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By Erin Tierney
The Creswell Chronicle 

Local author's talent recognized internationally


August 2, 2018

Erin Tierney/The Creswell Chronicle

Hal Holbrook, of Cottage Grove, recently had his work recognized at the 2018 Paris Book Festival. He was awarded honorable mention for his children's book, "The King Who Wanted a Whale."

Back in March, The Chronicle had the opportunity to attend a world premiere musical play performance, "The King Who Wanted a Whale," by Cottage Grove Playwright Hal Holbrook at The Opal Center. It was a whimsical children's tale of a king ram with a grandiose idea to bring a whale for the moat around his castle, and chronicles all the troubleshooting that comes with such a daunting task.

This fantastical tale has since garnered attention all the way from Paris, France.

Holbrook was awarded honorable mention in the children's book category at the Paris Book Festival this year, to which he...

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