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All Creatures Great and Small Book Review Summary

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The first book in the series of vet James Herriot ( a.k.a. Alf Wight ). A wonderful heartwarming story of life in Yorkshire Dales. When Herriot accepts a job working for Sigfried Farnon, he had no idea what he was getting into. In this book you'll meet Mrs. Pomfrey and her very spoiled dog, Tricky-Woo, Mr. Mulligan and his "womiting " Clancy. You'll see how Herriot finds both friendship and love in the beautiful town of Darrowby. With his amazing writing style, you'll float away to the Yorkshire Dales.
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This is the start to one of the most famous series of all time - James Herriot's books about his life as a veterinarian in Northern England. All Creatures Great and Small begins with Herriot getting a job as assistant to a rather unusual vet, Siegfried Farnon, and goes through his early years as a working vet with a varied practice - both large and small animals. Though the stories are far from momentous, they are wise, witty, and wonderful; there's a good reason millions of people love these books.
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Plot & Themes

Animal story?    -   Yes Kind of animal:    -   horse    -   dog (non-Pomeranian)    -   bird job/profession:    -   veterinarian/zoologist Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1900+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   veterinarian Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   British

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm    -   lot of descript of animal care Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Century:    -   1930's-1950's    -   1900-1920's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   encouraged    -   like laughing If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book

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