by Diane Distefano

A perfect story for early readers, picky eaters, and first-time travelers!

Milton’s Suitcase Adventure is a fabulously furry tale about Milton the dog, whose fondness for sleeping in unusual places leads to an unplanned trip very far from home. Milton’s epic journey is a playful escape into a world where dogs can speak French, snap selfies, and learn to navigate the Paris Métro. Along the way, Milton makes new friends, samples the local cuisine, uses his wits to get out of trouble, and learns that exploring the unfamiliar can be fun. After all, trying new things is often the very best part of life!

Featuring rhyming verse and vibrant illustrations, this feel-good story of discovery is full of surprises and giggles. Upbeat, silly, even touching, children will enjoy traveling by plane, train, and taxi as Milton takes on new experiences and learns that there’s so much more to life than snoozing. Parents and educators will appreciate the lessons of kindness, resourcefulness, resilience, and adaptability—important qualities that Milton must rely on to ultimately find his way back home. Join adorable Milton the mutt, Gigi the French Poodle, and friends, as they explore the fabulous City of Lights (between naps, of course).

What this author said about working with us...

From the moment I took my initial meeting with Patricia, right through to pushing the button to publish, the team at Luminare Press was all in, overseeing every aspect of what would otherwise have been a daunting journey. Their kind, knowledgable and attentive staff of publishing professionals were always there to answer questions and see to all the many details. A book is personal. As a newbie, I trusted them to handle my first book because I could tell that it mattered; right up to the final stages, they were fully invested in the process — and that meant a lot. Thanks to the entire Luminare team for putting your heart into every book. "Milton’s Suitcase Adventure" turned out beautifully and I’m so happy that it has found its way into the world. Diane Distefano