Jack: The Christmas Collie
It will take the help of all the other ornaments, and Santa, to get her back on top. A new holiday classic! Teach your kids a simple but powerful message! Life can be tough, but they don't have to give up. Read the book and start the conversation now! Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs.
Variety of Templates, panel layouts, draw your own Comics. From the Publisher A great holiday read to share with the children or just for adults to enjoy. Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention captain jack jack the christmas christmas collie great family great book collie story read jack ages dogs adventures antics collies heart heartwarming lover moments.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. I read this book in about 2 days. I loved the family dynamic in the book as well as the great family and moral values taught through the story. Jack teaches his family about love, loyalty and friendship. This book is definitely written by a man of Faith and it shows in the writing. I particularly loved how the kids came together at a critical point in Jack's life where surgery was required. I further enjoyed the boy scout camping trip. I won't say anymore as I don't want to be a spoiler. Suffice it to say that dog lovers, particularly Collie folks will find this book a joy to read, in my opinion.
I can't wait for more about Captain Jack Sparrow. One person found this helpful. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Maybe it got better, but after reading the first few chapters, I just found myself wondering where it was going. I'm sorry, as a collie lover and long time collie fosterer I expected this to keep me reading the entire book in one sitting.
I put it down and never got back to it, which is how I measure how interesting a book is. What a marvelous book for anyone, anytime of the year!! The author gives a fantastic brief summary, within the first 7 pages, of the geological changes of the earth that created Scotland. He then goes on to give a good education to us all about the hard working, tough dog breed called Colley. Then he informs us, this was a Celtic name meaning 'useful'. From that point on it was a fun story about Captain Jack, a lovable, unique in his own way, Collie.
A Collie that loved the family that adopted him and a family that, in turn, showered him with their love. Captain Jack wins the hearts of everyone that reads the book. The Christmas Collie is a wonderful story that parents can read to their children. They can share in the heartwarming and hilarious moments of pet ownership. It's also a story for anyone who has ever had a collie own them and experienced the love, loyalty and companionship they bring to a family.
If you don't have a collie, this book will make you want one! Kevin Brett wrote wonderful stories that you can picture in your mind as you read each chapter. Make this a Christmas read for your family! The story is based on a real family and Collie named Captain Jack Sparrow. The written word just captures your attention and draws you into their adventures and daily life. A family story for all ages and for those who love dogs.
You will be blessed with moments of memories of your canine companion from mischievious antics to heartwarming save-the-day tales. Truley, Captain Jack is a real "snow angel. One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. Enjoyable tale about a real collie. I have only started reading this book, but it seems to be well written and even informative. I look forward to finishing it. I have had collies for many years. The tricolor is my favorite. I was excited to see this book featuring one. I just got the book and noticed that the pictures in each chapter are all blurry.
Some look like they were taken in a torrential rain or snowstorm. Since I love the look of the collie especially the facial expression, I thought I had a defective copy.
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I contacted the author and was told this effect was on purpose. I am returning my copy. See all 15 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Source This real Collie, to be precise. Source Jack is a fun-loving, sweet, silly, adventurous and lovable Collie. Source I really loved reading this book. Now onto the writing tips! Everyone has a story. Maybe your pet rescued someone or kept them safe. Maybe your pet was a therapy dog that was there for someone as they recovered from an injury or illness.
Maybe your pet has been trained to perform some remarkable and useful tasks. Whatever it is, you have a story within you; probably several or many!
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Your life is a story. Maybe you have a story that has probably happened to many people, but not everyone knows how to cope with it or seek help or summon the courage to accomplish their goal. You might inspire them to see that they can achieve their goals; they can survive their storm or they can entertain others and make them laugh or stretch their imaginations! Every author was once a first-time newbie trying to figure out how to get his or her story out.
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