How would you feel if you were the only animal in the stable to have missed seeing Baby Jesus? Sad? Jealous? Angry? Unimportant? Thaniel the Spaniel has all these feelings. The Innkeeper's Dog tenderly tells how Thaniel's friends and the innkeeper's son help him feel special and realize all the gifts he has to offer!
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I was led to write The Innkeeper's Dog early one Christmas season to fill the drawers of a large wooden Advent calendar for my son, Nathan. Rather than filling the drawers with candy or trinkets that would quickly be eaten, lost, or forgotten, I was given the idea to fill them with pages from a Christmas story. I felt this needed to be a story that would be new to Nathan, and I wanted a story related to the first Christmas in Bethlehem. When I couldn't find a story to suit my needs, I was inspired to write one.
I knew Nathan enjoyed stories about animals. The old Christmas carol "The Friendly Beasts" came to mind. In this song, each animal in the stable tells of the gifts he or she gave the infant Jesus.
Thinking that Nathan would relate more to a dog than to a cow or a donkey, I was prompted to create the character of Thaniel the Spaniel. Then I set about answering the question of what Thaniel would have given the Christ child if he'd had a verse in the song.
The result is a story that became a special part of Nathan's Advent calendar that year. I hope The Innkeeper's Dog will become a special part of your Christmas celebration, too!
Deborah Bence Boerema was inspired to write The Innkeeper's Dog to fill the drawers of an Advent calendar for her son, Nathan. When not at her computer (with a dog in her lap!), Deborah enjoys camping and bicycling with her son and husband in Central Ohio.
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Book Description Tate Publishing, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111625103239