James Herriot's Cat Stories

James Herriot's Cat Stories

Book - 1994
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Between these covers, teller and tales finally meet in a warm and joyful new collection that will bring delight to the hearts of readers the world over: James Herriot's Cat Stories . Here are Buster, the kitten who arrived on Christmas; Alfred, the cat at the sweet shop; little Emily, who lived with the gentleman tramp; and Olly and Ginny, the kittens who charmed readers when they first appeared at the Herriots' house in the worldwide bestseller Every Living Thing . And along with these come others, each story as memorable and heartwarming as the last, each told with that magical blend of gentle wit and human compassion that marks every word from James Herriot's pen.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1994.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312113421
Characteristics: xiii, 161 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Alternative Title: Cat stories


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Mar 25, 2019

A superfast read about a juvenile level book. Great stories even for those who don't like cats. Made to make you want to read dog stories and more

Sep 24, 2017

What a lovely read - from a cat lover. All stories are fascinating and, if you have a cat, totally recognizable.

LoganLib_Mon Sep 19, 2016

A must read for every feline fan! For everyone who's ever had a kitten or cat - or currently has one, the stories in here will surely make you smile and bring back warm memories of those cute feline stunts.

Sep 13, 2016

Gentle, loving, humorous book, a delight of reading for cat lovers and people who are humane. I have just seen that VOKRA (Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association) is advertising in the glassed board in VPL's great hall. I have adopted a year ago one female kitten 1.5 years of age from VOKRA, and I adore her. She is striped like a little tiger, she has thick fur (I comb her daily) and she loves to be loved. I can advise you to adopt from VOKRA, which is a responsible and noble organization. There is a modest adoption fee, but they medically treat all rescued cats and those they offer for adoption are healthy. My Jamie (the kitty), when she was captured, had ear mites and she was pregnant, but her child was infected and was about to die just when she was captured. We love Jamie and are thankful to VOKRA for saving our kitty from certain painful death in the street. VOKRA also offers to accept a return of their kitties if you for any reason are unable to keep them. Now, I would like to suggest you to read Cleveland Amory's book: "Ranch Of Dreams," available here in VPL. It's about the creation of a reserve, a ranch in Texas for all kind of animals rescued from being killed or abused by humans. For some reason (maybe to keep it out of the public eye) those who supervise our comments here don't want to post this "Ranch Of Dreams" in the "recently reviewed items" part of the Catalog. Amory was a noble soul, who loved animals and in this nice book he tells true stories of rescuing wild donkeys, wild goats and wild horses from being destroyed by humans in the USA. It is worth to read this enjoyable book, even to have a view of how Nature is being destroyed in America.

May 08, 2015

james herriot also wrote a companion volume, dog stories. i have it and love it. same affection and humour shines through. these books by james herriot will make your heart sing.

May 08, 2015

A wonderful little book with beautiful paintings. It is full of heartwarming stories that show that cats are not ruthless soulless selfish animals. Cats have a sensitive spirit, but they are very confident and independent which some take to be selfishness. Cats are affectionate pets.

Mar 21, 2011

Just read this in one sitting...wonderful, mostly humorous stories, perfect for cat lovers. Love all of Herriot's writing, and the BBC series based on it!


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