The book Nim's Island by Wendy Orr is now a movie and will be in theaters on April 4th!
From the movie's website:
ABOUT THE BOOK Nim's Island is a heartfelt and hilarious adventure that
chronicles the exploits of Nim, a young girl living a high- tech Robinson Crusoe
existence on an unspoiled tropical island with her scientist father and her best
friends—a motherly sea lion, a rambunctious iguana, and a sea turtle. When Nim's
father embarks on a day of research at sea, she begins an unlikely e-mail
communication with an agoraphobic novelist who lives in New York City. When a
storm prevents her father's return and unpredictable dangers confront Nim and
the Island, she must find the resources to survive. At the same time, the
novelist begins to realize that her pen pal is a little girl who is alone and in
trouble. She also has to dig down for the courage to leave her safe haven
and rescue Nim.
Nim's Island has been translated into Korean, Italian,
German, Spanish and Basque, and will soon be appearing in Brazil in Portuguese.
On April 2nd, Animal Planet will air a special called Nim's Island Our World: A Reel Thinking Event hosted by Jeff Corwin.
Animal Planet has also named the week of March 31-April 4 Nim's Island Week. From their website:
Though the feature film NIM’S ISLAND is an imaginary story, its depiction
of bio-diversity, marine life, and the need to protect one's habitat is very
real. Tune-in every night at 7 pm e/p to watch special programming focused
on conservation and extraordinary human beings helping extraordinary
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) teamed up with Walden Media to release the movie. From their website, the NWF says:
We hope this story will inspire people to become real-life conservation heroesIf you have a great idea on how to improve our environment you can enter your project in the Nim's Island Our World Environmental Challenge Contest at http://reelthinking.nimsisland.com/
like Nim and her friends, and take action to protect wildlife and wild places!
Other sites to visit:
Nim's Island official movie page
National Wildlife Federation's movie page
Walden Media's movie page
Animal Planet's movie page
You can check out the links above to learn more about the movie, download a free educator's guide, play games, watch the movie trailer, enter a contest, and learn more about conservation and what you can do.
We just wanted to share this with others before the movie comes out, as it is a great opportunity to learn about conservation, and a great movie for the whole family!