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Wednesday 31 December 2014

Review: Rescue on Nim's Island

The adventurous Nim is back, exploring her island and making friends in the third book in Wendy Orr’s wonderful Nim’s Island series.

Nim’s father Jack has invited a group of scientists to the island to study algae and perform some environmental experiments. Nim isn’t too keen on having a group of strangers roaming about her island, especially when she finds out they will be bringing their children with them, but she is pleased that her new friend Edmund will be returning for a visit at the same time.

When the visitors arrive, Nim and her animal friends Selkie the sea lion and Fred the marine iguana are excited to see Edmund, but something doesn’t seem right about some of the scientists. By the time Nim discovers what the scientists are really interested in, she and the other children are in danger. It is up to Nim to protect Edmund, her new friends and her beloved island. Can she make the right choices to preserve the island’s special treasures and keep the children safe?

With another wonderfully exciting story, Wendy Orr draws us back into Nim’s world, creating a vivid island setting for Nim’s latest adventure. The story moves along quickly, with Nim, Selkie, Fred and Edmund working together to protect the other children and Nim's discovery of an amazing opalised fossil from the two deceitful scientists.

Rescue on Nim’s Island can be read as a stand-alone novel, but is best read following on from the original Nim story, Nim’s Island, and its sequel, Nim at Sea. The story will appeal to both boys and girls and has a simple messages about protecting and valuing the environment, friendship, and working together to solve problems woven into the fabulous adventure.

Ideal for advanced younger readers, the adventure, message and excitement of the Nim stories also ensures they will continue to appeal to readers into later primary school years.

Title: Rescue on Nim's Island
Author: Wendy Orr
Illustrator: Geoff Kelly
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, $14.99 RRP
Publication Date: 25 June 2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781743316788
For ages: 7-11
Type: Junior Fiction