In December 2016, a group of Bellevue families and local charities began working with the Bellevue School District with an idea of hosting Eric DelaBarre, the celebrated author of the award-winning children’s adventure novel, Saltwater Taffy.
Set in Port Townsend, Washington, Saltwater Taffy is endorsed by 12 Teachers of the Year, an Accelerated Reader title, winner of two children’s book Gold Medal awards and often referred to as a Stand By Me meets The Goonies styled adventure.
After months of planning and scheduling, we are thrilled to announce that Eric will present to the students of Stevenson Elementary, Medina Elementary, Lake Hill Elementary, Clyde Hill Elementary, Bennett Elementary and Newport Heights Elementary.
Eric is an award winning filmmaker, children’s book author, youth empowerment expert and acclaimed speaker living in Santa Monica, California. He began his career on NBC’s mega-hit drama Law & Order and is a New York Times Best Selling ghost writer for Penguin Random House. He is a feature writer for Boys Life Magazine and past president of the Santa Monica Boys & Girls Club Council.
We invite you to please enjoy the adventure of reading Saltwater Taffy with your child and look forward to meeting the students of Bellevue School District very soon. Thank you and READ ON!