Monday, August 20, 2007

Mallinson Rendel Hardcover $25

Hairy Maclary is a worldwide favourite with kids from tiny tots to seven year olds and this new, as always delightful story, must be about number eleven in the series. The first title, Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy was published in 1983
To date, Hairy Maclary has his own theatre company (Maclary Theatre Productions), a video has been released, and there is extensive merchandising, including four soft toys. The Hairy Maclary series already enjoys classic status and includes several foreign language editions. They are published in hardcover by Mallinson Rendel and in paperback under the Puffin imprint.

Lynley Dodd is one of New Zealand’s best known and most highly respected author and illustrator of children's picture books whose work has sold over two million copies world-wide.
Born and educated in New Zealand, Lynley is a graduate of the Elam School of Art in Auckland.
Since winning the prestigious Esther Glen Award with Eve Sutton in 1975 for My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes, Lynley has written 24 picture books. Four of these have won the New Zealand Picture Book of the Year Award, and many more have made the Award shortlist.
Lynley has won numerous prizes for her work, received the Margaret Mahy Award in 1999 and in 2002 was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours for services to children's literature.
Read more about Lynley on the NZ Book Coucil website.

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