Roland’s family is always entering competitions, they won a miracle gadget once, except they couldn’t put it together. Winning the last competition was so embarrassing that Roland would just rather never go to school again. However Roland can’t help being interested in a new competition, where first prize is a two story house on the paradise coast.
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 Dragonfly Song, a novel in free verse and prose of an outcast girl who becomes a bull-leaper in Bronze Age Crete. Read full bio