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4 June 2011 ·

Raven’s Mountain on Speech Pathology Australia Awards Shortlist

I’m thrilled to hear and share that Raven’s Mountain has been shortlisted for the 2011 Speech Pathology Australia Awards, in the Upper Primary section.

These awards “aim to promote literacy and the need for good literacy skills, while building a library of resources that speech pathologists, teachers and parents can use to help promote literacy and reading.” 

There are 12 books in the Upper Primary section, and reading the list, I can only feel flattered to have Raven in there with them – and especially nice to see her with my friend Lian Tanner’s Museum of Thieves. 

When you get right down to it, recognition and praise, which is exactly what an award shortlisting is, always feels good! 

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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