Nim's Island

A site for readers of the book Nim's Island, by Wendy Orr

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Nim at Sea sails

It's Nim at Sea's birthday today. In theory at least, she's bouncing in to shops around Australia as we speak! (Unfortunately readers in North America will have to wait another year.)

I'll talk about the writing of the book in the author journal but here are a couple of Kerry Millard's pictures from the inside, and the cover.


Apologies to anyone who read the last, quickly deleted blog - I hadn't actually intended to post a bread recipe...

Sunday, May 27, 2007

fantastic fansites

I've put in links to some great fansites for the Nim's Island stars - check them out!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Jodie | Your no #1 Jodie Foster fansite

Jodie | Your no #1 Jodie Foster fansite

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Is this Selkie?

Probably not, as she lives in the Central Park Zoo, in New York, which might be too far for her to commute to the Gold Coast... but isn't she lovely!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Nim - and Selkie - on the Gold Coast

I never thought of a sea lion having to audition for Selkie... now I can't wait to go to Sea World and meet them!

The Gold Coast Bulletin | News from the Gold Coast and around Australia

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Release Date - it's official!

Fox Walden puts four on calendar

Nim's News from Cannes

Gerard Butler Dot Net - Press, Articles and Updates - Latest News

And the release date is...

April 25th, 2008! As Variety says, that's when the Nim's Island film will 'bow'. I'd just say it's when it opens, or is released, or is born.... anyway, that's the date! I don't know if that's just for North America, my guess is the Australian date will be set a little later.

Just under a year - suddenly that doesn't seem very long at all!


And now for Jack...

I thought I'd run out of exclamation marks when I posted that Jodie Foster was to be Alex, with Abigail Breslin as Nim - but now we've got Gerard Butler as Jack!!!!!

I don't know if anyone will believe me, but I've always thought that Jodie Foster looks like Alex - the Alex in my head. And then when I saw Gerard Butler's photo on, I thought 'That's Jack!' (Okay, I haven't seen 300 yet - we do live in the sticks - but I watched Timeline a couple of weeks ago and he was fantastic in that. It was a long two weeks with fingers, toes, etc, all crossed...)

And Abigail, of course, is so sweet, so lively, enthusiastic – and smart! - who could be better for Nim?

Friday, May 04, 2007

New-look Nim for Australia

Here's Nim's new cover - what do you think???

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Filming on the Gold Coast

I chatted to the producer yesterday - and Nim will be filmed at the Warner Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast, in Queensland. How fantastic is that for any locals who want to be extras... or the author who'll be going up to see what's happening along the way!