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18 April 2009 ·

Peeling the Onion

Playing with my new computer, I found this on UTube – a student production of Peeling the Onion. A great job – and a nice coincidence as I talked to a class in Brisbane about the book while I was there. Nice to know the book’s still being studied! It came out first in 1996.

Very different talking about it now too. When I first started doing school talks about this book I was walking with a stick and unable to stand for more than a few minutes; it was painfully obvious that the book was based on personal experience. It’s nice to be able to talk about it much more as fiction now!

Here’s the link to the video:

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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