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20 May 2008 ·

MS Readathon 2008 – Media – Advertisements

On my way home from Vancouver I detoured to Brisbane for the launch of the MS Readathon in Queensland. I met a lovely bunch of kids, but more importantly, an inspiring bunch of kids – the top fund raisers for last year. Some had personal connections with Multiple Sclerosis; more had learned about it through their involvement with the Readathon. But they’d all fundraised and read with extraordinary dedication.

Congratulations to all of them – and good luck to everyone reading for the Readathon this year. Here’s a link to the Community Service Announcement I recorded with Jodie Foster at Sea World the day of the Australian premier.

MS Readathon 2008 – Media – Advertisements

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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