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12 December 2015 ·

And the winner is…

And the winner is… Ginger Woods, who subscribes to my rather irregular newsletter. She chose Abandoned: A Lion Called Kiki – so here’s a picture of the little lioness who became Kiki in the book, and her foster mother Mona – (Mona of Rainbow Street is named in her honour). The kids are me, my very excited sister Kathy and brother David – a long time ago in Colorado Springs.


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Wendy Orr is a Canadian-born Australian writer. Her books for children and adults have been published in 27 countries and won awards around the world. Nim’s Island and Nim at Sea have also become feature films, starring Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin (Nim’s Island) and Bindi Irwin (Return to Nim’s Island.) Her latest book is Dragonfly Song, a novel in free verse and prose of an outcast girl who becomes a bull-leaper in Bronze Age Crete. Read full bio