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James Herriot's Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Animal Tales
     

James Herriot's Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Animal Tales

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by James Herriot, Jim Dale (Read by)
 

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James Herriot's Treasury for Children collects all of the beloved veterinarian's delightful tales for young listeners. From the springtime frolic of Oscar, Cat-About-Town to the yuletide warmth of The Christmas Day Kitten, these stories-radiantly illustrated by Peter Barrett and Ruth Brown-are perennial favorites, and this new complete edition

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James Herriot's Treasury for Children collects all of the beloved veterinarian's delightful tales for young listeners. From the springtime frolic of Oscar, Cat-About-Town to the yuletide warmth of The Christmas Day Kitten, these stories-radiantly illustrated by Peter Barrett and Ruth Brown-are perennial favorites, and this new complete edition will make a wonderful gift for all readers, great and small.

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“Jim Dale reads the stories with his enterprising vocal delivery and melds these tender stories into emotional yet satisfying experiences that reflect both the joy of having pets and the responsibilities involved with their care. Young listeners will learn the cycle of friendship, ownership, and companionship of unconventional pets and other animals.” —Dr. Flora Joy, Parents' Choice Awards

“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, Winner of an Earphones Award

“This charming title defines family listening…The eight short stories were selected especially for youngsters, yet adults will gladly listen along. Narrator extraordinaire Dale lends the perfect avuncular tone.” —Booklist

“No doubt, if cows could talk, they'd sound just like Dale.” —Scholastic Parent & Child

“Just the sort of thing you hope will imprint on the memory screen of a young child: fresh, clear, pure, and good.” —Commonwealth

“Jim Dale, the English actor who's won multiple Grammy's for recreating Hogwarts with his voice has finished up work on the audiobook version of Herriot's classics. Like Goldilocks, Dale's got it just right.” —Babble.com's Droolicious blog

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781427205247
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Publication date:
07/22/2008
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
2
Sales rank:
250,924
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Meet 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.

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James Herriot's Treasury for Children 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my 9 year old daughter who had tried to read "All Things Great and Small" but found the words too hard. This is much more on her level but some of the words still tend to be difficult as some of the dialect is Scottish. We enjoy reading this together before she goes to bed and each story so far has been interesting for the both of us. The pictures that accompany the story are well done and make it come to life even more. I would definitely buy this again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my children's favorite bedtime story book when they were toddlers, not only because of the great stories, but also because of the beautiful illustrations. As they grew older and learned to read, this then became one of their favorite books to read by themselves. Since then I have given this book as a baby gift to everyone I know who's starting a new family; it's a gift that keeps on giving over many years.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ordered this online based on reviews alone and am thrilled!!! This was a birthday gift for a 5 year old who is not familiar with the TV or adult version of James Herriot, but story time results demonstrate that those are definitely not prerequisites -- this book results in some of the best parent-child story hours ever! The illustrations on each page are wonderful, and the accompanying text is just right - not too heavy or long (per page) but also not too short and simple. The lure of James Herriot's stories aside, this is the type of next-level read-aloud story I've been looking for, with a generous helping of lovely illustrations and text that is more advanced but not to the point of a young one tuning out. The narrative is clear, but without being dumbed-down, so it's also quite enjoyable for a parent (need to dust off my own copies of Herriot's work!). Would highly recommend and would give to others as a gift. This book could be enjoyable for quite an age range, I think.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An All Time Favorite of a family that reads a lot! Never disappoints. So sweet and poignant. We loved how the author takes each story just a little farther than most
momm3SM More than 1 year ago
its difficult to find audio books for older children, but this one fit the bill! enjoyable stories for anyone who loves animals.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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?!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago