Favorite? didn't Herriot like the stories in his earlier James Herriot's Dog Stories (1986)? Regardless, the 400,000-copy first printing is something to bark about. Copyright 1998 Library Journal ReviewsReview by Publishers Weekly Reviews
Readers and viewers of the series All Creatures Great and Small will find old friends in this captivating collection of nine reprinted canine stories. Tricki Woo, the pampered Pekinese, appears in three of them with his mistress, Mrs. Pumphrey. "Rags to Riches" features an amateur vet who nurses a starving, abused dog back to health. We meet Brandy, who noses in trash cans; a sheepdog, Jock, who races Herriot's car on the road; Jake, Gyp, Herman?all these dogs provide material for lively, heartwarming stories. And Holmes's illustrations are endearing. 850,000 first printing; Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club and Crossings Book Club alternates. (Sept.) Copyright 1996 Cahners Business Information.
Vibrant watercolors accompany a heartwarming collection of ten beloved stories about dogs--from border collies and sheepdogs to the exploits of Tricki Woo, the unforgettable Pekinese--by the late author of All Creatures Great and Small. 850,000 first printing. Lit Guild, Doubleday, & Crossings Alt.Review by Publisher Summary 2
Watercolor illustrations accompany a collection of ten stories about dogs--from border collies and sheepdogs to the exploits of Tricki Woo, the unforgettable PekineseReview by Publisher Summary 3
"When I decided I wanted to be a vet," James Herriot wrote in his introduction to this volume - his very last completed piece of writing - "I knew that I wanted to be a dog doctor, so I could spend all my time with dogs." As everyone knows, James Herriot became much more than a dog doctor. But no animal was dearer to his heart, and no animal provided him with more heartwarming and wonderful tales, than man's best friend.Now, for the first time, ten of James Herriot's most beloved stories about dogs are collected in one gorgeous illustrated edition: James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories. Here is Jock the sheepdog, rescued from neglect by a doting - and dotty - mistress; here is Brandy, a mutt who's only happy (and healthy) when he's digging in a dustbin; here are Border collies, dachshunds, even Tricki Woo, the memorable Pekingese. And, as always, in these pages the celebrated Yorkshire vet brings to life these animals' human counterparts, painting them with warmth and humor in equal measure. Brought to life by the vibrant watercolors of Lesley Holmes, this collection of tales is a welcome gift from one of the greatest storytellers of our time - James Herriot.