|Plot Summary of The Boss Dog|
|"In 1991, 54 years after the publication of her lovely first book, _Serve It Forth_, Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher published this light bonbon about an American mother and her two daughters (ages 8 and 11), and their year in the French town of Aix-en-Provence. (The time period is early 1950s.) The title character weaves through the narrative while the humans watch and speculate on his motives and activities, and the locals interact with all four and one another. Not much of significance happens, but it has all the charm of Paul Gallico's lighter stuff. You get a strong sense of the place, the time, and the foods! Fisher is an unfailingly delicate and very wise storyteller."
David Loftus, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Boss Dog|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kids growing up/acting up?
Kind of animal:
Family, struggle with
Family, loving relations
Special relationship with
- visiting a culture in other country
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 6 ()
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- mostly 3rd
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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