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21 September 2008 ·

Australian DVD release

Nim’s Island was released in Australia this week; I haven’t had a chance to see it in stores yet myself (I do already have a copy!) but a young friend has just written to tell me that the copy she bought came with a ” free pop upthing and an iron on t-shirt.” That sounds fun – I’m going to have to have a look!

In the US, Best Buys was offering the DVD with a free copy of Nim at Sea. I don’t know if there are any left, but of course I think that’s quite a wonderful idea! It’s nice to know that watching the movie will introduce more people to Nim, and that they’ll want to follow up the next stage of her adventures.

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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