The Complete Adventures on Nim's Island

Wendy Orr, Illustrated by Kerry Millard and Geoff Kelly
AUD $19.99
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All three Nim novels - Nim's Island, Nim at Sea and Rescue on Nim's Island - collected in one edition to celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the original publication of Nim's Island.

In a palm tree, on an island, in the middle of the wide blue sea, was a girl.
Nim's hair was wild, her eyes were bright, and around her neck she wore three cords. One was for a spyglass, one for a whorly, whistling shell, and one for a fat red pocketknife in a sheath.

Nim lives on an island in the middle of the wide blue sea, with her father, Jack, as well as a marine iguana called Fred, a sea lion called Selkie, a turtle called Chica and a satellite dish for her email. No one else lives quite like Nim, and she wouldn't swap places with anyone.

In Nim's Island, when Jack disappears in his sailing boat and disaster threatens her home, Nim must be braver than she's ever been before. And she needs help from her friends old and new. This book was adapted as a major motion picture starring Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine).

In Nim at Sea, Nim's new friend Alex Rover flies away without saying goodbye, and Selkie the sea lion is captured by villains from a cruise ship. Nim must risk everything to bring them back. A second major motion picture was inspired by this story, and screened as Return to Nim's Island, starring Bindi Irwin.

In Rescue on Nim's Island, Nim unearths an amazing fossil, but this discovery puts her island in terrible danger. Nim must choose between saving a natural treasure and saving someone's life.

Happy 21st Birthday Nim!

Author bio:

Wendy Orr was born in Canada, and grew up in France, Canada and USA. After high school, she studied occupational therapy in England, married an Australian farmer, and moved to Australia. They had a son and daughter, and now live on five acres of bush near the sea. Her books have won awards in Australia and around the world, and have been translated into twenty-seven languages.

When Wendy was nine, she wrote a story about an orphan girl living on an island. Many years later, she remembered the feeling of writing that story, and started writing Nim's Island. The book became a Hollywood feature film in 2008, a year after Nim at Sea was published. Nim at Sea then became the film Return to Nim's Island.

Wendy has had many highlights in her writing career, including winning the CBCA Book of the Year and Prime Minister's Award for Children's Literature, and walking a red carpet with Jodie Foster, but believes that nothing compares to the thrill of the first vision of a new book.

Kerry Millard grew up in Canada surrounded by animals, including a monkey. She became a vet in Australia, took her crazy dog to a dog training club and drew some cartoons for its newsletter, which began her career as an award-winning cartoonist, illustrator and author. Kerry appears in the movie Nim's Island for about 2 seconds. She lives in Tasmania, painting and playing the fiddle.

Category: Children's
ISBN: 9781760877231
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: May 2020
Page Extent: 480
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 7 - 10

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