Christmas with Tucker

The touching prequel to the bestselling novel A Dog Named Christmas
The sleeper hit of 2008, A Dog Named Christmas became a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie a year later, seen by more than twelve million people in the United States alone. Now, in Christmas with Tucker, Greg Kincaid brings back one of that book’s most endearing characters, sharing the moving story of George, a young boy dealing with the loss of his father, and the dog that comes into his life to offer him hope and a touch of courage.

It is the winter of 1962, and Kansas is hit with one of the worst blizzards in its history. It is during this cruel season that twelve-year-old George is called upon to endure more than even most grown men could withstand—the death of his father and the upkeep of the family farm that is his legacy.

When his mother and sisters leave for Minnesota, George has only his grandparents and the companionship of Tucker, an Irish setter, to help him persevere through these most difficult challenges. Can he find the strength to walk the road that leads to healing, finding his true self and ultimately becoming a man? A coming-of-age story for readers of all ages, Christmas with Tucker is a classic Christmas story about a young man’s love for his dog, his family, and his farm.

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By Julianna (Phoenix, AZ) · ★★★★☆ · January 05, 2012
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"4.5 stars" Christmas with Tucker is billed on the cover as a prequel to A Dog Named Christmas. While most of the events of the book take place long before A Dog Named Christmas, I still consider it to be the second in this untitled series. It begins with George McCray, th... ...more
By Denise (The United States) · ★★★★★ · March 02, 2011
Christmas to Tucker is the prequel to A Dog Named Christmas and very strongly continues in the simple, heartwarming, family values kind of vein.
The setting is a rural farming community in 1960s Kansas during one of the worst winter snow and ice storms in history. The McCray family is struggling w... ...more
By MissSusie (New Rockford, ND) · ★★★★☆ · December 18, 2012
In Christmas with Tucker we go back to George McCray’s childhood it’s the year George’s father dies and his mother couldn’t bear to stay in Kansas so she moves to Minnesota but George stays on the farm with his grandparents when the biggest storms in history hits their small town, this is a true... ...more
By Ronna · ★★★★★ · November 29, 2012
This prequel to A DOG NAMED CHRISTMAS is a must read for all dog lovers, and dog rescuers. In this story we learn about George and a life affirming season that he spent with his grandparents and an 'borrowed' dog named, Tucker.

This coming of age story takes place in 1962, when George was 13, and... ...more
By Kathy (Port Washington, WI) · ★★★★☆ · January 22, 2013
A prequel in the McCray Family fictional series about a dairy farming family in Kansas in 1962.

Do try to read this story before A Dog Named Christmas —-it'll just be a teeny bit less sad, although Kincaid has written it so that it isn't necessary---the prologue introduces how Tucker comes into t... ...more
By Erin · ★★★★★ · September 26, 2013
I downloaded this book to read over lunch. I figured it would fill a few lunch hours and give me a start on some holiday reading. I've never actually made it a point to read holiday books and if a series has a book set over the holidays, I just read it when I come to it, even if it is July. This... ...more
By Grey853 (Louisville, KY) · ★★★★☆ · November 15, 2010
When George loses his father, the upcoming Christmas looks grim. He's staying with his grandparents on their dairy farm until Christmas and then he has to leave to go live with his mom in St. Louis. In the meantime, his grandfather has brought home a neighbor's neglected Irish Setter who doesn't... ...more