A Dog Named Christmas

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Doubleday, 2008 - Fiction - 148 pages
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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.

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A sweet Christmas Story about a young man "Todd" who is a mentally challenged 20 yr old who lives on the family farm with his parents and enjoys experimenting with painting (everything- any color). He ... Read full review

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"A Dog Named Christmas" was catalogued at my library as "Adult Fiction". After reading it, I'm not so sure. The writing in this book is very simplistic as are the characters. It is a sweet story but ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

GREG KINCAID, when not writing, is a practicing lawyer, specializing in divorce and family law mediation. He lives on a farm in eastern Kansas with his wife, three horses, two dogs, and two cats.

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