Blossom Comes Home

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St Martin's Press, 1988 - Cattle - 32 pages
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Herriot tells another timeless story of the friendship between man and animal. Making his veterinary rounds, he meets Farmer Dakin and his old cow, Blossom. Blossom is about to be sent away to market, but the cow has a surprise in store for everyone. Her reunion with Farmer Dakin is sure to warm the heart of every reader. Full-color illustrations.

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User Review  - Lesley - Goodreads

A beautifully illustrated, tender story. Read full review

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User Review  - Rosa Cline - Goodreads

All of James Herriot's stories are heart touching and REAL. He was a real live vet and tells his stories from farms and his own experiences. In this one Blossom is an old cow that the farmer was going ... Read full review

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About the author (1988)

James Herriot was born James Alfred Wight in Sunderland, England on October 3, 1916. He and his family moved to Glasgow, Scotland in late October of 1916. Herriot attended Yoker Primary School from August 1921 to June 1928. He went on to attend Hillhead High School from September 1928 to 30 June 1933, before graduating from Glasgow Veterinary College in 1939. Herriot got a job at the Yorkshire practice of J. Donald Sinclair in 1940. He was a part of the Royal Air Force from 1941 to 1943. In 1966 Herriot began writing at the age of 50. In 1972, All Creatures Great and Small is published, followed by All Things Bright and Beautiful in 1974. On February 4, 1975, Herriot received the American Veterinary Medical Association's Award of Appreciation. In 1977, All Things Wise and Wonderful is published, and a year later the BBC television series of All Creatues Great and Small begins. In 1979, Herriot receives the Order of the British Empire and honorary Litt.D. From Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. He follows that honor with the publication of The Lord God Made Them All in 1981.The following year, Herriot is made a fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and in 1983, receives an honorary D.V.Sc. from Liverpool University. Nearly a decade later, Herriot publishes Every Living Thing in 1992. He had written 15 books, which sold 50 million copies in 20 countries and worked as a vet for over 50 years before finally retiring. James Herriot died February 23, 1995, at the age of 78 of cancer.

Ruth Brown has written and illustrated more than twenty books for children since her first book was published in 1978. Among her many notable titles are "If at First You Do Not See," "Copycat," and "A Dark, Dark Tale," She lives with her husband and two sons in Bath, England.

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