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25 November 2007 ·

Rye School takes Nim to town

I went to visit the Rye Primary school Library Enhancement group last Friday; a great bunch of kids – and needless to say, they all share my passion for books and reading!

They presented me with a poster that will be hung in shop windows in Rye when people borrow a Nim’s Island from the school – because they hope that all the families at the school have now had a chance to read Nim’s Island together, and are ‘re now taking the book out to shops and places in town. (How great is it that the school’s crest includes a seal?)

I couldn’t scan it all in one, but the school’s crest hangs down from the book poster.

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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