All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

Large Print - 2012
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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: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2012, c1972.
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410448347
1410448347
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT 636.089 HERRIOT
Characteristics: 733 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
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santoscoys
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.

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helenebooks
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.

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doxland
Mar 11, 2018

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

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.

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alexisstanley
Apr 18, 2014

Any books by this author are great.

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HannaBanana41
Jul 22, 2013

I loved reading this as well as watching the DVD series.
I know it's old but a wonderful recount of James Herriot's life as a vet in Yorkshire. He's a natural as writer and observer of people and landscapes.
Makes me really want to visit all the places he writes about.

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shadynz
May 11, 2013

Lovely to read this series again! Never fails to please.

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margo_boyd
Nov 06, 2012

I too read these when I was in grade school and am rereading them - they're absolutely delightful. I'll be buying some used copies for family soon.

A great book for the family!!

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