|Plot Summary of Rosy is My Relative|
|"When Adrian Rookwhistle inherits Rosy, an alcoholic circus elephant, his first thought is how to get rid of the animal. He soon decides to head down to the coast to try and find a circus he can pay to take Rosy in. On his walk to the coast the pair get into all kinds of adventures. Rosy upsets a fox-hunt and drunkenly messes up a debutante's coming-out dance. When Adrian is injured, they meet up with the Filigrees, an eccentric father and his charming daughter, whom Adrian falls immediately in love with. When she becomes angry with him for wanting to get rid of Rosy, Adrian decides to continue on his way and takes a ferry to an island off the coast, where he meets an actor who recruits him and Rosy to take part in a play. Disaster strikes when Rosy finds a bottle of alcohol just before curtain time, and she and Adrian find themselves under arrest and accused of a variety of crimes. This is when their friends come together to plan a brilliant defence and try to save them from going to prison."
Jˇhanna, Resident Scholar
|"The author Gerald Durrell is an animal lover and this is one of his
humorous stories. The story starts by a young man, Adrian Rookwhistle, recieving a letter from his uncle and told him that before he dies he was going to let him Rosy. Adrian did not know that Rosy was an elephant. He was shocked when he saw this huge beast.
After taking his friend's advice of going and sell Rosy to the circus, it showed Adrian that it was not an easy task to do for him because many times Rosy got drunk. It really liked beer. In his adventures, he faced many problems and also destroyed the Monkspepper Hunt, Lord Fenneltree's party and made a total destruction in Mr. Clattercup's Theater. During his adventures, a train once hit Adrian and after being cured by Samantha,
he fell in love with her. The adventures still continued but the story finished with a happy ending. "
Karl Micallef, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Rosy is My Relative|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kind of animal:
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- fancy mansion
- mostly 1st
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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