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24 July 2013 ·

Nim Goes to Summer School

I had some great questions about Nim’s Island from some kids in summer school in Florida. The time difference made skyping too difficult, so I made them a video and sent them some pictures that go with the answers. 

On the ferry to our grandparents
The island I wanted to live on
the story I started writing 
Am I adventurous? Well, I loved it when the producer’s kids taught me to boogie board. 

With some of the  animals from Return to Nim’s Island (and of course, Toby Wallace & Bindi Irwin)Photo by Ryan  Makepeace 

With Friday, one of the sea lions who played Selkie in both movies

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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