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Lynley Dodd was born in Rotorua, New Zealand in 1941. She was educated at the Iwitahi School, Tauranga College, Elam School of Art (Dip FA) and Auckland Teachers' College. The first children's book she illustrated, My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes by Eve Sutton, was published in 1973. She is best known as the creator of Hairy Maclary, but has written and illustrated more than 20 books including The Nickle Nackle Tree, Titimus Trim, The Smallest Turtle, and The Apple Tree. She won the 1978 Choysa Bursary, and the 1981 New Zealand Book Award for her illustrations in Clarice England's Druscilla. She also won the AIM Children's Book Award for Best Picture Book Illustration in 1992 for Hairy Maclary's Show Business and the New Zealand Post Children's Book Award Honour Book Prize in 1999 for Slinky Malinki Catflaps. Hairy Maclary and Slinky Malinky have each featured in stage musical versions. In 2002, she was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to children's literature. Her title's Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy, Hairy Maclary: Hide and Seek, Slinky Malinki: Early Bird and Hairy Maclary Treasury: The Complete Adventures of Hairy Maclary made the New Zealand Best Seller List in 2015. She is also a 2016 Astrid Lindgren award nominee. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy… (more)
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy 1,175 copies, 18 reviews
Hairy Maclary's Bone 567 copies, 2 reviews
Slinky Malinki 513 copies, 8 reviews
Hairy Maclary Scattercat 453 copies, 5 reviews
Hairy Maclary's Rumpus at the Vet 399 copies, 3 reviews
Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack 364 copies, 4 reviews
Hairy Maclary's Showbusiness 346 copies, 1 review
Slinky Malinki, Open the Door 276 copies, 1 review
Hairy Maclary, Sit 241 copies, 2 reviews
Slinky Malinki Catflaps 238 copies, 2 reviews
Scarface Claw 169 copies, 2 reviews
Hairy Maclary, Shoo 118 copies, 1 review
The Smallest Turtle 93 copies, 2 reviews
Wake Up, Bear 88 copies
Find Me a Tiger 83 copies, 1 review
The Nickle Nackle Tree 78 copies, 1 review
Hedgehog Howdedo 60 copies, 1 review
Sniff-Snuff-Snap! 57 copies, 1 review
The Other Ark 51 copies
Slinky Malinki Early Bird 48 copies, 1 review
The Dudgeon is Coming 36 copies, 1 review
The Apple Tree 31 copies
Scarface Claw, Hold Tight! 15 copies, 1 review
Hairy Maclary 2 copies
My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes (Illustrator) 261 copies, 3 reviews
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She is best known for her Hairy Maclary series, and its follow-ups, all of which feature animals with rhyming names, and received a New Zealand Order of Merit in 2001 for "services to children's literature and book illustration"
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