Hammond Elementary students were taken on a journey around the globe when local author Joseph Patenaude came for a visit last month.
The award-winning writer read his new book, The Bubble, during a presentation in the school library, telling the story of a bubble’s adventures as it discovers the beauty of the world. Patenaude, who was born in the Lower Mainland, said he was inspired to write the book when he saw his son and daughter blowing bubbles in their backyard.
“It has an optimistic outlook with the message that the world is big and sometimes scary, but that the good outweighs the bad, that there is always something new to discover and that the sun will always rise again, even after a storm,” he said.
The book won the 2021 Impact Book Award in the children’s inspirational category.