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5 February 2011 ·

Wendy Orr’s RAVEN’S MOUNTAIN � Love That Book – Books for the Young

Here’s the first online review that I’ve seen for Raven’s Mountain, on the “Love that Book” blog. I still haven’t read ‘Hatchet’ – somehow I’d missed it before I wrote the book, and decided against reading it while I was writing. I finally bought it last week – and feel much happier about reading it now that the first comparison has been favourable. ( Always daunting to be halfway through working on a book when people start telling you about how similar it is to something they’ve loved…)

Wendy Orr’s RAVEN’S MOUNTAIN � Love That Book – Books for the Young

This reminded me so much of Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, that exciting survival story that so many have loved. A family has a weekend together hiking and camping in the mountains. It is supposed to be a time of bonding and healing but a freak accident has the young girl Raven trying to get help. She can speak to her sister through a crack in the rocks but has to leave her there. She has no compass, no food or water and there are bears around.
Very very exciting. Chris


  1. Wendy Thanks to VEZON for this comment:

    Good job Wendy Orr!I'm reading NIMS ISLAND with my class and it is great.It has really good details and it's a great mystery.

    (I somehow hit reject instead of publish, so I've just had to copy it in from the email. Very sorry, Vezon - it really was an accident! I'm very glad you're enjoying Nim.
    March 31, 2011 at 9:10 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