From Wags to Riches, The Story of a Puppy's Journey from Beijing, China to Washington D.C

The Wheelbarrow Puppy Club is a new children's book about Varly, a street dog in Beijing, China, whose life was forever changed by an American teacher, Christina Valenti.
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The Wheelbarrow Puppy Club by Christina Valenti
The Wheelbarrow Puppy Club by Christina Valenti
July 28, 2014 - PRLog -- Varly's story is inspired by real life events. Valenti, while living in Beijing, rescued Varly from a vendor selling puppies out of a wheelbarrow. Like a lot of other dogs she came across throughout southeast Asia, Valenti found that puppies that did not sell at the markets or on street corners, would eventually be released to roam the streets, homeless and without food.

While the book touches on the growing global problem of homeless pets, it also carries a message of hope, love and trust. Varly, whose journey begins in a wheelbarrow, faces unfamiliar surroundings and uncertain events on her journey to America. By overcoming each challenge, she eventually ends up living in a new home with green grass, blue skies and loving parents.

About The Book

Millions of homeless, hungry, unloved dogs roam the streets of countries near and far. Street dog overpopulation is a global issue and many countries cannot, or choose not to, provide these dogs the basics of life. Wu, one of eight puppies being sold out of a street corner wheelbarrow on the chaotic streets of Beijing, China, believed that she was destined to a life on the streets. But, just as seasons change, so do circumstances. Join Wu on her journey from an impending life as a street dog, to a better life with her adoptive family.

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About the Author

Christina Valenti grew up in Columbia, Maryland.  As a kid, she loved dancing, writing, and going to the beach.  She attended James Madison University in Virginia, where she performed with the dance team and graduated with a B.S. in Media Arts and Design.  After working in the media industry for a couple of years, Christina moved to Beijing, China to teach English.

Upon returning to the US in 2012, Christina danced for the NBA Washington Wizards. During this time, she revisited her passion for writing and wrote The Wheelbarrow Puppy Club.

Christina is currently in the process of writing the next book in the Puppy Club series.

Retail and Consumer:  Publisher  Peak City Publishing
Online: Amazon
Schools & Institutions:  Follett Library Resources
Discounts available to retail, schools and institutions.  Contact the publisher for more information.

Product Details

Retail:  $9.99

Paperback: 28 Pages

Publisher: Peak City Publishing

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1935711431

ISBN-13: 978-1935711438

Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 8.2 x 0.1 inches


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