James Herriot's Cat Stories
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 wh...more
James Herriot (1916-1995) is the pen name of James Alfred Wight, a veterinarian. Wight wrote ...more
I remember being engrossed with the kitty adventures and clinging to my blankets anxiously awaiting a happy ending for all Herriot's patients. I enjoyed all the sweet water color illustrations I'd stare at while my mum would carefully narrate stories of variably ill cats, possibly feeling tenderness an ...more
James Herriot offers up snapshots of a select few cats whom he has encountered in his line of work. Some of these snapshots encompa ...more
I love his statement in the introduction of this book: Aku sering berpikir tentang banyaknya hal ganjil yang orang-orang pikirkan tentang kucing. Kucing adalah makhluk egois yang menggunakan kasih sayangnya hanya untuk keadaan yang menguntungkan, mereka tidak mampu mera ...more
My favourites were Oscar, the socialite stray who went visiting every event in the village, and the story of "the gentleman of the road" who lived in a makeshift shelter on the edge of one farm and had been adopted by a cat named Emily.
The illustrations by Lesley Holmes are lovely, an ...more
This gets 5 stars because not only is it well-written and the stories delightful, but the whole thing has a quality of wholesomeness. It felt good for the soul reading this.
I read this aloud to my 7yo and we both enjoyed it very much. And now we have a cat of our own, so reading these stories is no longer accompanied by a pang of deprivation.
Someone introduced me to James Herriot as a young animal lover and I devoured his veteriany tales. As a child we had dogs, but since both my husband and I work we have cats now. Since a goodreads friend was reading Herriot I decided to get his cat stories and enjoyed reading them on their own. I think Moses is my favorite, but Buster is appropriate for heading into the Christmas season and always brings tears to my eyes.
I don't typically like reading about any sort of animal suffering/tragedy. It's just too sad for me, but though this book ...more
In 1939, at the age of 23, he qualified as a veterinary surgeon with Glasgow ...more