Adventures with a Yorkshire Vet: Lambing Time and Other Animal Tales

Illustrator: Jo Weaver

Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: Walker Books

Age 8+

Animal Stories

This classic collection of animal stories follows the adventures of a local vet and the various animals who need his help and care. From a poorly cow who needs urgent treatment, a lost pony who needs rescuing or even a cheeky cat who keeps getting into mischief, this heartwarming collection of animal tales, set against the beautiful, snowy backdrop of the stunning Yorkshire landscape, is perfect to be shared together at this special time of year.


Julian Norton is a respected veterinary surgeon, regular on the best-loved series The Yorkshire Vet and author of many novels for adults including, Horses, Heifers and Hairy Pigs: The Life of a Yorkshire Vet and All Creatures: Heart-warming Tales from a Yorkshire Vet. Having worked in Yorkshire at various animal practices, he became partner at a practice at which Alf Wight (better known under his pseudonym of James Herriot) had worked. In 2021, Julian set up Sandbeck Veterinary Centre in Wetherby and continues to appear on the Yorkshire Vet as well as regularly appearing as a guest on television shows and literary events. Adventures with a Yorkshire Vet: Lambing Time and Other Animal Tales is Julian’s first collection of animal stories for children.


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The Bookseller

A collection of stories destined to become classics […] The stories chosen make us laugh, tug at our heartstrings and leave us with a smile as they all end happily. Their setting, the snowy Yorkshire landscape seems to be a perfect fit, ideal for an autumn read.

Armadillo Magazine

a collection of wintry and heat warming tales that every animal loving family will love to devour over a cup of hot chocolate this winter. Beautifully illustrated by Jo Weaver in charming black and white scenes,

This gorgeous book of ten stories, beautifully illustrated by Jo Weaver, is aimed at children aged 8-10, but are ultimately enjoyable for everyone to read. […] Adventures with a Yorkshire Vet would make the perfect gift for the animal-mad child this Christmas.

"6 festive reads", Yorkshire Life

There are some life or death situations mixed in with some lighter, funny ones […] it is funny and interesting to see all the methods he employs.

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