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Publisher's Summary

Nim lives on an island in the middle of the wide blue sea, shared by only her father, Jack, a marine iguana called Fred, a sea lion called Selkie, a turtle called Chica, and a satellite dish for her e-mail. No one else in the world lives quite like Nim, and she wouldn't swap places with anyone. But when Jack disappears in his sail boat and disaster threatens her home, Nim must be braver than she's ever been before. And she needs help from her friends, old and new.
©1999 Wendy Orr (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"[A] fantasy tale as welcome as a breath of fresh tropical air....With ample doses of suspense and comedy...the tale portrays the improbable so cleverly that readers will want to believe everything about the likable Nim and her idyllic isle." ( Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Carol on 06-03-08

Enchanting for All

I loved the movie but I'm glad I didn't miss the book! It is delightful and so cleverly written. This is a true classic in children's literature! -Not that it is just for children. It has appeal for adults, too. The author's plain but sprightly narrative is most engaging. A very worthwhile book!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jim "The Impatient" on 06-17-17

A Movie in Your Head

Thank God, for Children's Books
I like books from all genres, but mostly I like well written, entertaining books I can get lost in. Nim's Island is a beautiful story on a beautiful Island. Nim's days are busy with play, friends and chores. The Island provides all her needs. The writing is so well done, that you will feel the warmth of the sun on your face, the spray of the ocean, and the warm breeze. I have been disappointed in several adult books lately and I am so glad I found this little story of escape. Kids, will like it, but I liked as an adult.

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