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    Lynley Dodd Biography
    New Zealand author Lynley Dodd has written more than 30 picture books but is best known for her Hairy McClary series of stories featuring animals with rhyming names. Hairy McClary has been translated and published into many languages, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2013.

    Lynley is a graduate of the Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland. She won the prestigious Esther Glen Award with Eve Sutton in 1975 for her first book My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes. She has also won many other prizes including Auckland University’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2009 and the Margaret Mahy Award in 1999. In 2002 Lynley was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to children’s literature. She holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Waikato. Lynley Dodd lives in Tauranga with her fiendish Burmese cat, Suu Kyi.

    Our favourite Lynley Dodd Book Characters
    Hairy McClary - from the Hairy McClary series
    Susie - from Dragon in a Wagon
    4th March 2010

    My Cat Likes to hide in Boxes

    Cats from many different countries may like to do all kinds of strange and exotic things like fly aeroplanes, or sing an... More

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      This was a favourite book for me as a child and I was thrilled to find the original copy at my parents' house this weekend and read it to my youngest...