In behind the raspberry bushes is a special place, a place Abby doesn't trust to just anyone. Then she looks through a knothole in the fence and right into a blue, blue eye. A toy tractor appears on her side of the fence and she pokes her little brother's stuffed blue monkey into the hole. The next morning she finds it with its tail ripped off. Who does the blue eye belong to?
Alison Lohans was born and raised in Reedley, California, and immigrated to Canada in 1971. She is an award-winning author of numerous books for children and young people, including The Raspberry Room, Picturing Alyssa, Collapse of the Veil, and Crossings. In 2008, Alison won the Saskatchewan Book Award for Young Adult Literature for This Land We Call Home. A writer all her life, Alison has spent decades mentoring other writers through workshops, creative writing classes, and a ten-month residency at Regina Public Library. She lives in Regina, Saskatchewan.