The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog
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The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog

By (author) Dr Dave Barry

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The national bestseller from the Pulitzer Prize winning author one of the warmest and most delightful Christmas stories ever. With fond nostalgia, Dave Barry takes readers back to a simpler time: The year is 1960, and young Doug Barnes is playing a shepherd in the Christmas pageant at St. John s Episcopal Church which is a very big deal. But there are problems everywhere. His fellow shepherds are misbehaving, which makes their director, Mrs. Elkins, yell at all of them; the girl he likes is playing Mary opposite a Joseph who is depressingly smart, athletic, and cute; the family dog is doing very poorly, and they have no idea what they re going to tell Doug s little sister, Becky, who s playing one of the Host of Angels and who loves the dog more than anything; and his dad s just gotten a flat tire, which means they might not even get to the pageant after all. But Christmas is a time of miracles. And for Doug and his family, this will be the most miraculous Christmas of all."

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 124.46 x 149.86 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
  • 28 Oct 2014
  • Berkley Publishing Group
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • 0425276716
  • 9780425276716
  • 1,067,609

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Among Pultizer Prize-winning authorDave Barry s bestselling books are his novels "Insane City," "Big Trouble," and "Tricky Business"; the nonfiction "You Can Date Boys When You re Forty, I ll Mature When I m Dead" and "Dave Barry s History of the Millennium (So Far)"; four Peter Pan prequels, written with Ridley Pearson; and his Christmas story, "The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog.""

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"Striking just the right balance between sentiment and insouciance, this slender, hip Christmas story recounts a semi-autobiographical story." --"The Denver Post " "Nostalgic...Barry is a crowd pleaser and doesn't disappoint with this tale." --"Publishers Weekly " "Should prove a holiday favorite for years to come!" --"Kirkus Reviews" "Hilarious." --"USA Today"

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