A Snow Globe Spurs a Flight to France in 'Pap Pap Goes to Paris'

Jul 11, 2018

Janie Dempsey Watts holds a snow globe similar to the one in her new book for children.
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After writing two novels for adults and a short-story collection, Chattanooga author Janie Dempsey Watts has published her first book for children, Pap Pap Goes to Paris: And so does Ricky. She joins us to talk about it.

Publisher's description:

Seeing a snow globe of the Eiffel Tower, Ricky wants to go to Paris with his grandfather to climb the famous monument.

After convincing his parents, he travels to Paris and experiences everything from cobblestones to croissants.

He sees the gigantic tower up close, and wonders how he will make it up the almost 700 stairs. With encouragement from his grandfather, Ricky tackles the stairs and learns the importance of teamwork and persistence.