This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
James Herriot - This character is the author of this novel. At the time of the book, he has two years experience as a veterinary surgeon and has just been promoted to partner. Although he has the necessary experience, this character makes it clear that he often feels helpless when trying to treat difficult cases. There are several places in the book where he admits in his writing that he simply hasn't known what was wrong with an animal. Instead of giving up, he thinks and researches until he finds a...
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