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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,699 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Herriot Narrator: Jim Dale Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN: 9781427205254
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James Herriot’s Treasury for Children collects all of the beloved veterinarian’s delightful tales for young listeners. From the springtime frolic of Oscar, Cat-About-Town to the yuletide warmth of The Christmas Day Kitten, these stories are perennial favorites, and this new complete edition will make a wonderful gift for all readers, great and small.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Jim Dale, the English actor who's won multiple Grammy's for recreating Hogwarts with his voice has finished up work on the audiobook version of Herriot's classics. Like Goldilocks, Dale's got it just right. Babble.com's Droolicious blog

  • “Jim Dale reads the stories with his enterprising vocal delivery and melds these tender stories into emotional yet satisfying experiences that reflect both the joy of having pets and the responsibilities involved with their care. Young listeners will learn the cycle of friendship, ownership, and companionship of unconventional pets and other animals. Dr. Flora Joy, Parents' Choice Awards

  • Dale employs a variety of entirely convincing rural accents in his portrayals of the country folk who ask for the vet's help and share their tales with him. He also captures all the kindness of the beloved Herriot in this collection for animal lovers of all ages. AudioFile, Winner of an Earphones Award
  • This charming title defines family listening…The eight short stories were selected especially for youngsters, yet adults will gladly listen along. Narrator extraordinaire Dale lends the perfect avuncular tone. Booklist
  • No doubt, if cows could talk, they'd sound just like Dale. Scholastic Parent & Child
  • Just the sort of thing you hope will imprint on the memory screen of a young child: fresh, clear, pure, and good. Commonwealth
  • A 2009 Audie Award Finalist
  • An AudioFile Best Voice
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Winner of the Parents' Choice Award
  • Winner of Parents' Choice Award Winner, 2009
  • Among longlisted titles for AudioFile Best Voices, 2008
  • Among shortlisted titles for Audie Award Finalist, 2009
  • Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2008

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 2/2/2014

    " I checked this book out from the library about a year ago and returned it without reading it. About a month ago we got the audiobook from the library (read my Jim Dale) and IT IS SO GOOD. Lia wants to listen to them over and over again. The story about Debbie the little tabby cat got me all teary eyed. I'm not even an animal story sort of person! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 1/31/2014

    " Clara and Ian both really enjoyed this read-aloud, even though it's above their reading levels. I loved the questions it prompted...everything from vocabulary to comprehension questions. The illustrations are fabulous. Obvious why it's on Sonlight's read-aloud list! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 1/27/2014

    " All my kids have loved this book. Beautiful illustrations and touching stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tena | 1/21/2014

    " I read this collection to 5-year-old son. The stories were wonderful, touching, and beautifully illustrated. I highly recommend this compilation! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie | 1/19/2014

    " Between 4 and 5 stars. My 5-year-old thoroughly enjoyed every story in this book, and he LOVED the illustrations. Beautiful artwork and tender stories about animals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Whatsamatahari | 1/16/2014

    " We first began reading this lovely book to our daughter when she was 3 years old. In retrospect it sounds so young, but I wanted her to learn about the natural world and to develop curiosity and compassion for all creatures, great and small. I wanted her to hear the richness of the author's voice narrating the richly described countryside or animals of the countryside. Our daughter is a huge animal lover, naturalist, and passionate learner about the natural world. Oh, she's also one brilliant reader and oral storyteller; I do think James Herriot's writing has had a huge influence on her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 1/14/2014

    " Touching true animal stories - easy for narrations.. beautiful pictures. Great book to read with children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 1/13/2014

    " Excellent, with beautiful pictures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 1/13/2014

    " This collection has proven a favorite with both my youngest (6) and myself. Beautifully illustrated and lovingly told, we've read most of these more than once now and I never roll my eyes when he asks to read another one of these "one more time." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hanalei1208 Be | 1/10/2014

    " Cute short stories that are very appropriate for children. Read by Jim Dale these animal stories come to life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth Butler | 12/29/2013

    " A wonderful collection of stories for both the child and adult to enjoy together. Some make you laugh, some make you cry, and some really make you appreciate farm life. The stories are enjoyable and the illustrations are equally beautiful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emilee | 12/19/2013

    " I highly recommend this book. Gianna wants me to read it to her over and over again. The illustrations are absolutely beautiful. Your kids will love this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Khristina | 12/12/2013

    " I loved the beautiful illustrations! I was also very impressed with the vocabulary and length of each story. This is one I would like to have in our home library. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debrarian | 12/2/2013

    " Funny, touching stories, wonderfully narrated by Jim Dale. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Enid | 11/30/2013

    " This book warm and wonderful, particularly for animal lovers such as my son. He loved every story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela | 10/21/2013

    " This book is one of my favorites to read with Joseph. The pictures are beautiful and the stories are so endearing. I just love this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 8/11/2013

    " We loved this book! I read this with both my 3 year old and my 7 year old. They were both mesmerized by the gorgeous illustrations and beautiful stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 6/20/2013

    " We'll need to check this one out again. Enjoyable true stories of animals. Lovely illustrations by Ruth Brown and Peter Barrett. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amyc | 3/5/2013

    " Love this! I listened to it and I loved the narrator! I wish I lived in Yorkshire and had a pet for this guy to come and take care of!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi | 2/24/2013

    " My Grandmother gave this book to me when I found out I was pregnant. I remember reading to my kids when they were little. I love these stories and the kids always loved them to. Even now that they are teenagers they ask me remember when you read this or that story to me mom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 2/17/2013

    " I love this book. I read it with my older boys, and now my 6yo. The illustrations are superb, and the stories are wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hazel | 9/22/2012

    " A collection of short stories with beautiful illustrations designed for children. A wonderful book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 5/5/2012

    " Beautiful illustrations and interesting stories. My kids enjoyed each one and hope that we read more by James Herriot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan Lengel | 8/30/2011

    " Just the sort of thing you hope will imprint on the memory screen of a young child; fresh,clear, pure, and good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 5/11/2011

    " This is a delightful book of warm, cozy true stories by the veterinarian, turned author, James Herriot. His children's stories are as fun, humorous, and wonderful as are his books for adults. My kids loved this one ... the illustrations are fabulous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 3/25/2011

    " Blake said he would like to rate this 30 stars he liked it so much. And the book has inspired him to go into the veterinary field. Sweet stories and beautiful illustrations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 1/11/2011

    " So much fun! Jim Dale (Harry Potter narrator) reads the audio. It was a blissful two hours of listening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melody | 1/4/2011

    " Wonderful animal stories with charming illustrations. Any animal lovers will enjoy these stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 12/2/2010

    " So much fun! Jim Dale (Harry Potter narrator) reads the audio. It was a blissful two hours of listening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie | 11/12/2010

    " Between 4 and 5 stars. My 5-year-old thoroughly enjoyed every story in this book, and he LOVED the illustrations. Beautiful artwork and tender stories about animals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 11/4/2010

    " I have always loved his stories, and this version has beautiful illustrations. Hannah particularly loved the story about the dog who only barked once in his whole life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 11/4/2010

    " Read by Jim Dale!! I love Jim Dale. We love this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 9/22/2010

    " I love James Herriot and his Children's Treasury is beautifully illustrated. It was fun reading it aloud to the kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 8/22/2010

    " These are some of the best children's stories. I don't mind reading them over and over again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 8/21/2010

    " This charming book with full page color illustrations gives the reader the feeling of living in the Yorkshire Dales. Charming stories that make you feel good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hanalei1208 | 8/6/2010

    " Cute short stories that are very appropriate for children. Read by Jim Dale these animal stories come to life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/16/2010

    " What a wonderful collection of stories. It is educational and high quality literature. Something I want my children to appreciate and love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amyc | 4/9/2010

    " Love this! I listened to it and I loved the narrator! I wish I lived in Yorkshire and had a pet for this guy to come and take care of!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela | 2/26/2010

    " This book is one of my favorites to read with Joseph. The pictures are beautiful and the stories are so endearing. I just love this book! "

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About the Narrator

Jim Dale is the voice of all the characters in the Harry Potter audiobook series. As a narrator he has won two Grammy Awards, seven Grammy nominations, and ten Audie Awards. As a stage and screen actor, he has won a Tony Award, four Tony nominations, four Drama Desk Awards, and two Academy Award nominations. In 2004 he was made a member of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth.