Rover Saves Christmas

Nope: that’s not a reindeer! This laugh-aloud story of a wonder-dog is written by a real wonder author. Roddy Doyle has won the biggest grown-up fiction prize in the world: the Booker Prize. But kids know that his stories about the Mack family and Rover the dog are really the height of his genius. Now disaster is looming on Christmas Eve. Rudolf the reindeer is sick and Santa’s sleigh is grounded. What will happen to all the presents? Well… talented Rover may not look like a reindeer, but Santa needs his flying skills!

  • A bonkers festive treat to make kids laugh out loud
  • Roddy Doyle is one of the world’s leading authors
  • He won the Booker Prize for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
  • He also wrote the screenplay for The Commitments

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  • loved it

    I loved this book because it was very funny. I really liked Rudolph when he said that he would not work with Santa. He was also wearing sunglasses which was very funny,

    16 February 2016

  • loved it

    Santa was having a bad day and asks Rover to help. Can Rover save the day?

    The main characters in this book were Rover, Robbie, Jimmy, Santa, Victoria and Kayla. Rover is a clever, funny dog who belongs to the man next door to Robbie, Jimmy and Kayla. Victoria is their friend who lives the other side of them. Santa is a very important man who needs help.

    My first favourite part was when Victoria and Kayla flew out the window with half of Victoria’s mum’s best dress using it as a parachute.

    My second favourite part was when Victoria using Kayla mums bungee jumping rope jumps down the chimney to kiss the Mama and the Papa.

    My first favourite character was Victoria because all she can say is ‘BUM BUM’ but her family know her so well that they know what she is saying.

    My second favourite character was Kayla because all she says is who are you? And the little elf did not know what she was saying when she parachuted onto him.

    I thought this book was funny. I read it in 2 nights and I loved it. Aged 8 plus boys and girls would like this book.

    Stephanie, aged 8

    9 January 2014

  • loved it

    cool book

    18 December 2013

  • liked it

    nice book

    19 November 2013

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Authors

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    Roddy Doyle

    Roddy Doyle is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling novels: including A Star Called Henry, The Commitments and The Van. This is his third book for children published by Scholastic.

    Awards

    Roddy Doyle won the Booker Prize for his adult novel Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha in 1993.

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