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Jun 16 2008

Nim at Sea by Wendy Orr

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Harper Collins, 2007.
(Ages 8+) When Nim tells Alex what she really feels, thus forcing Alex to leave the island, Nim feels distraught. Her feelings are even more tangled when she sees the boat from Tourist Troppo stealing her beloved seal, Selkie. Without thinking she stows away on the cruise ship, determined to bring Selkie back. Her father then realises both the women in his life have gone so he sets sail on a raft, with several coconuts and some water, heading for the next island where there is an airport of sorts.

With Nim on the cruise ship, Alex battered down in a cabin not talking to anyone and Dad at sea on a raft, the stage is set for some great adventures, as Nim realises that the ship has a vast collection of sea animals that need releasing. A very funny adventure story, the sequel to Nim's Island, this story with environmental themes, will please middle to upper primary kids (8-12).
Fran Knight

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