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Author of the Term

The author we are celebrating this term is...

                  Lynley Dodd


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Hairy Maclary is a fictional dog and the hero of a series of children's picture books created by New Zealand author Dame Lynley Dodd. The popular series has sold over five million copies worldwide. The character, Hairy Maclary, made his first appearance in 1983 in the book titled Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy.


Lynley Dodd lives in New Zealand. There are statues of Hairy Maclary and friends near where she lives!

Lynley has won lots of prizes for her writing and illustrations. In the 1990s there were even some short TV programmes made based on the characters. 

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