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Raven's Mountain

I was very excited today to see that your next book competition is for Raven’s Mountain! So I thought I’d you’d like to hear a bit more about the story. 439 more words


Three Quick Questions: Wendy Orr (#3)

All through October, Alphabet Soup is celebrating turning three. We have heaps of writers and illustrators stopping by to answer THREE QUICK QUESTIONS and today’s visitor is… 196 more words

Book Reviews

Book review: Raven's Mountain by Wendy Orr

Raven’s Mountain by Wendy Orr, Allen and Unwin, ISBN 9781742374659

This book was selected for review from the editor’s own collection.

Raven isn’t thrilled about moving—and leaving her friends behind. 238 more words

Book Reviews

Meet the author: WENDY ORR

In every issue of Alphabet Soup magazine we interview an author or illustrator. The trouble is, we can only fit some of their answers in the magazine. 1,113 more words

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Some time ago, I wrote a post about editing and mentioned how reading Steph Bowe‘s, Girl Saves Boy helped me find my ‘character’s voice’. Just reading someone else’s words can spark great ideas and can help you identify the weaknesses in your own work. 690 more words

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Coming in February: Raven's Mountain by Wendy Orr

Raven’s Mountain

A gripping wilderness-adventure by the author of Nim’s Island. Raven’s sister and step-father are trapped under rocks on the mountain top, and their lives depend on Raven making it down the mountain to get help. 302 more words

Young Adult