215 Picture Book/The Princess and Her Panther 2 of 2: Wendy Orr

ITEM: One author signed copy of ‘The Princess and Her Panther’ written by Wendy Orr and illustrated by Lauren Stringer.

DETAILS: What do you get when you take one brave, big sister, one not-so-brave little sister, a spooky night-time backyard, and heaps of imagination? The most magnificent camp-out ever!

From the author of many celebrated books including Nim’s Islandcomes the perfect story for chasing away the spooky shadows of the night. A warm assuring story accompanied by vibrant and rich illustrations by Lauren Stringer who has illustrated many beautiful books including her own story, Winter is the Warmest Season.

CV: Wendy Orr is an award winning children’s writer who lives with her husband in Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula near Melbourne. She was born in Edmonton, Canada, in 1953, but spent her childhood in various places across Canada, France and the USA. After arriving in Australia in 1976, Wendy worked as an occupational therapist until 1991 when she was involved in a car accident. She started writing in 1986. In 2008 the movie of Nim’s Island produced by Walden Media and starring Jodie Foster, Abigail Breslin and Gerard Butler screened in cinemas in the USA, Australia and around the world in New Zealand, Italy, the UK, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Malaysia and Israel and other countries when tie-in editions of Nim’s Island were published along with the sequel Nim at Sea. In 2007 Mokie and Bikwas published by Henry Holt in the USA and Nim at Sea, was first pubished in Australia by Allen & Unwin. More Mokie and Bik books will follow in the USA in 2009 and 2010. In 2006 three children’s books written by Wendy were published in Australia: Across the Dark Sea(National Museum Canberra), Too Much Stuff (Penguin Nibble); and Mokie and Bik(Allen & Unwin).

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