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ISBN13: 9780385525985
ISBN10: 0385525982
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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. Thats what they do. Besides, we dont 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 Todds 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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Dog-lovers and all who seek an unforgettable tale that captures the spirit of Christmas will fall in love with this charming story, which is sure to captivate readers year-round. Heartwarming, sweet, and beautifully designed, "A Dog Named Christmas" is a true delight.

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When Todd, a developmentally challenged young man still living on his parents’ Kansas farm, hears that a local shelter is seeking temporary homes for their dogs during the holiday week, he knows exactly what he wants for Christmas. Animals are Todd’s first love, and his persistence quickly overwhelms his father’s objections to befriending a canine, a reluctance that proves to have a painful origin. The family takes in a very special animal, and the shelter’s Christmas adoption program soon grows larger than anyone had hoped. By the story’s end, Todd, with the help of a dog named Christmas, has taught an entire community the transformative power of goodwill and shared love—a lesson for all seasons.

Dog lovers and all who seek an unforgettable tale that captures the spirit of giving will fall in love with this charming story, which is sure to captivate readers year-round. Heartwarming, sweet, and beautifully designed, A DOG NAMED CHRISTMAS is a true delight.

About the Author

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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ginyah, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by ginyah)
This heartwarming book was my favorite of the decade! It is about love, loss, faith, determination and trust ... and I believe it should win!
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Denise Morland, October 29, 2008 (view all comments by Denise Morland)
What a beautiful, warm-hearted book!
This is the story of a developmentally disabled young man who teaches his family and neighbors the true meaning of goodwill. When the local animal shelter begins a campaign to place all of their dogs in temporary homes for Christmas, Todd sweet talks the whole town into participating. In the process he gives everyone a gift they couldn't have imagined.
This book could have been sappy and overly sweet, but Kincaid manages it well giving the plot just enough action and gentle humor to steer clear of the danger areas. It is so well written that it reads like a true story even though it is classed as fiction. This is the feel-good book of the season, the one to read when you are overwhelmed by the demands of the holidays, the book to give your Grandma (and your brother!) for Christmas.
I listened to the audio version of this book and what a knock-out! It's read by Mark Bramhall and he has the most beautiful, deep, gravely voice. He comes across perfectly as the thoughtful, caring, funny, but slightly flawed dad. I had not listened to him before, but I will definitely be searching out other books read by him!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385525985
Author:
Kincaid, Greg
Publisher:
Doubleday Books
Author:
Greg Kincaid
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
christmas;dogs;fiction;family
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.79x5.40x.73 in. .56 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Dog-lovers and all who seek an unforgettable tale that captures the spirit of Christmas will fall in love with this charming story, which is sure to captivate readers year-round. Heartwarming, sweet, and beautifully designed, "A Dog Named Christmas" is a true delight.
"Synopsis" by , When Todd, a developmentally challenged young man still living on his parents’ Kansas farm, hears that a local shelter is seeking temporary homes for their dogs during the holiday week, he knows exactly what he wants for Christmas. Animals are Todd’s first love, and his persistence quickly overwhelms his father’s objections to befriending a canine, a reluctance that proves to have a painful origin. The family takes in a very special animal, and the shelter’s Christmas adoption program soon grows larger than anyone had hoped. By the story’s end, Todd, with the help of a dog named Christmas, has taught an entire community the transformative power of goodwill and shared love—a lesson for all seasons.

Dog lovers and all who seek an unforgettable tale that captures the spirit of giving will fall in love with this charming story, which is sure to captivate readers year-round. Heartwarming, sweet, and beautifully designed, A DOG NAMED CHRISTMAS is a true delight.

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