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Nim's Island Paperback – February 12, 2008
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- Publisher : Yearling; Media tie-in edition (February 12, 2008)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 128 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0385736061
- ISBN-13 : 978-0385736060
- Reading age : 8 - 12 years
- Lexile measure : 930L
- Grade level : 3 - 7
- Item Weight : 3.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.19 x 0.31 x 7.56 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #59,384 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Nim and her scientist father live happily on a tropical island. When her father leaves on one of his frequent scientific jaunts in his boat, Nim happily takes care of her home and pets -- until her father is delayed by mechanical problems and a storm. By email, Nim contacts an adventure writer named Alex, who flies (and boats) to Nim's island to help.
The movie that was made from this book is pretty true to the original plot, except for the character of Alex, who in the book was not nearly as fearful of going out in the world as she was portrayed in the movie. It was so overdone in the movie that you couldn't believe that she could actually overcome her fears and leave her home.
A fun adventure for girls 7-12. I can picture 5- and 6-year-old girls enjoying it too, if it were read to them.
For those who want to read other Wendy Orr books, see my review for Mokie and Bik , a hilarious book about twins who live on a houseboat, for children 4-8.