This story is a wonderful combination of an old man’s memories of his young life as a circus veterinarian and his difficulty facing the problems of old age. It tells about how the people and animals in a circus deal with life in their own world. All were lucky to have a job, including the young man who lost his parents and home just as he was getting ready to take his final college exam. The book has many funny situations and is engrossing – very hard to put down, with a great view of circus life and the many characters that are a part of it. The young man grows up and even finds love in this difficult situation.