We're Mia and Abby and we want you to meet our human…Becky Hall.
Becky is an author of children’s books and an elementary school librarian. In meeting her, maybe you can tell how she came to write her books.
She was born in Grafton, Massachusetts and grew up in a large, old farmhouse. There were barns and farm buildings that she used as clubhouses. There were fields and forests where she explored. When she played with her little dolls, she made toothpick log cabins for them and sailed the dolls down the stream on homemade boats. She built tree houses and she had a million pets…well, maybe not a million, but she had a lot: cats and many kittens, dogs and a few puppies (YES!), chameleons, parakeets, canaries, fish, hamsters, turtles, and rabbits. Snakes, rats, and mice were NEVER part of her family zoo, though. They were pests, definitely not pets!
Sometimes Becky dressed up her kittens in doll clothes and took them for walks in the baby carriage. More often, she took walks in the woods with her dogs. Sometimes she picked blueberries in the clearing, but more often she put on plays with her sisters on the old stage above the garage. Sometimes Becky and her sister played with their blind friend Sherry. In summer, Becky and her family traveled to Cape Cod to play in the ocean. And in winter, she went north to ski in the mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire.
Today Becky lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has two children, a son and a daughter, who are both grown up; one is in college and the other has graduated. Her husband Dave is an artist and paints pictures of beautiful places. You can see his art at www.davehalllandscapes.com. Her family travels to Montana in the summer and they love exploring the wild areas of Utah. They enjoy being outdoors together, and once they even spent a year living in the Bahamas in a house on the beach.