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1 June 2007 ·

First Aussie Children’s Book as a Hollywood feature?

A bit of trivia:
I’ve been asked a few times whether Nim’s Island is the first Australian children’s book to become a Hollywood feature film.

Do any film buffs out there know the answer?


  1. Anonymous No idea, sorry.
    June 18, 2007 at 6:58 pm · Reply
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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