THE CHRISTMAS DAY KITTEN by James Herriot
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THE CHRISTMAS DAY KITTEN

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Well-known vet Herriot retells his true story of Debbie, a mysterious stray who makes occasional brief visits to the Pickerings, until one Christmas she arrives with a single newborn kitten and then dies, leaving Mrs. Picketing, heretofore a dog-owner, entranced with her first cat. In Herriot's straightforward narration, the events provide their own drama, in this case much enriched by Brown's splendid double-spread paintings, drawing the observer right into the mellow Yorkshire landscape or up to the cozy hearth. An animal illustrator par excellence (Our Cat Flossie, p. 1288), Brown charmingly de picts both basset hounds and cats. A minor incident, well-dressed to provide a refreshing charge among holiday books.

Pub Date: Nov. 3rd, 1986
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: St. Martin's