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The Adventures Of Santa Paws
     

The Adventures Of Santa Paws

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by Nicholas Edwards
 

Two bestselling books bound into one Christmas canine super special!

From homeless puppy to hometown hero!

Santa Paws comes to the rescue in these two holiday stories. In Santa Paws, a lonely puppy wants one thing more than anything else this Christmas-a home to call his very own! When he rescues a family from a burning building and saves a boy from drowning,

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Two bestselling books bound into one Christmas canine super special!

From homeless puppy to hometown hero!

Santa Paws comes to the rescue in these two holiday stories. In Santa Paws, a lonely puppy wants one thing more than anything else this Christmas-a home to call his very own! When he rescues a family from a burning building and saves a boy from drowning, his heroics earn him the nickname Santa Paws and captivate an entire town.

In The Return of Santa Paws, it's Christmastime again. Santa Paws and his new owners are flying to a celebration in New England. Disaster strikes when their plane crashes in the snowy woods!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
Two full sized books are included in this edition: Santa Paws and The Return of Santa Paws, each consisting of about 150 pages and each taking place at Christmastime. The quality of the stories varies. The first one is much too long; it changes point of view often and unexpectedly, and is so unrealistic that it verges on the ridiculous. It introduces a stray dog living in the streets with his mother and siblings. One day his family disappears and the stray goes into survival mode. Somehow he knows how to raise his paw to shake hands, roll over, and do other tricks that trained dogs do—although he has never lived with humans. The clincher is his awakening in a shopping mall and feeling uncomfortable "because he needs to go to the bathroom!" Not a common doggy thought by any stretch, but certainly not even possible for a dog that has never been inside a house. The dog seems to have a psychic sense about people in danger and rushes to rescue them, earning his name of Santa Paws. When he wanders onto the grounds of the elementary school, he comes in contact with Gregory and eventually Gregory's family takes him in. The second book begins in the same jumbled way, but becomes more interesting and feasible after the first few chapters. It features Gregory, his sister, and Santa Paws traveling in a small plane piloted by his uncle. The plane crashes in the mountains. Santa Paws aids in pulling the injured uncle out, just before the plane falls over a ridge. The rest of the survival story is still pretty far-fetched, but over all it has a more plausible tone than the first. The seriously injured uncle helps the children figure out what to do and gives them directions for walking through the snowy wilderness to find help. The dog helps in ways that more doglike and the point of view is a bit more consistent. Only the most devoted dog story fans will stick it out with either of these stories. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545225519
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Series:
Santa Paws Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 7.59(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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The Adventures Of Santa Paws 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great Book our 8yrd old loved it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the begining, end and random middle of both stories before letting our daughter read. We often have problems finding books that are intellectually stimulating while age appropriate. These stories were a good mix; thought provoking without confusion or too much violence. The only drawback is that it is a very quick read. This makes these stories a great find for parents of 3rd/4th graders.