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30 August 2008 ·

Studio-working on now

Creating a picture book

Lauren Stringer is the wonderful artist who is illustrating a new picture book I’ve written. I’ve loved her books since I first saw them, so it was a big thrill to be able to meet her in Minneapolis earlier this year, especially as we instantly felt that we’d been friends for years – what a shame we live so far apart!

Now I feel like it’s a sneaky little thrill to peek in and see what she’s doing on the book:

Studio-working on now


  1. hannah this sound great wendy! i cant wait to read it!!!
    ~Hannah from florida!
    September 7, 2008 at 4:41 pm · Reply
  2. Wendy I'm looking forward to seeing it too! This book has taken many years of rewriting - in fact I think I started it before you were born! So it'll be interesting to see how it grows as Lauren progresses.
    September 7, 2008 at 4:51 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