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Nim's Island | [Wendy Orr]

Nim's Island

Nim lives on an island in the middle of the wide blue sea, shared by only her father, Jack, a marine iguana called Fred, a sea lion called Selkie, a turtle called Chica, and a satellite dish for her e-mail. No one else in the world lives quite like Nim, and she wouldn't swap places with anyone.
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Publisher's Summary

Nim lives on an island in the middle of the wide blue sea, shared by only her father, Jack, a marine iguana called Fred, a sea lion called Selkie, a turtle called Chica, and a satellite dish for her e-mail. No one else in the world lives quite like Nim, and she wouldn't swap places with anyone.

But when Jack disappears in his sail boat and disaster threatens her home, Nim must be braver than she's ever been before. And she needs help from her friends, old and new.

©1999 Wendy Orr; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"[A] fantasy tale as welcome as a breath of fresh tropical air....With ample doses of suspense and comedy...the tale portrays the improbable so cleverly that readers will want to believe everything about the likable Nim and her idyllic isle." (Publishers Weekly)

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    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was funny and entertaining. It was also nice to see a strong, girl heroine.

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    Eileen Lutz, FL, United States 06-13-08
    Eileen Lutz, FL, United States 06-13-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Sea Girls Dream"

    My daughter dreams of swimming with sharks and living on the water. She has kayaked the islands of Tampa Bay, and studied the ocean in school. This audio book took her into her dreams. She read the book and then enjoyed just listening to the story over again. We both agree the movie was good, the book was better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Provo, UT, USA 06-03-08
    Carol Provo, UT, USA 06-03-08
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    "Enchanting for All"

    I loved the movie but I'm glad I didn't miss the book! It is delightful and so cleverly written. This is a true classic in children's literature! -Not that it is just for children. It has appeal for adults, too. The author's plain but sprightly narrative is most engaging. A very worthwhile book!

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    Leilani Kaysville, UT, United States 05-22-08
    Leilani Kaysville, UT, United States 05-22-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Darling"

    I wish I had a dozen kids I could share this book with! It is such a fun little read. My only sadness is that Random House has not yet recorded or released the second Nim's Island book. You'll have to read that one yourself (I plan to!).

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    Angela Bellville, TX, USA 04-16-08
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    "this si the best!"

    the best book! I cant wait to see it in theaters!

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    Alison Brooklyn, NY, United States 07-21-14
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    Nim is such a great, strong girl character! She and her friends (a sea lion, a marine iguana, and a great green turtle) survive alone on the island while her father is adrift in a broken-ruddered boat. The email correspondence with Alex is perhaps a little contrived and the ending is incredibly fortuitous but you will be happy with it! I know I was.

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    Shelby Terrace, British Columbia, Canada 02-12-09
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    "Delightful!"

    The story is precious and the narrator brought it to life. Absolutely adorable.

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