Thursday, January 10, 2019

Book Review: James Herriot's Treasury for Children

written by James Herriot
illustrated by Ruth Brown and Peter Barrett

Partial synopsis from Bas Bleu Beloved writer and country veterinarian James Herriot is most famous for his charming semi-autobiographical novels about caring for pets and livestock in rural mid-twentieth-century Yorkshire. Fans (and newcomers) will be thrilled to know he also wrote eight delightful books for children that shared his warm humor and love for animals. 

My Thoughts:  This is such a sweet collection of children's stories!  If you have any young readers just beginning their journey into chapter books, this would be a perfect addition to their library.  Any animal lover will be charmed by the darling animals and their gentle caretakers who star in this lovely book.

What have you been reading?

;-)  -Marci


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  3. I made note to see if my nephew has this or not. I love anything with animals as long as they're happy stories.

  4. I love reading the books by this author! I'm not sure I've seen this book so now I'll add it to my reading list. I like sweet stories too! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs, Diane

  5. PS You have some anonymous comments that have bad links so you will want to delete the comments! Don't know why they are coming through...I have them today too!

  6. Hello, looks like a wonderful book. I love the animal books. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. I've been away and now catching up with my comments and blog visits. I appreciate your comment and visit to my blog. Have a happy day and week ahead.

  7. I will have to look for this book for my grandchildren. Thanks for the review!

  8. My grandmother was a huge Herriot fan, and when I was over there for holidays and summers I often curled up next to fire with one of his books. IT brings back wonderful memories.

    I also remember PBS airing serialized episodes of his novels, or perhaps they were tele-adaptations, I can't recall. But I do believe it had Peter Davidson in it- absolutely charming:)

    Thank you for the share!

  9. Thank you for the wonderful memories this review brought out. I recall reading Herriot at my grandmother's house, as well as watching the specials air on PBS.


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