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Martin Waddell was born April 10, 1941, in Belfast, Ireland. He always wanted to be a professional soccer player. After having played for junior teams in Ireland, he left school at fifteen and held a variety of jobs, including working at a publishing company and as a night switchboard operator for a taxi company. Waddell is now one of the most prolific and successful contemporary children's writers, with more than one hundred books to his credit, some of them under his pseudonym Catherine Sefton. He won the 1986 Other Award, for his book Starry Night, which was also a runner up for The Guardian Children¿s Fiction Award and was shortlisted for the Young Observer Teenage Fiction Prize. He has twice won the Smarties Book Prize, for Farmer Duck and Can't You Sleep Little Bear? He also won the 1989 Kurt Mascher Award for The Park In The Dark, the 1990 Bets Book For Babies for Rosie¿s Babies and has been shortlisted for the 1992 Smarties Book Prize for Along The Lonely Road. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Martin Waddell also writes young adult books under the pen name: Catherine Sefton.

Owl Babies 2,841 copies, 72 reviews
Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? 1,858 copies, 25 reviews
Farmer Duck 1,378 copies, 34 reviews
Let's Go Home, Little Bear 701 copies, 7 reviews
You and Me, Little Bear 558 copies, 7 reviews
Snow Bears 411 copies, 4 reviews
The Pig in the Pond 376 copies, 7 reviews
Good Job, Little Bear 228 copies, 11 reviews
The Happy Hedgehog Band 202 copies, 3 reviews
The Big Big Sea 164 copies, 2 reviews
Webster J. Duck 159 copies, 2 reviews
Rosie's Babies 147 copies, 1 review
Once There Were Giants 145 copies, 4 reviews
Sleep Tight, Little Bear 136 copies, 3 reviews
Tiny's Big Adventure 121 copies, 7 reviews
Sailor Bear 118 copies, 2 reviews
Well Done, Little Bear 102 copies, 1 review
What Use Is a Moose? 96 copies, 2 reviews
The Super Hungry Dinosaur 94 copies, 5 reviews
It's Quacking Time! 90 copies, 4 reviews
In a Blue Velvet Dress 88 copies, 4 reviews
The Hidden House 86 copies, 2 reviews
Tom Rabbit 80 copies, 2 reviews
When the Teddy Bears Came 75 copies, 2 reviews
The Park in the Dark 75 copies, 2 reviews
The Tough Princess 65 copies, 1 review
The Little Bear Stories 63 copies, 1 review
Captain Small Pig 62 copies, 5 reviews
Squeak-A-Lot 59 copies, 2 reviews
Sam Vole and His Brothers (Author) 54 copies, 2 reviews
Little Mo 44 copies
Who Do You Love? 44 copies, 1 review
The Toymaker 38 copies, 2 reviews
Bee Frog 37 copies, 3 reviews
The Great Green Mouse Disaster 34 copies, 1 review
The Hollyhock Wall 33 copies, 1 review
My Great Grandpa 32 copies, 2 reviews
Yum, Yum, Yummy! 30 copies, 3 reviews
Grandma's Bill 28 copies, 2 reviews
We Love Them 28 copies, 1 review
Small Bear Lost 23 copies, 1 review
Going West 23 copies
Tango's Baby 20 copies
Amy Said 18 copies, 2 reviews
Frankie's Story 17 copies
Starry Night 16 copies
Emer's Ghost 11 copies
Otley 9 copies
Shooting Star 9 copies
Daisy's Christmas 8 copies, 1 review
Something So Big 6 copies, 1 review
Otley Pursued 6 copies
Ben and Bobo 5 copies
Cool Christmas Stories (10-in-1) (Contributor) 5 copies
The Dump Gang 4 copies
Napper's Luck 3 copies
Tom Konijn 2 copies
Baby's Hammer 2 copies
Y Gwylwyr 1 copy
The Band 1 copy
Petite Lou 1 copy
Kleine Mo [Prentenboek] 1 copy, 1 review
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: A Month of Mystery (Contributor) 113 copies, 2 reviews
The Random House Book of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 112 copies, 2 reviews
The Eighth Pan Book of Horror Stories (Contributor) 38 copies, 2 reviews
Goodbye and Hello (Contributor) 9 copies
Djævelens tunger (Author, some editions) 1 copy, 1 review
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Under his own name he publishes mysteries, ghost stories, light comedies, and picture books for children. As Catherine Sefton he has written more complex, emotionally charged books for young adults, several of which are ghost stories while others are political novels.
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Martin Waddell also writes young adult books under the pen name: Catherine Sefton.

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