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
Where did you get the idea for the title “button hill?”
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 »
Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?
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 »
Ask the Author: Michael Bradford
I’ll be answering questions about my upcoming novel for young readers, Button Hill – to be published by Orca Books in April 2015!