The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog
By Dave Barry
Berkley Trade, Paperback, 9780425217740, 128pp.
Publication Date: November 4, 2008
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Have a very Barry Christmas!
In this ?hilarious? (USA Today) national bestseller, Pulitzer Prize?winning humorist Dave Barry pens one of the warmest, most delightful Christmas stories ever. The year is 1960, and the Christmas pageant at St. John?s Episcopal Church is a very big deal. Doug Barnes is a shepherd this year, which is better than being a Three King, because you get to carry a stick. There are problems, however. The girl he likes is playing Mary opposite a Joseph who is depressingly smart, athletic, and cute; the family dog is doing poorly, and they have no idea what they?re going to tell Doug?s little sister, Becky; and his dad?s just gotten a flat tire, which means they might not even get to the pageant. But Christmas is a time of miracles. And for Doug and his family, this will be the most miraculous Christmas of all.
“Should prove a holiday favorite for years to come!”—Kirkus Reviews
“Striking just the right balance between sentiment and insouciance, this slender, hip Christmas story recounts a semi-autobiographical story.”—Denver Post