Ark in the Park

Sophie lived in a tall, tall building overlooking a large green park. In the middle of the park was the biggest, strangest most wonderful pet shop in the world.

It was built like a ship, with tall glass sails stretching to the sky and it was called The Noahs′ Ark.

Every evening Sophie made three secret wishes as she gazed at the ark in the park. Over at the Noahs′ Ark, Mr and Mrs Noah, who owned the pet shop, also made a secret wish – the same one every time.

On a very special birthday, a magical meeting shows Sophie, and Mr and Mrs Noah, that secret wishes have a way of coming true.

∗Winner, Children′s Book Council Book of the Year Awards, 1995.

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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