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James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories
James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories
Author: James Herriot, Lesley Holmes (Illustrator)
In the years after the publication of All Creatures Great and Small, James Herriot became the most beloved storyteller of our time. The warm and joyful memoirs of his life as a country vet in England's Yorkshire have endeared him to countless readers around the world. — In addition to the succeeding volumes in that ser...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312146313
ISBN-10: 0312146310
Publication Date: 9/1996
Pages: 169
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4.1 stars, based on 57 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Audio CD
Members Wishing: 0
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reviewed James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is a heart-warming collection of stories by the author of "All Creatures Great and Small". It's about people and pets:

About the little dog who pines away after the loss of his best friend, whose life is saved by a puppy;
About a great Boxer whose noxious gas makes him untenable in the home of his highbrow owner- who loves him too much to give him away... and about the surprise solution to the dilemma;
The story of the miraculous recovery a blind boy's guide dog who picks up a poisoned 'treat';
... and many others-
about lap dogs, working dogs, mongrels- and the people who live with them and love them.

This is a worthwhile book if you like to read aloud to your kids..
(and, yes, I have read some of them to my husband!)
reviewed James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories on + 15 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Its pretty simple, if you love dogs: then this is a classic must read. Each short story in this book is sweet, heartwarming, and at times heartbreaking. It will remind you of your love for dogs...and why they are man's best friend.
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This is a nice compilation of some of the funniest and most poignant of James Herriot's experiences as a veterinarian in England. With vivid description of the lovely country itself, this is a wonderful introduction into the humor and wit of one of the most beloved animal doctors in the world. A great read-aloud.
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hardtack avatar reviewed James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories on + 2554 more book reviews
I read a number of Herriot's books long ago, so I remembered some of the stories in this one. And I have to agree that Barbara H.'s review on this book's page is probably about another Herriot anthology of dog stories. Some of the ones she mentions I even remember. But this book only contains the stories listed in the description.

I received this book as a freebie when I requested some other books from a member. I planned to donate it right away to a Little Free Library we maintain at Florida's Dudley Farm Historic State Park. After all, what is a farm without a dog? But I decided I'd read it first and I'm glad I did. And, as of today, there are already two other copies posted for members to request.
reviewed James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories on + 353 more book reviews
loved the dog stories. not sure if this is a few stories from another book called dog stories which sounds like a much longer book.
reviewed James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories on + 28 more book reviews
a charming little book of stories by British vet James Herriot
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Great book for dog lovers. I've read all of his and all are great!


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