Dalton's Dream

My Ancestors Sailed From Scotland in the mid 1700's

by Paula Jones



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/6/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 40
ISBN : 9781481749916
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 40
ISBN : 9781481749909

About the Book

Dalton’s Dream is about a twelve-year-old boy from the twenty-first century who falls asleep after reading his family history book, which shows what it was like for a twelve-year-old growing up in the early 1800s and the challenge of daily survival. In his dream, Dalton wakes up in the year of 1839 to a gunshot and finds himself sitting on a wooded snowy ground next to a stream, still holding his cell phone and wearing his red soccer uniform. He meets his ancestors and tells them what their future will be...Who they will marry, how many children they will have and we have an African American President in the twenty-first century, which was shocking to them, as slavery was being practiced. This book was inspired by Dalton’s family history book and was written with the hope that young adults would take a serious interest in their family history and appreciate the sacrifices their ancestors made for them. This book is also intended to give young adults a fresh awareness of how fortunate they are to live in the twenty-first century with modern conveniences and to have a better appreciation for their parents and teachers, making them realize how important getting an education is for a better future.

About the Author

Paula Jones always wanted to be a teacher, to share not only what was in books but also her own storehouse of knowledge and learning lessons in life that would support the choices of young people as they approach adulthood. After leaving the University of Arkansas in 1966, Paula moved to New York City, where she became interested in ancient art and had numerous opportunities to travel to areas of the ancient world. She moved to Miami Beach in 1984 and sold luxury real estate. After attending several family reunions, she realized how important it was for our future generations to remember who their ancestors were. This inspired her to recently publish her family history and led her to write Dalton’s Dream in hopes that, with each turn of the page, young adults reading it will have a better appreciation for their parents. She also hopes they will appreciate the life they live in the twenty-first century and never forget the sacrifices their ancestors made for future generations. Paula currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she recently retired from real estate and enjoying her “bucket list.”