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Wendy Orr

Wendy Orr

  • 4 stars across 13 books
Wendy Orr was born in Edmonton, Canada, but grew up in various places across Canada, France and the USA. She started writing for children after a career as an occupational therapist. She's the author of many award-winning books, and lives on the Mornington Peninsula.
3rd July 2008

Nim's Island

Nim lives on a beautiful island in the middle of the wide blue sea with her father, Jack, an iguana called Fred, a sea l... MoreNim's Island

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22nd April 2014


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10th April 1997

Paradise Palace

Roland's family is always entering competitionsthey won a miracle gadget once, except they couldn't put it together, and... MoreParadise Palace

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1st October 2006

Peeling the Onion: A gripping story, told with honesty and biting humour

Jenny rushes in; stops and turns pale at the sight of my scaffolded neck. This isn't what she expected to see - and for ... MorePeeling the Onion: A gripping story, told with honesty and biting humour

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31st December 1994

A Light in Space

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1st February 2011

Raven's Mountain

Raven is first to reach the mountain top. Her sister and step-dad are still climbing the trail below. She is alone on to... MoreRaven's Mountain

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25th June 2014

Rescue on Nim's Island

Nim lives on an island with her father, Jack, a marine iguana called Fred, a sea lion called Selkie, and their friend Al... MoreRescue on Nim's Island

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1st February 2003

Spook's Shack

Deep in the bush, where the trees grow tall, Finn discovers an old deserted shack. Inside is shivery cold, with green fu... MoreSpook's Shack

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4th April 2019

Swallow's Dance

I wonder if the first day of Learning is always like this - do the girls on the hill always feel the ground tremble unde... MoreSwallow's Dance

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2nd September 2021

Cuckoo's Flight

NOTABLE BOOK: 2022 CBCA Book of the Year, Younger ReadersIf she had stayed to load the kiln as she should have, she'd ne... MoreCuckoo's Flight

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