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8 June 2012 ·

Dee White’s Writing Classes for Kids Competition

MEET WENDY ORR – Featured Author

Dee White runs a writing workshop for kids on her blog, and often has great competitions. This month she has been kind enough to feature me, and I’ve donated a copy of Raven’s Mountain as a prize. (And of course I’ll sign it for the winner, when Dee tells me who he or she is).

So if you want to sharpen up your writing skills, and maybe win a personally signed book as well, head straight over to this blog.

Here’s one of the hints I’ve given in my post:

There are poems by Jess and Raven in Raven’s Mountain (Facing the Mountain in Canada)
Jess’s goodbye poem for Raven:
When Raven moved to Jenkins Creek
Her friends at home did wail and weep.
For those hills are far away
From the flat lands where we stay.
But when Raven bravely mountain climbs
She’ll think of friends from time to time.
So in our hearts we’ll always keep
Our dearest friend on her mountain peak.
Raven’s verse when she finally finds some food:
Cookies in my tummy,
Chocolate in my brain,
It’s really very funny
When you think you’re going insane.
ACTIVITY: Write a poem for Raven that describes what you think of her or her adventure.
(Or, of course, you can always write a poem that describes you or what you’re doing!) 

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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