There’s a whale – some scientists think it’s a blue whale – that’s heard every year as it passes through the Northeast Pacific Ocean, near Puget Sound. Its song is very much like that of other blue whales, except for one difference: it sings at a frequency of 52 hertz, about the same level as… Read more »
Monthly Archives: February 2015
Great question! Button Hill is the name of the small town where Dekker and Riley go to live with their strict Great-Aunt Primrose. The town is built onto the top of a hill that sticks out in the middle of the prairies. I thought of the name, Button Hill, because it’s one of the places… Read more »
One day I was reading Ezra Jack Keats picture books to some kids at school. In one, I saw a painting of a cat disappearing behind a door that had been turned on its side, and was leaning against a wall. It made me wonder what would happen if a boy opened a door to… Read more »
I’ll be answering questions about my upcoming novel for young readers, Button Hill – to be published by Orca Books in April 2015!