Dragonfly Song News: Awards, North American Release, and Blog Tour
Since the last update, Dragonfly Song was awarded the CBCA Honour Book for Younger Readers, 2017. It was also shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Award for Children’s Literature, and in the USA, was awarded a starred review in Kirkus Reviews, and a Junior Library Guild Selection. (Previous awards are: ASO Librarians Choice Award, Secondary 2016,Shortlisted WAYRBA Junior Readers 2017 and Finalist Crystal Kite Awards 2017).
It has now been released by Pajama Press in Canada and the USA, with a great blog tour, including giveaways for North American readers.
Here’s a schedule for the blog tour:
Sunday, October 22 – Unleashing Readers (Giveaway: Yes)
Monday, October 23 – YA and Kids Book Central (Giveaway: Yes)
Tuesday, October 24 – Log Cabin Library (Giveaway: No)
Wednesday, October 25 – The Children’s Book Review (Giveaway: Yes)
Thursday, October 26 – Bluestocking Thinking (Giveaway: Yes)
Friday, October 27 – Charlotte’s Library (Giveaway: No)
Saturday, October 28 – A Foodie Bibliophile in Wanderlust (Giveaway: Yes)
Sunday, October 29 – Writers’ Rumpus (Giveaway: No)
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