Nim's Island

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

Friday, August 15, 2008

Blogger Book Club, Youth Services, Roselle Public Library, Roselle, Illinois

What a great idea - a book club on a blog!

Nim's Island, written by Wendy Orr, is delightful! A young girl lives on an island with her father, Jack, who is a scientist. Nim's mother disappeared many years before in the stomach of a whale, who's stomach contents she had gone to investigate (not a very appealing experiment, if you ask me). Nim and Jack live an idyllic existence on their island, their main communication with civilization being email through Jack's solar powered computer. Her friends are Fred, a marine iguana, and Silkie, a sea lion. All is well until Jack goes on an expedition to study plankton, and gets lost in a storm.

To read the rest of the review and/or join the book club discussion, go to:

Blogger Book Club, Youth Services, Roselle Public Library, Roselle, Illinois

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Friday, August 08, 2008

creating a picture book

Lauren Stringer is the wonderful artist who is illustrating a new picture book that I wrote. I've loved her books since I first saw them, so it was a big thrill to be able to meet her in Minneapolis earlier this year, especially as we instantly felt that we'd been friends for years - what a shame we live so far apart!

Now I feel like it's a sneaky little thrill to peek in and see what she's doing on the book:

Studio-working on now

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Nim's Island Behind the Scenes

I'm guessing that this incredibly detailed description of the making of Nim's Island, comes from the special features on the dvd. It's got quotes from interviews with Paula Mazur, Jodie Foster, Abigail Breslin, Gerard Butler, Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin, Katie Brock (animal trainer) Stuart Drysburgh, Barry Robson, and me. Don't think I left anyone out?

Nim's Island Trailer - Nim's Island Movie - Jodie Foster - Abigail Breslin

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Sunday, August 03, 2008

NIm's island Environmental Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Reed Elementary's 5th Grade, in Lexington NC for winning the Nim's Island Environmental Challenge.

I'm sorry I hadn't seen this report until today, especially as their project of planting native plants to attract native wildlife is something I feel very strongly about!

Read the full report at:
Walden Media | 2008 Press Releases | Walden Media

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