An angel tells the heartwarming story of a small, homeless, dog who longs for a loving family and by an amazing turn of events, Scrapper finds a home on Christmas Day!
Title: Scrapper’s Christmas Story
Author: Maria J. Andrade
Publisher: Clara Publishing
Publication Date: November 18, 2022
Genre: Children’s Fiction
An angel tells the heartwarming story of a small, homeless, dog who wanders through busy streets longing for a loving family. The enchanting Scrapper’s Christmas Story, is a children’s book that is sure to captivate young hearts this holiday season.
Written in a captivating style reminiscent of classic children’s books, Scrapper’s Christmas Story, takes
young readers on a magical journey filled with friendship, wonder, and the true spirit of Christmas. Follow the lovable Scrapper, alone, cold, and friendless, as he embarks on an unforgettable adventure, where he is
befriended by the kindness of an immigrant man who also knows the need to belong. Both dog and man discover the magic of the holiday season and the joy of giving.
Scrapper’s Christmas Story, is ideal for children of all ages, making it the perfect choice for parents, grandparents, and loved ones seeking a heartwarming story to share during the holiday season!
“I am an angel and I will tell you a story this Christmas Day. It is a story about a small dog. He was the smallest in a group of three street dogs who had no home. Small dog would often look for food where he could. Sometimes he found scraps of food near the garbage cans or he ate food which has been dropped on the street. He also got food from a kind man who fed him.
Often he would go to an alley with the other dogs because there they would be fed by Mr. Rosario, a good man who worked in a business nearby.
But small dog was the last to eat because the bigger dogs pushed him out. Mr. Rosario had tried to catch the dogs so they wouldn’t be homeless, but they always ran away when he got close.
One day Mr. Rosario stood there looking at the smaller dog who was waiting behind the pack to eat. He said, “Small dog, I will call you “Scrapper, because you only get scraps of food and that is not enough even for a small dog like you.”
HOW I BECAME AN AUTHOR
By Maria J Andrade
As children we are influenced by certain people who can help shape the path of a child’s future. It happened to me when I was thirteen years old.It is true that I wrote plays and poetry with my best friend Mimi in my pre-adolescent years, but it wasn’t until I was encouraged by my teacher, a nun by the name of Sister Marie Ann, that I entered a contest in school to write on one of three topics, hope, faith and charity.
I chose to write about hope and simply turned in my essay along with my fellow classmates. It was my teacher who though it was good enough to enter in the school contest. When I won the contest, I was both pleasantly surprised and horrified because it meant I had to read my essay to the whole school! This was a terribly scary thing for a shy, self-conscious, thirteen-year-old to do. However, with legs shaking I got up and read my article on Hope, was applauded, and given a ribbon as a prize. This the first time I had ever known I could do anything well, least of all writing!
So in my adult years, I continued the practice of writing. I have written ten books in all, five for children and five for adults, poetry, science fiction, self-help books, a meditation book, and recently, a fiction novel for women.
Defiance and Redemption, is based on a true story about women in my family. It takes the reader through the adventures of three young friends who overcame, scandal, oppression and redemption, by sticking together and believing in their right to define themselves and their futures.
I write to inspire, entertain, and bring hope to my readers. That theme of hope still moves its spirit through my writing!
Maria J. Andrade was born in Ecuador, South America, and raised in New York and California. She has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of La Verne, California and retired from private practice after thirty eight years. For over twenty-five years, Maria’s books for children and adults have been found in a variety of genres and book stores.