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

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Challenge: Christmas Theme Books
Our narrator, Doug, is a twelve or thirteen-year-old telling about his life in 1960, with special emphasis on the Episcopal Christmas pageant that year. The story is a wonderful one for those who wax nostalgic for a simpler time. And because the writing is very basic, it's also a great book to read your children at Christmas time. At first, I found Barry's style a bit boring as it was obviously geared toward a much younger audience; but as the story progresses, I became caught up in the humor of adolescent boys' antics and the love of a dog. The story contains tender moments and tearful moments, and a hilarious finale at the pageant.
Rating: 4
Posted by Framed at 9:20 PM

Debi said...
Hello!I'm stopping by to let you know that I've set up a separate blog for the What's in a Name? challenge. I hope you'll be able to stop by once in while to see what contests are going on and to leave links to any reviews you write. Thanks again for joining!--Annie
12/13/2007 10:29 AM
Bookfool said...
Dave Barry's style is kind of nerdy, elbow-in-the-ribs humor. I think that's what I like about him. You don't have to do a whole lot of thinking and you get some great laughs.

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