“Lynn Sheffield Simmons writes wholesome fiction for children, hoping to stir their imaginations and teach valuable lessons in civic responsibility.”
—Argyle (TX) American
“The dog’s hilarious antics and loveable nature are both entertaining and educational for the young reader.”
Mrs. Barnett and her crime-busting canine, Bo, are back for another adventure. With Christmas only a week away, the pair stops in Salado, Texas, where a sneaky thief is stealing presents straight from under the tree. Bo and Mrs. Barnett know they must act fast to catch the culprit, but there is a tricky problem: the bandit is disguised as Santa Claus.
After untangling himself from the Christmas lights and overcoming his fear of cats, Bo and Mrs. Barnett become sleuths in an attempt to save Christmas for the citizens of Salado. The lovable Labrador’s antics add humor to this festive read, and the small dose of suspense will keep kids on edge until the surprise ending.
About the Author
Lynn Sheffield Simmons is the author of several Pelican books, including Bo, the Famous Retriever; Bo and the Missing Dogs; Bo and the Night Intruder; Sugar Lump, the Orphan Calf; Sugar Lump’s Night Before Christmas; and Jack Crow Said Hello. A former newspaper-in-education coordinator for the Denton Record-Chronicle, Simmons earned her bachelor of science and a master of education degrees from Texas Woman’s University. She lives in Argyle, Texas.
About the Illustrator
Alison Davis Lyne is the illustrator of Pelican’s Easter Day Alphabet, Halloween Alphabet, Thanksgiving Day Alphabet, Evangeline for Children, Jacques et la Canne à Sucre: A Cajun Jack and the Beanstalk, Kudzu Chaos, and Bo and the Roaring Pines, which was her first collaboration with Lynn Sheffield Simmons. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and resides in Adairville, Kentucky.
BO AND THE CHRISTMAS BANDIT
By Lynn Sheffield Simmons
Illustrated by Alison Davis Lyne
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
128 pp. 5 x 7 1/2
16 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9781589807235 pb