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Moses the Kitten

post written by Emma Filbrun

Moses the Kitten, by James HerriotTitle: Moses the Kitten
Author: James Herriot
Major Themes: Farming, Yorkshire, Vets
Synopsis: As the vet arrives at Mr Butler’s farm, he finds a kitten huddled in a freezing marsh and takes it to the house for the farmer’s wife to care for.

Moses the Kitten is a beautiful picture book. Told by master storyteller James Herriot and illustrated by Peter Barrett, it will be loved by any young child fortunate enough to have a copy. The pictures are absolutely gorgeous full-color paintings of an old-fashioned farm in Yorkshire, England. The story, while simple, is a delightful tale of a kitten found dying in a freezing marsh and rescued by the vet as he comes to the farm. This is the first story in James Herriot’s Treasury of Inspirational Stories for Children.

No warnings!

Age Levels:

Read Aloud—Ages 3 – 4, 5 – 8
Reading Independently—Ages 7 – 9


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Keywords: Cats, England, Farming, Kittens, Vets, Yorkshire

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