Do I like animals? Yes. Do I LOVE animals? Not particularly. Despite my ambivalent feelings about the animal kingdom, I am a HUGE fan of the James Herriot books! If you’ve not yet met Dr. Herriot (a talented, self-deprecating country veterinarian in Yorkshire, England), you’re in for a spectacular treat!
You’ll lean over his shoulder as he lovingly cares for baby calves, horses, sheep, kittens, puppies. . ., charms eccentric pet owners, wrangles with his two highly amusing veterinary partners, drives the backroads of his beloved Yorkshire and finally marries his wise and beautiful (and patient) wife.
I cannot recommend these books highly enough! They are a delight. You’ll be sobbing one chapter and gasping with laughter the next — this man really known how to tell a story! Tricky Woo is our family’s favorite! I can’t wait for you to read them!
The British television series based on these books is also EXCELLENT!
All Creatures Great and Small, 448 pgs, published 1972
All Things Bright and Beautiful, 384 pgs, published 1974
All Things Wise and Wonderful, 448 pgs, published 1977
The Lord God Made Them All, 384 pgs, published 1981
Every Living Thing, 352 pgs, publshed 1992
High School reading level, 350+ pages each volume, Books for Boys, Published from 1972 –