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Moses the Kitten Paperback – 1993
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Do resist the temptation to skim through the book for the illustrations before reading it though. The illustrations are definitely a part of the story and one of the double page illustrations will definitely get a better reaction if not seen until one reads the preceding text.
If this "children's book" is left out on the coffee table, I predict that everyone in the family will at one time or another read it and enjoy it. I'm sure that any teenagers will wait until nobody sees them reading it, and that they won't admit enjoying it, but chances are they will.
Also, this book may well inspire those 12 and older to read James Herriot's adult books.
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This is the story of a kitten, probably about six weeks old that is found freezing by a pond while Dr. Herriot makes one of his farm visits. The kitten is taken to the farmer's wife for care. The farm has no kittens or black cats, which makes it a mystery as to where the kitten is from. The kitten is eventually adopted by a mother sow and her litters and the kitten apparently like his new home and his new running mates as he spends the rest of his life living with the pigs.
This is a cute story told in typical Herriot fashion. I was very pleased to find that the publishers kept in place and retained the regional dialect. Our children are, at times, rather sheltered from anything but American English, and I feel it important that we expose them to other dialects/accents at an early age. There is nothing here that the kids cannot work around, even if a little help is given here and there.
The art work by Peter Barrett is absolutely delightful. They are accomplished in soft colors with a soft touch and match perfectly with the text. I have to agree with another reviewer here who stated that you should resist going over the pictures before you first read the book. The text and the illustrations absolutely make the story and need to be viewed and read for the first time together.
All in all, this is a wonderful children's book and certainly belongs on any child's book shelf.
This one finds Dr Harriot going out in the very bitter cold on a vet call to find a very tiny very cold kitten in the bulrushes. He takes it to the farmer thinking it was one of their kittens that had strayed away. It wasn't theirs but they took him in and the farmer's wife started nursing him to health. Within the time the vet was there the kitten looked like he was going to 'make it'...a few weeks later when he made another visit out there he got a surprise as when the farmer took him to see Moses. He took him to the pig pen and there nursing on the momma hog was Moses in the mist of 12 piglets! Moses did grow up and thrive and always looked to the Momma hog as his seragate mom or his best friend
Most Recent Customer Reviews
James Herriot's animal stories are classics. Purchased this for a grandchild.Published 10 months ago by children's book buyer
I remember reading this book as a child and I was so elated when I finally found it here. Cute story about a stray English kitten found in the countryside.Published 10 months ago by Courtney
sorry not a fan, while I can appreciate the text and grammar , for children this book just goes right over their head and they immediately lost interestPublished 14 months ago by massmom2008
read this in James Herriot's 'Cat Stories' and just had to get this copy. Highly enjoyable.Published 14 months ago by Colin W.
I love all of the stories and novels and television series about James Herriot. Just goes to show what the legacy of a righteous man can be. Moses the Kitten is no exception. Read morePublished on August 26, 2014 by lovesbooks2