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9 November 2008 ·

It started with a book – ABC Goulburn Murray (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Funny to see something take on its own life… this is a story and podcast about The Great Yackandandah Billy Cart Race, which started up five years ago – ten years after I’d written the book! It was just a fun little book, certainly not deep and meaningful, and it’s been out of print for years… but how lovely to hear that it’s started a real event.

It started with a book – ABC Goulburn Murray (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)


  1. Dina That's awesome!

    How cute.

    I really need to read your books. I saw it a the library the other day and thought about getting it for my son. I thought he's probably not old enough/ready for it. But then later I thought....I should have gotten it for myself!!!

    I also want to go back and read some of my favorites from my childhood.
    November 10, 2008 at 9:38 am · Reply
  2. Wendy There's always something nice about reading kids' books - new ones or old favourites. (And of course I'm always very happy for people to read mine!)
    November 10, 2008 at 9:42 am · 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