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James Herriot's Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Tales by the Author of All Creatures Great and Small Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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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
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Top Customer Reviews
When the book "James Herriot's Treasury for children" came out, I could not think of a better way to introduce my nieces and my daughter to James Herriot's writing and the animals around him. The children love the stories and illustrations. But no matter how hard I tried, I could never be good at imitating the Yorkshire farmer's accent.
When I found that an audio version of this book was available through Amazon, I was very excited the thought this would complete my James Herriot collection. However, I was puzzled that Christopher Timothy did not narrate this book. Not knowing Jim Dale's previous work, I was skeptical about the quality of his narration. Now I am glad that I was wrong.
Christopher Timothy has been wonderful with all his work, but I think Jim Dale is more suitable for this book whose target audience are mostly children. There is so much feeling and emotion in his voice that makes the stories even more captivating than they already were.Read more ›
I have a deep appreciation for beautiful, well-chosen words. Very few books are rightly called "literature," but this book is one of them. Each story is written beautifully and powerfully, obviously from the pen of a great master. The author brings out the details of appearance, background and psyche and the stories resonate with beauty and truth.
I like best that the power of the story comes from the beauty and wonder of the simple and ordinary. So much of our modern literature relies upon shock and caters to the overstimulated, easily-bored personality which needs ever-increasing levels of shock and stimulation to be amused. This book nourishes reflection and the meditation upon the things which are true, honest, just, pure and lovely,
Another delightful thing about this book is the rendering of the artwork. The book is heavily illustrated on each page, and the words are IN the paintings. The visual and verbal components are wedded together in a way that the words are friendly and integral to the story - an absolute necessity for the child to cross the bridge from mechanical reading to reading adventures. The illustrations are masterfully done and very much in keeping with the beauty and power of the language.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is part of our Oak Meadow curriculum and I can see why they chose it. The stories are engaging and the illustrations are beautiful! Read morePublished 3 days ago by Desiree Hayes
The book was sent to family for our 7 year old granddaughter. We got raves back for the stories and the gorgeous illustrations. We were very pleased with the choice and response. Read morePublished 15 days ago by W. Robinson
This is a beautifully illustrated full color picture book version of some of British country veterinarian James Herriot's sweetest, most heartwarming short vignettes from his... Read morePublished 1 month ago by C. Frederick
We love, love, love this book. The stories and illustrations are beautiful and engaging for all in our home (our kids range from three to ten years old). Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rusty Ramnes
This collection of eight stories is sweet and captivating. The illustrations by Brown and Barrett are masterful. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Paul Sinal