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Birds, Beasts, and Relatives Summary
Gerald Durrell

Everything you need to understand or teach Birds, Beasts, and Relatives by Gerald Durrell.

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Birds, Beasts, and Relatives Summary

Plot Summary

The story opens with a prelude called "Conversations" that occurs during a reunion of Gerald Darrell, his siblings and his mother in which he announces his intention to write a sequel to his first book, "My Family and Other Animals." His mother initially tells Gerald's brothers that she can't stop the project, but when he proposes to include a particular story about his mother, she joins in the objections. Gerald notes that, considering the number and intensity of the arguments against the project, there's only one thing to do: Sit down to write.

The book is a coming of age story about a ten-year-old boy who spends an idyllic year on the island of Cofru with his widowed mother, his older sister Margo, and his older brothers, Leslie and Larry. All have their quirks and each tolerates Gerald's love of natural science in a different way - some...

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