Nim's Island by Wendy Orr

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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.


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About Wendy Orr

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Wendy Orr has written more than two dozen children’s books, including Lost! A Dog Called Bear, the first book in the Rainbow Street Animal series, Mokie and Bik, Ark in the Park, and Nim’s Island. She lives with her family in Australia, near the sea. www.wendyorr.com
 
Published February 12, 2008 by Yearling. 130 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Cooking, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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A child finds that being alone in a tiny tropical paradise has its ups and downs in this appealingly offbeat tale from the Australian author of Peeling the Onion (1999).

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Nim's Island

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In a starred review, PW called this novel about a girl living on a remote island "as welcome as a breath of fresh tropical air." Ages <EMPHASIS TYPE=IT

Jul 01 2002 | Read Full Review of Nim's Island

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Orr (Peeling the Onion) blithely throws credibility to the wind and inventively tweaks coincidence to create a fantasy tale as welcome as a breath of fresh tropic

Feb 19 2001 | Read Full Review of Nim's Island

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Orr (Peeling the Onion) blithely throws credibility to the wind and inventively tweaks coincidence to create a fantasy tale as welcome as a breath of fresh tropic

Feb 19 2001 | Read Full Review of Nim's Island

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