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The Dog Who Thought He Was Santa

The Dog Who Thought He Was Santa

by Bill Wallace
Problems at an Oklahoma coal mine in 1957 threaten to ruin Christmas for eleven-year-old Don's community. Don's dog, however, is determined to make the holiday a happy one for his family. Chapters are alternately told by Don and his dog, Frank.
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
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About the Author

Bill Wallace Shadow on the Snow, Trapped in Death Cave, and A Dog Called Kitty all started out as books for his students. However, it took ten long years for his first book (A Dog Called Kitty) to be accepted for publication. Since then, this former elementary-school teacher has written over 25 books and won numerous awards. Other favorites include: Red Dog, Buffalo Gal, Danger in Quicksand Swamp, Beauty, Aloha Summer, Watchdog and the Coyotes, and Coyote Autumn.

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