A community project in December has resulted in a first place win for James' and Mandy's glimmering, decked-out neighborhood. But now that they've won the contest, the neighbors must pull off a seamless opening night of the famed Holiday Lights Tour, in which hundreds, if not thousands of visitors will come to marvel at the Christmas displays.
So, will some petty competition between friends ruin the fun for ten-year-old James? And worse, when Rosco the rascally dog tries to make up for foolish behavior, inadvertently starting an off-the-leash dog rampage across sidewalks and lawns on opening night, will the whole neighborhood’s displays be completely destroyed?
In addition, James’s seven-year-old sister, Mandy, struggles with faulty costume construction at her school train parade that week, resulting in more than just disappointment.
Find out if the boys can come together to stop the undisciplined pack of dogs, salvage opening night, and save their friendship, and find out if Mandy can learn to appreciate her independence.
A heart-warming, realistic, and contemporary action-packed Christmas adventure, ideal for boys and girls alike.
About the Author
Shana grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and currently lives in Southern California with her husband, two children, and the 'real' Rosco the Rascal - her fun-loving German shepherd who constantly inspires new stories.
More information can be found at shanagorian.com.
Table of Contents
1. Deck the Homes 1
2. Block Patrol 15
3. Better Not Pout 23
4. Guilty as Charged 29
5. All by Herself 43
6. Tangled 53
7. Falling Apart at the Wheels 65
8. Fruitcake 76
9. My Big Mouth 87
10. Trouble-Stopper 92
11. City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks 98
12. The Time Has Come 108
13. Comet, Cupid, Donner, & Blitzen 115
14. Nothing Under Control 124
15. Another One of His Stunts 129
16. Three Times a Fool 135
17. Meanwhile, Back at the Stand 143
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