Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 Abstract
* The reader is introduced to James Herriot, who delivers the first of many animals in the book.
* Herriot meets Dr. Farnon for whom he will be working.
* Herriot has his job interview and goes with Dr. Farnon as he makes his calls.
Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 Abstract
* Dr. Farnon takes Herriot to a...
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