The Brilliant Books of James Herriot! (1972 – 1992)

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!

Herriot 1.jpg All Creatures Great and Small, 448 pgs, published 1972

Herriot 2.jpg All Things Bright and Beautiful, 384 pgs, published 1974

Herriot 3.jpg All Things Wise and Wonderful, 448 pgs, published 1977

Herriot 4.jpg The Lord God Made Them All, 384 pgs, published 1981

herriot 5.jpg Every Living Thing, 352 pgs, publshed 1992

High School reading level, 350+ pages each volume, Books for Boys, Published from 1972 – 

About kidsbooksworthreading

Are you looking for Children’s and Young Adult books that have stood the test of time? I have a master of list of over 600 titles to share. I’m an English major, mother of five and homeschooler for 15 years. My purpose with this blog is to share forgotten favorites that most parents today have never heard of, but are so worth reading! I hope you’ll join with me as I share the best that Youth Literature has to offer.
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