The Rainbow Rocket

Fiona Tinwei Lam

Description & Details

The Rainbow Rocket takes James on a marvelous and magical dream journey to visit his beloved grandmother, whose beautiful paintings and loving guidance have inspired his own creativity. Their bond of love remains strong despite her struggle with Alzheimer’s and subsequent death. Celebrating the Chinese holiday of Ching Ming, James finds a meaningful way to honour his grandmother’s rich legacy of art.


  • Author: Fiona Tinwei Lam
  • Ages: All ages
  • Pages: 32

About the Author:

Fiona Tinwei Lam has authored three poetry collections and a children’s book. She has collaborated on award-winning poetry videos that have screened internationally. Shortlisted for the City of Vancouver Book Award and thrice selected for BC’s Poetry in Transit, her work appears in over 40 anthologies, including Best Canadian Poetry (2010, 2017 anniversary edition, and 2020). She was recently appointed Vancouver's sixth Poet Laureate. Born in Scotland, she emigrated to Canada at a young age with her family. She teaches creative writing at Simon Fraser University’s Continuing Studies.