Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Shepherd, the Angel , and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog
by Dave Barry

If you like Dave Barry, dogs, kids or Christmas, you will like this book. It's a very quick read with typical Dave Barry humor and a surprising twist of sweetness added. Doug Barnes is a young high-schooler who plays a shepherd in the Episcopal Church Christmas pageant. Unfortunately, the church literally has bats in the belfrey, and, while in hot pursuit of said bats, Walter, the Barnes family's newly adopted dog, manages to bring down the house - in the middle of the pageant. Despite his disgrace, Walter provides a sorely needed bright spot in the household which otherwise would have had a very blue Christmas, due to the loss of their beloved dog on Christmas Eve. This book will appeal to a wide variety of readers.

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