The national bestseller from the Pulitzer Prizeawinning authoraone 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. Johnas Episcopal Churchawhich 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 theyare going to tell Dougas little sister, Becky, whoas playing one of the Host of Angels and who loves the dog more than anything; and his dadas 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.He said they were closed, but Dad said it was an emergency because we had to drop off a dog. The old guy ... Then he ducked back out and said, aSir, this dog is dead. ... And the old guy said, aWe dona#39;t take dead animals at the animal shelter.
|Title||:||The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2008-11-04|