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Alison Toon

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Alison Toon was born in Leicester, England, where her ancestors have lived since the 1500's. (They include carpenters, blacksmiths, painters, farmers, frame knitters and the occasional felon.) She has lived and worked in England, the Netherlands, France and on both the West and East coasts of the USA. Her favourite places in the world include England's North Norfolk (which she searched for, but failed to find, on New York's Long Island), plus a few other diverse locations around Europe, the Middle East and Asia, which you'll find cropping up in her books and photography. Alison is currently based near Sacramento in California.

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Alison Toon A second novel, related to Jo and the Old Man of the Sea, plus the next Happy BaaBaa story.
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The next Happy BaaBaa story will have llamas!

SACRAMENTO, CA, 26 JULY 2013: Llamas and alpacas at the California State Fair, 28rd July 2013 Llama at California State FairDid you know that llamas make good protectors for other livestock? And yes, they do spit. Sometimes. Read more of this blog post »
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