The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog

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Penguin, 2006 - Fiction - 116 pages
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The book America took to its heart-the "hilarious" (USA Today) national bestseller from the Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist: "A Very Barry Christmas should prove a holiday favorite for years to come!" (Kirkus Reviews)

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The shepherd, the angel, and Walter the Christmas miracle dog

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Humorist Barry (Boogers Are My Beat) spins a short and cute yarn, Jean Shepherd style. The year is 1960, and the narrator is Doug, junior high prankster extraordinaire. When the beloved family dog ... Read full review

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This was supposed to be a "fun" and quick Christmas read for me. However, I didn't find it to be a particularly interesting read, nor an enjoyable one. There were a few too many crude remarks for my taste, such as what worldly middle-grade boys might say to or about girls during adolescence. Although there wasn't any actual vulgar language in it, the father in the story uses bad words frequently, as related by his son. I definitely could have passed on this book.  


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Among DAVE BARRY's recent bestselling books are his novels Big Trouble and Tricky Business; the nonfiction Dave Barry's Money Secretss the two Peter Pan sequels, written with Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatchers and Peter and the Shadow Thieves. He lives in Coral Gables, Florida.

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