The Christmas Day Kitten

The Christmas Day Kitten (Adaptation)

By: James Herriot
Published by: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: 1986
Series: James Herriot's Animal Story Picture Books

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Millions of delighted adult readers have shared James Herriot's experiences as a country vet through his series of best-selling books. And recently, Herriot has charmed and captivated younger readers with the illustrated children's books Moses the Kitten and Only One Woof.

In The Christmas Day Kitten, James Herriot has selected another of his favorite stories and retold it for children. Debbie, an independent-minded stray cat, is a regular visitor to Mrs. Pickering's house, where, unperturbed by the three resident basset hounds, she likes to warm herself by the fire. This is the tale of how, one snowy winter, she gives Mrs. Pickering "the best Christmas present she ever had."

Herriot tells the story with humor and his unfailing sense of the love between animals and people. Artist Ruth Brown brings it to life with her wonderful illustrations. The Christmas Day Kitten is a truly heartwarming book that will give readers young and old another reason for holiday rejoicing.

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