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Dre Erwin's Children's Book: The Little Boy Who Found Happiness in the Most Unusual Place

Updated: Apr 6, 2022

The story chronicles a young man's journey through loss and despair, and how companionship, counsel, support, and creativity help him find happiness and optimism.


Children Book, Law of attraction, rural and remote communities

Based on a true story, Dre Erwin's inspiring photography and illustration book in both English and Cree, is for readers of all ages offers a touching heartening journey.

With photos from the youth in Pinehouse, illustrations, editing and reviews by hundreds of youth Dre and his team help in northern Canada, The little Boy who Found Happiness, in the most Unusual Place, is a must for every bookshelf. As a primary care RN (AAP) in northern Canada, Dre uses photography and preventative health care through the use of therapeutic photography and primary health care.

Dre Erwin's incomparable career as a Primary Care Nurse and now children's book author and illustrator focuses on the work he does with his team, with youth and preventative youth mental health. Dre and his work, along with the Pinehouse Photography Club(PPC) has been featured on Global National News, CBC: The National, and is the focus of conversation in the CBC award winning documentary "A New Lens on Life".

Please consider purchasing your own copy on paperback or as an ebook. Most proceeds will go directly to programming for youth and looking broadly, expanding therapeutic photography clubs across Saskatchewan, Canada, and abroad.

Thank You.

"See the world through a new lens and see beauty! Guarantee! So many things we take for granted, but pictures help us see".

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Ashley Park

Ashley Park

Dre has a true passion for photography, but his night time photography is what really sets him apart from the rest. It takes a lot of patience, planning and instinct to have a successful aurora chase! Highly recommend this photographer as the qualities listed above, cannot be bought nor can they be faked

Barbara Seibold Wilkes

Barbara Seibold Wilkes

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That is what happened for me today as I viewed his once in a lifetime shot of an Aurora Borealis that spoke to me in an extremely meaningful way of a Butterfly and Angel. Delving into his long (and continuing) list of talents and accomplishments, I look forward to following Dre Erwin’s photography and life’s journey. It is a good day!

Corey O’Soup

Corey O’Soup

By putting cameras in the hands of these youth, a nurse literally is saving lives in the north.

Leanne Mikkelsen Thoroughgood

Leanne Mikkelsen Thoroughgood

Love Dre’s photography! It is breathtaking and vibrant - life affirming! Recommend following his photography as it provides calm and peace at the end of the day!

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