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7 August 2008 ·

Onions and Cake at Siena College

For all the girls at Siena College who I met yesterday – thanks so much for making it a lovely visit. Since you had to rush off afterwards, I thought I’d post a picture of your gifts so you could see how much I appreciate them! Only readers of Peeling the Onion would understand the significance of the cake, so it really did make me smile. Even before I tasted it! (The flags say: Dear Anna, Love 8A)

(It made my husband smile too. I have to tell you the cake doesn’t look quite like that anymore…)


  1. Helen That is great. I am just surfing around as you will be visiting my son's school (Lynbrook PS) next week. We are looking forward to it. He is only seven but has a copy of you "Too Much Stuff" and reading "Nim's Island" in class. How wonderful that you get out to the grass roots level to bring reading to reality for them. Thank you!
    August 28, 2008 at 5:03 pm · Reply
  2. Wendy Thanks, Helen. It's a lot of fun for me too - actually meeting the readers is a big change from spending my day chained to the computer!
    August 28, 2008 at 6:21 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