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A bright and beautiful read

Who: Anna Hill, 13, eighth grade, Tampa Preparatory School

What: All Things Bright and Beautiful, by James Herriot (Bantam, $4.95)

The plot: It's an autobiography of an English veterinarian. He writes about his experience as a vet in the late 1920s and '30s. The first chapter is about finding a job as a veterinarian assistant. His first experience with a horse with very bad colic is not one with a very pleasant memory. The groom he works with has a nasty temperament.

He experiences a full range of jobs. It teaches him a lot about veterinarian life. Being a vet is hard work but is very rewarding.

Herriot wrote a four-book series. I've read all four of them. I read his Yorkshire, which is a book he wrote on the geography and history of the area he works in.

Anna's rating: I loved them all! I want to be a vet.

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