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31 May 2007 ·

‘Nim at Sea’ birthday!

Well, this is what I’ve been working on for much of the last 18 months. I seemed to be fiddling around with words and editing right up to the wire, but the Australian edition is done now, and reaches the shops in the morning. The US edition won’t be out for about another year, I’m not sure of the date yet. (And though there’s been quite a bit of interest, and a bit of negotiating, we haven’t signed for any other editions yet – with a bit of luck I’ll be able to report on a couple of them soon.)

So I’m still feeling very emotionally tied to this book, but one thing I can stand back and see is that the cover is lovely. And so are the internals; I always love Kerry Millard’s work, but this time I think it’s exceptional.

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Wendy Orr is a Canadian-born Australian writer. Her books for children and adults have been published in 27 countries and won awards around the world. Nim’s Island and Nim at Sea have also become feature films, starring Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin (Nim’s Island) and Bindi Irwin (Return to Nim’s Island.) Her latest book is Cuckoo’s Flight, a companion to the highly acclaimed Bronze Age novels Dragonfly Song and Swallow’s Dance. Read full bio