|Plot Summary of All Creatures Great and Small|
|"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."
Ivy, Resident Scholar
|"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."
Alexandra Cossaboom, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of All Creatures Great and Small|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Kind of animal:
- dog (non-Pomeranian)
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- lot of descript of animal care
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- eccentric personalities
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
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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