Pauline Jacqueline Adams’ “Valentine’s Journey” Moves Pet Lovers’ Literature Closer into the Realm of Seriously Engaging Reads

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Heartwarming Story of Pet Welcomed into Family in New Picture Book

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Through booster shots, puppyhood distemper, teething, and obedience training, Pauline Jacqueline Adams’ Valentine's Journey, a work about a puppy she found online in the Internet whom she and her husband fell in love with, is literature pet lovers will fall for, displaying a depth of pet psychology/training that should become a standard for the millions of households who have welcomed canis familiaris as a valuable addition to family. Wanting only to give her a happy home, the author has found that, more than someone who could provide them with good memories, their pet Valentine’s life offers lessons that many can learn from.

Valentine is a female of the Havanese toy breed – mischievous, playful little dogs considered native to Cuba that have been pampered lapdogs for Havana aristocracy for centuries. Pretty and intelligent like most of her breed, Valentine’s Journey is a detailed approximation of how, if Valentine crashed a word processor to tell the tale of what she has seen and felt, a dog’s life would sound to people. It is, there is no avoiding the word, cute – and cuddly and perfectly attuned to the uses which Valentine’s breed has been developed.

Both in the personal and generalized sense, the book’s seemingly simple story moves into the realm of formal (even laudable) literature. Mankind is moving into that sphere, ready to acknowledge other species as deserving elevation following its level. It is an idea whose time comes closer with the appearance of this tactile, engaging work of the biographer’s art. Completed by the author’s own watercolor paintings, this is a book to treasure.

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About the Author
Born in Wood, Huntington County, Pennsylvania on May 27, 1937, author Pauline Jacqueline Adams is married to Donald, who hails from her home town. They have one daughter named Karen, and two grandchildren, Jennifer and Jesse. After graduating from school, they moved to Maryland in 1962 and this is where they reside to this day. Adams has taken some art classes at the Hagerstown Community College. She is currently taking classes on the same subject in Smithsburg with a wonderful instructor. Her great wish is to paint portraits. She loves her puppy; this is what inspired her to write the book – so as not to forget anything about her pet. The results speak for themselves – this from the fact that Pauline Adams thought better to write her pet’s life down so she would not be likely to be forgotten. She did her own illustrations for the book, and hopes to write another book about her pet Valentine, do some more photos of her with other new friends of hers. The book is about a puppy they found online. They fell in love with her and just wanted her to have a happy home.

Valentine's Journey * by Pauline Jacqueline Adams
Picture Book; $15.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4771-0984-7
Picture Book Hardcover; $25.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4771-0985-4
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-0986-1

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