Nim's Island

Nim's Island Cover

Nim's Island

By Wendy Orr; Kerry Millard (Illustrator)

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780385736060, 125pp.

Publication Date: February 12, 2008

Description
A girl. An iguana. An island. And e-mail. Meet Nim a modern-day Robinson Crusoe She can chop down bananas with a machete, climb tall palm trees, and start a fire with a piece of glass. So she's not afraid when her scientist dad sails off to study plankton for three days, leaving her alone on their island. Besides, it's not as if no one's looking after her she's got a sea lion to mother her and an iguana for comic relief. She also has an interesting new e-mail pal. But when her father's cell-phone calls stop coming and disaster seems near, Nim has to be stronger and braver than she's ever been before.
And she ll need all her friends to help her.

"From the Hardcover edition.



About the Author
by Wendy Orr and illustrated by Ruth Ohi

Wendy Orr was born in Canada and grew up with various pets, in various places across North America and France. In Australia Wendy has lived on a dairy farm and a sheep farm. Recently she moved to a bush block where she found an old shack with furniture, tea-cups, dressing gowns and hot-water bottles... as if the people living there had just disappeared. She wondered if a ghost might still be there. But while Wendy was writing Spook's Shack she heard a science report that said mobile phones were killing ghosts. Ghost sightings in Britain have shrunk to nothing since mobile phones have become common. Wendy is the author of several award-winning books for young children and teenagers.

Kerry Millard was born in Canada and grew up surrounded by all sorts of animals. Later she moved to Australia and became a vet. One day Kerry took her crazy dog to dog school, drew some cartoons for their newsletter, and accidentally began a new career as an award-winning cartoonists and illustrator, and author.


Praise For Nim's Island

"There is real humor and a gentle magic in Nim's Island which will easily make it a favorite for children--and their parents! One not to miss." -- Cairns Post (Australia)