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.
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