Reminiscent of James Herriot's tales of creatures great and small, Gay Balliet-Perkins' story recalls her and her veterinarian husband's experiences tending the health of strange and delightful barn animals, buffaloes, birds, burros, and other friendly beasts.Her tales range from life-threatening situations to moments of absolute hilarity traveling the historically rich and colorful Pennsylvania Dutch country to tend the health of delightful barn animals.
"Eminently readable. Will be welcomed by everyone who enjoyed James Herriot's efforts. This one will be very popular."
"Balliet is a worthy successor to James Herriot. Touched By All Creatures is a book that readers will return to again and again."
- Midwest Book Review
"The wonder of animals and the earthy, humane details of doctoring them shines through."
- Publishers Weekly
"Genuine... quickly draws readers in."
- School Library Journal
"Every bit as eccentric, loveable and heart-tugging as [James Herriot's] Yorkshire chronicles."
- Sunday Tribune Review
"Insightful...Balliet is as careful an observer of human manners as those of animals."