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22 June 2016 ·

Book Launch! And Blog Tour.

It’s finally here – Dragonfly Song will be in stores across Australia next Monday.  (The wait might not have seemed as long to you, but it’s been on my computer for a long time, and in my heart for longer, and I’m actually having trouble believing that it’s really going out into the world now.)

So if you’re in Melbourne, I’d love you to come and celebrate its launch at Readings in Hawthorn, at 4 pm on July 2. Yes, election day – but wouldn’t it be great to slip back to 1460 BCE for an hour or so and let present day politics slip away? I’m really thrilled to have Kirsty Murray launching it, so come and hear what she has to say.

And in the meantime, I’m hopping around a great bunch of blogs. Booktopia started off with 10 Terrifying Questions yesterday, and today was an interview on Creative Kid Tales.
You can also read an excerpt on my website – and of course you can send me a question here!



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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