Lynley Dodd


Born
in Rotorua, New Zealand
July 05, 1941

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Dame Lynley Dodd is an internationally celebrated writer for children whose titles are highly regarded and much loved by her readers in New Zealand and around the world. Her stories are known for their lively sound qualities, curious animal characters, and the memorable illustrations that accompany the text. Lynley has received numerous awards, both for her writing and illustration, and in 2002 she was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to children’s literature.

Lynley was a founding member of Bookrapt in 1983.

Average rating: 4.27 · 25,606 ratings · 1,012 reviews · 98 distinct worksSimilar authors
Hairy Maclary from Donaldso...

4.30 avg rating — 13,479 ratings — published 1983 — 37 editions
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Slinky Malinki

4.35 avg rating — 2,914 ratings — published 1991 — 13 editions
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Hairy Maclary's Bone

4.25 avg rating — 1,084 ratings — published 1984 — 16 editions
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Hairy Maclary and Zachary Q...

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Hairy Maclary Scattercat

4.21 avg rating — 739 ratings — published 1985 — 15 editions
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Hairy Maclary's Rumpus at t...

4.19 avg rating — 660 ratings — published 1989 — 13 editions
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Hairy Maclary's Caterwaul C...

4.22 avg rating — 572 ratings — published 1987 — 16 editions
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Scarface Claw

4.33 avg rating — 434 ratings — published 2002 — 5 editions
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Hairy Maclary's Showbusiness

4.15 avg rating — 469 ratings — published 1991 — 12 editions
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Slinky Malinki, Open the Door

4.28 avg rating — 443 ratings — published 1993 — 11 editions
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“Galloping here
Galloping there
Rollicking, frolicking, everywhere!

(Tala's favorite part...)”
Lynley Dodd, Hairy Maclary Sit

“There are so many great stories that happen in real life there's really no need to think them up at all. I always tell children I have got idea antennae flapping around waiting to grab ideas as they fly past.”
Lynley Dodd

“Silly language was very much a part of our lives so stringing together nice sentences and being conscious of interesting words were the sorts of things I enjoyed as a child.”
Lynley Dodd

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