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20 August 2011 ·

Burnside High School Library: Raven’s mountain / Wendy Orr

Burnside High School Library: Raven’s mountain / Wendy Orr

Another young reader review, this one for Raven. And much as I love Nim, it’s especially good to hear about readers enjoying my new baby.
I liked this book because I like tramping and climbing. There’s a rockfall at the top of a mountain and Raven, though hurt, is the only one who can get help for the others who are trapped in a cave made by the rockfall. Her journey down the mountain is scary and dangerous. I thought that the author made Raven a real person, though a bit too perfect, maybe.

Who would enjoy this? If you like quick-read adventure stories which make you wonder if you would be able to do what the main character did, then you would probably like this book.

Reviewed by Katya


  1. Jane Hi Wendy. I just googled you and was thrilled to find your blog. Last night, my daughter and I finished reading Poppy's Path. I have to congratulate you Wendy. It has become one of my favourite children's books ever. Your descriptions such as 'sometimes you don't choose the path you want, because it chooses you.' and so much more. thank you thank you. I'm wondering if I buy a signed copy of the book from you. It would mean the world to Stella, and I. We're going to start Raven's Mountain this weekend. My email address is attached to my blog i think. thank you so much and best wishes to you.
    Jane x
    September 10, 2011 at 4:25 pm · Reply
  2. Wendy Orr Thanks for the kind words! It's lovely to hear of someone loving Poppy.

    Happy to send you a copy ($10 + postage)

    Hope you enjoy Raven and Nim too.
    September 10, 2011 at 4:28 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