to do. The fells, the brooks, the mountains, the fields, the valleys – each in their own season – refresh and confirm there is no place better to be than where your heart leads. It’s easy to identify with Herriot’s frustrations as ancient customs stand at odds with modern veterinary practices; and his humbled, tongue-in-cheek humor when wizened custom trumps contemporary advances. In a way, Herriot becomes the man we’d all wish to be. Humble, finding humor and purpose in what we ever we’re called to do. It is to Herriot’s favor, his patients, as well as his readers, that healing was the greater part of that purpose.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    Truly Classics

    If you love animals and a simpler time in the world, this is a great look back 70 years to the period before WWII in northern England.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2012

    EXCELLENT COLLECTION OF STORIES

    James Herriots books have always been some of my favorites. It is great now to have this collection of three of my favorite books - All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, and, All Things Wise and Wonderful in electronic form on my Color Nook so that I can read them at leisure anytime I want. This is a must buy for my "Have to have" collection!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 20, 2012

    My all time favorite author!

    James Herriot is my FAVORITE author! I have ALL of his books in hardcover. ..so I am so excited to purchase this for my nookcolor. I have been waiting for these to come out as ebooks.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2011

    Looking so forward to enjoying these wonderful stories again!

    I can remember reading these books back in the 70's and enjoying them so much! Once I was reading in the bathtub and started laughing so hard...my husband came running in to check on me.
    I never read the last two books and will buy and read those as soon as I finish the first three again.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Sloths are awesome!

    A cool colection of 3 storys ang i really enjoyed the book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    Highly recommended

    My husband read these i would hear him laughing so hard i was
    wondering if he was alright

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2011

    true classic...must read

    these are true classics - you will laugh, you will cry. fun to follow the doctor's progress through his life as a veterinarian in a small town

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2011

    Like an old friend.

    I love these books. The characters, both animal and human, are engaging and quirky.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

    Must read

    I read this series when i was a teen and i loved all of them. This is a must have.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    I have loved these books since I was a teenager, and was very ex

    I have loved these books since I was a teenager, and was very excited to see this bundle! You don't have to be a wannabe-vet to enjoy the stories, which often makes me laugh out loud.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2013

    A totally compelling read, it grabs you from the first page.

    This is a fantastic book, one that will hold your attention from the start, and give you a lot of laughs as well as some truly heart-touching moments. Based on the true life of an English veterinarian from his first day on the job, just out of school, in the 1930's, through the WWII period, into modern times, this one will hold your interest for sure. Highly recommend it for all audiences.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    Still wonderful

    I first read the Herriot books in the mid 70's. My parents would hear me laughing and wanted to know why. By the time I finished the 3rd book, they were reading the 1st and 2nd ones, and laughing along. These are wonderful stories, some funny, some sad, that you can be comfortable reading with your kids. They might be difficult for very young kids to enjoy, but if you are looking to bond with your preteen, these books are a good place to start. Each chapter is a new adventure.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    jw

    I laughed and cried while reading ths book. It is gem about the life of a vet. one to enjoy.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2014

    long time favorite

    I grew up with these books and return to them like old friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    I read all of these books many many years ago when I was in elem

    I read all of these books many many years ago when I was in elementary school. I am so glad to see them in e-book format. Now I can re-read them.

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  • Posted October 4, 2013

    Slow Read

    If you really love farm animals - this might be for you. These books were recommended to me because I am a huge Patrick Taylor fan. NO comparison - if there were more to the stories than farm animals, dull farmers and the bosses' knucklehead brother, these might be a good read.

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