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James Herriot's Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Tales by the Author of All Creatures Great and Small Hardcover – September 1, 1992
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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
Wish I could give this book 10 stars! I absolutely love the writings of James Herriot and the illustrations in this book are nothing short of AMAZING. Read morePublished 16 days ago by CarefreeTees
Love these stories...there appears to be some repeats from the original series!Published 27 days ago by John W. Conrad
Beautifully written and illustrated! Find younger ( under two years old) love the picture and the older children todflers love the stories and older children read it themselves. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sharon Snyder
Such wonderful stories. I homeschool my 6 year old son and we both really enjoyed all of these stories.Published 2 months ago by April
Wholesome cute stories. A book we love to use for homeschooling k-2nd grade. Wonderful stories with nice lessons.Published 4 months ago by PrairieGirl