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Title:
A dog named Christmas
ISBN:
9780385525985
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Doubleday, ©2008.
Physical Description:
148 pages ; 20 cm.
Series title(s):
Number in series:
1.
Summary:
Discovering that a local shelter is looking for temporary homes for their dogs over the Christmas holidays, Todd, a developmentally challenged young man, persuades his reluctant family to take in a special canine named Christmas, who teaches an entire community a lesson in the transforming power of love and goodwill.
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FICTION - KINCAID
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KINCAID
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Kincaid, G.
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Summary

Summary

In this heartwarming novel, author Greg Kincaid tells the tender story of how one very special dog changed the lives of his adoptive family--and an entire town--forever.


"Todd, they always want you to adopt a dog. That's what they do. Besides, we don't need another animal around here, and most definitely not a dog."

When Todd McCray, a developmentally challenged young man still living on his parents' Kansas farm, hears that a local animal shelter is seeking temporary homes for its dogs during the days leading to Christmas, he knows exactly what he wants for the holidays. His father objects, but Todd's persistence quickly wins out. Soon the McCrays are the short-term foster family for a lovable pooch the young man names Christmas .

But what about all the other dogs who will be forced to spend the Yuletide season in cages? In the days that follow, Todd uses his special gifts of persuasion to encourage his hometown to participate in the "Adopt a Dog for Christmas Program." What follows from his small act of kindness will teach his family, and his community, about peace on earth and good will toward men--and animals.


Author Notes

Greg Kincaid is a practicing lawyer, specializing in divorce and family law mediation. He is also the author of several novels including Death Walk at Acoma (1991), A Dog Named Christmas (2008), and Christmas with Tucker (2010). A Dog Named Christmas was adapted into a television movie in 2009 and received a Genesis Award from the Humane Society. He has published several short stories in Capper's magazine.

(Bowker Author Biography)