Random House, Inc. Few authors in memory have delighted readers around the world as thoroughly as the beloved veterinarian James Herriot. And with his recent volumes of hugely popular illustrated tales – James Herriot’s Cat Stories and James Herriot’s Favourite Dog Stories – his name has been introduced to a whole new generation of readers. Now, this gorgeous new collection brings together ten of his best-loved stories celebrating all the creatures in his wonderful world – creatures bright and beautiful, great and small.
Here are lambs, horses, cows, dogs, even a whimsical pig or two, along with their colourful human counterparts – all brought vividly to life by Herriot’s storytelling magic. From a prickly horse young James encountered early in his veterinary-school experience, through Dorothy the goat – star of the entrancing holiday tale “There’s Christmas – and Christmas”– we are reacquainted with many of the most charming members of Herriot’s Yorkshire menagerie. Once again illuminated by the radiant watercolours of Lesley Holmes, each of Herriot’s stories captures the kind of warmth and humour that comes with old, familiar friendship. With a special introduction by Herriot’s own son, Jim, the stories in this bright new collection will charm readers of any age.