Wendy Orr's books have been published in 27 countries and won awards worldwide. Her books Nim's Island and Nim at Sea were inspired by a story about a young girl running away from home that Orr wrote at only nine years old and have also been adapted into feature films starring Jodie Foster and Gerard Butler.
Her latest children's book Dragonfly Song combines elements of fantasy with prose and poetry to re-imagine the mythology of ancient Crete into the coming of age story of a young girl named Aissa. Dragonfly Song was the winner of the 2017 Prime Minister's Literary Awards for children's nonfiction and the 2018 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, children's literature, both in Australia.
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