BOOK SUMMARY: The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, steal, smoke
cigars, swear, and hit little kids. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one
Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.
None of the Herdmans has ever heard the Christmas story before. Their interpretation of the tale — the Wise
Men are a bunch of dirty spies and Herod needs a good beating — has a lot of people
up in arms. But it will make this year's pageant the most unusual anyone has seen and,
just possibly, the best one ever.