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3 March 2016 ·

Read a book and change your life – a Harry the Rescue Dog’s Rainbow Street post

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A lovely letter this week completely sums up all the best reasons for writing The Rainbow Street books, which are set in an animal shelter.

“This handsome piggy’s name is Henry. He is 3 yrs old, and his human family were looking for a new home for him. We’ve just finished reading Rainbow Street Pets as a bedtime story, so it’s really no surprise that all of us (even my husband) thought it was a very good idea to have him come and live with us. We will pick him up on Saturday.
Thank you for that book. It’s a treasure.

It just goes to show that reading a book can change a life. Even for a guinea pig.

The newly-adopted  Henry
My original Henry rolling an apple
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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