James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories

James Herriot; Illustrations by Lesley Holmes

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"When I decided to be a vet, I knew that I wanted to be a dog doctor, so I could spend all my time with dogs." - from the Introduction

James Herriot would go on to become so much more than a dog doctor. But no animal was dearer to his heart, and no animal provided him with more heartwarming and wonderful tales. With over a million copies sold, James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories has inspired dog lovers the world over. After being out of print for many years, it is now again available in an affordable, beautifully repackaged hardcover edition, filled with original watercolors that illustrate Herriot's charming and wholesome tales. This classic heartwarming collection of ten stories about dogs - from border collies and sheepdogs to the exploits of Tricki Woo, the unforgettable Pekinese - by the late author of All Creatures Great and Small is prefaced by a moving introduction from Herriot himself - the very last piece of writing the beloved author ever completed. So, follow the master veterinarian as he journeys through Yorkshire, caring for big dogs and small with his characteristic gentleness and peace, profound observation, and deep, loving humor.
A warm and joyful collection of James Herriot’s loving tales of our furry friends. From delightful old favorites like Tricki Woo to heartwarming stories of Brandy, Hermann, Jock, and more. James Herriot’s Favorite Dog Stories is a must-have for any dog lover.
Contains:
Tricki Woo Goes Crackerdog” * “Prince and the Card Above the Bed” * “Jock Top Dog” * Tricki Woo “A Triumph of Surgery” * “Jake Rides into Town”* Gyp “Only One Woof” * Roy “From Rags to Riches” * Tricki Woo “A Judge of Form” * Hermann “A Happy Ending” * Brandy “The Dustbin Dog”

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from James' Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories. In this very special collection of favorite stories about dogs great and small, James Herriot tells us about his own dogs and all the wonderful people and animals we have come to love so much. Fifty memorable tales move us to both laughter and tears, and Herriot's personal introduction and notes make this tribute by a master storyteller to man's best friend a book to be treasured for many years to come.

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"James Herriot found a gentle, wise and often humorous way to write about animals and to evoke a beautiful but fading way of life in those Yorkshire Hills. He showed me how to focus not just on the animals, but on the people who lived with the animals, and their loving, sometimes difficult and very wonderful connections with one another.  While he is known for his wonderful writing about animals, I often think of his ability to capture people. From the first, I've tried to capture that feeling, that uplifting and heartwarming style. I can't say that I have ever quite matched the writing of James Herriot, but he has always inspired me and given me something to aim for. He often makes me smile, sometimes makes me cry, you can't really ask more from a writer than that."—Jon Katz, New York Times bestselling author of Second Chance Dog, A Dog Year, A Good Dog, and many others

 "I recall reading All Creatures Great and Small many years ago, while working as a veterinary technician for a mobile vet in Los Angeles.  We worked with cats and dogs, of course, but with farm animals, too, and apes and monkeys and angry pet raccoons, burros, crows, macaws– the variety of pets in Los Angeles was limitless.  During that wonderful time, I’d be beaten senseless by a kangaroo, held hostage by a love-struck chimpanzee, chased by angry hogs, and sat on by a miniature horse inside of a well-known celebrity’s home.  It was a magical time, and it made perfect sense for me to read Herriot in the evenings, a grand fellow who’d roam the English countryside making veterinary house calls, effortlessly moving from draft horses to kittens, healing, telling stories.  I felt a kinship with him and his magical world, and marveled at his talent for drawing me into his cast of characters.  Later in life, when I too would write of my experiences with animals and their people, I would hearken to Herriot’s Yorkshire Dales, and to prose so genuine that it would help inspire my own career as a writer and pet behaviorist.  Herriot to me remains a superhero of sorts, who, in visiting home after home like some veterinary Santa, taught me how simple, heartwarming prose about people and their animals could rise above the commonplace, and become art."—Steve Duno, author of Last Dog on the Hill, The Everything Cat Book and The Amazing Dog Trick Book
"His message is affectionate, and his four-footed creatures are irresistible." --Time

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

"For Herriot fans, it's like meeting old friends." --Publishers Weekly

"Herriot's real gift lies in keeping us intrigued with his human and dog characters...Herriot teaches us how unpredictable and joyous life can be." --San Francisco Chronicle

"There is no finer teller of dog stories in the world than James Herriot." --Knickerbocker News
 
"Human beings just naturally respond to a writer as lovable, wholesome, eloquent, humorous, and well-stocked with anecdotes as James Herriot. He offers a mastery of both the comic and the tragic."
- Chicago Tribune

"The warmth of Herriot's prose approaches poetic. . . a master storyteller."
- Knight-Ridder Newspapers



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James Herriot; Illustrations by Lesley Holmes

JAMES HERRIOT was a veterinarian in Yorkshire, England for over half a century until his death in 1995. His bestselling books have sold more than twenty million copies in the English language alone; they include 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.

James Herriot
Lesley Holmes

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James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories
James Herriot; Illustrations by Lesley Holmes

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
11/4/2014
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250058140
ISBN10: 1250058147
5 x 7 1/2 inches, 176 pages, Includes color illustrations throughout
$18.99

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
October 2004
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781593975265
ISBN10: 1593975260
Audio Run Time: 3:00
Age Range: 4 to 8
$19.95

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
March 2003
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781593972400
ISBN10: 1593972407
Audio Run Time: 3:00
Age Range: 4 to 8
$9.99
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