All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

Large Print - 2012 | Large print ed.
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For over thirty years, generations of readers have thrilled to James Herriot's marvelous tales, deep love of life, and extraordinary storytelling. In All Creatures Great and Small, we meet the young Herriot as he takes up his calling and discovers the realities of daily life in a veterinary practice in rural Yorkshire. He recounts the wondrous variety and never-ending challenges as his humor, compassion, and love of the animal world shine through.
Publisher: Detroit : Thorndike Press, 2012, c1972.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781410448347
Characteristics: 733 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.


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Dec 31, 2020

PBS adaptation of this book is excellent!

Jun 21, 2020

Good style of writing easy to read. About vet back in early 1930s farm animals.

Apr 09, 2020

James Herriot was a veterinarian in Yorkshire and his series detailing his experiences is, hands down, among the best I've ever read. Animal lovers are a natural audience for his gentle stories, but anyone who values lovely language will appreciate these books as well. They're laugh-out-loud funny, heartbreaking, heart-warming, life affirming and well worth your time.

Nov 13, 2019

let sleeping vets lie is next

Mar 27, 2019

For every aspiring veterinarian there is a way of life. For every animal there is a type of communication that is instinctual. This book is the study of man and animal as they work to eliminate the pain and suffering of daily lives. The scenery is full of imagery and the stories just seem to pop to life. It reads very fast but is at an adult level of reading. It is a must read for every animal lover.

Sep 07, 2018

The first book in a series, Herriot tells entertaining and funny stories of the highs and lows of being a country vet in England's Yorkshire hills in the 1930's. The creatures take center stage, but he also makes keen observations on the people he encounters, the foibles of his vet partners and his love for the beauty of the rugged countryside. I read this slowly because I didn't want it to end, and luckily, Herriot has many more books to explore.

Mar 11, 2018

One of my great treasures of reading.
Warm kindly, understanding

CRRL_VirginiaJ Nov 13, 2015

A newly-minted Scottish veterinarian begins his practice in the hills of Yorkshire in the 1940s. James Herriot's self-deprecating humor and kind understanding of his fellow humans and their animals makes this and its successors classics. Perfect to have on hand for sick days, vacations, or any time you want to be entertained.

The classic book about a country vet and the community and animals he serves. The stories are sometimes funny and sometimes sad, but they are always heartwarming.

Apr 18, 2014

Any books by this author are great.

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"They didn't say anything about this in the books, I thought, as the snow blew in through the gaping doorway and settled on my naked back."

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