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'''Dame Lynley Stuart Dodd''' {{post-nominals|country=NZL-cats|DNZM}} (born 5 July 1941<ref>{{cite web|url=http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Kids/ChildrensAuthors/LynleyDodd.asp|title=Interviews with NZ Children's Authors: Lynley Dodd|publisher=Christchurch City Libraries|accessdate=30 April 2014}}</ref>) is a prominent author of [[Children's literature|children’s books]] from [[New Zealand]].


She is best known for her "[[Hairy Maclary]]" series, and its follow-ups,<ref>[http://www.bookcouncil.org.nz/writers/doddlynley.html "Dodd, Lynley"], New Zealand Book Council</ref> all of which feature animals with rhyming names, and was created a Dame of the [[New Zealand Order of Merit]] in 2001 for ''"services to children's literature and book illustration"''<ref name="NZ_Herald_584434">{{cite web |url=http://www.nzherald.co.nz/honoured-new-zealanders/news/article.cfm?c_id=513&objectid=584434 |title=Full list of New Year Honours |date=31 December 2001 |work=New Zealand Herald |accessdate=15 October 2011}}</ref>


She was born in [[Rotorua]]. She graduated from the [[Elam School of Fine Arts|Elam School of Art]] in [[Auckland]]. Her first book was  ''[[My Cat Likes To Hide In Boxes]]'' which she wrote along with Eve Sutton. Her first book written solo was ''The Nickle Nackle Tree''. She is {{As of|2006|alt=now}} living in [[Tauranga]].


==Awards==

In 1999, Dodd became the ninth recipient of the [[Margaret Mahy Award]].<ref name="ChristchurchLibraries">{{cite web |url=http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Kids/LiteraryPrizes/ChildrensLiteratureFoundationNZ/MargaretMahy/ |title=Margaret Mahy Medal Award |year=2012 |publisher=Christchurch City Libraries |location=Christchurch, New Zealand |accessdate=25 July 2012}}</ref><ref name="StorylinesMargaretMahyAward">{{cite web |url=http://www.storylines.org.nz/Awards/Margaret+Mahy+Award.html |title=Margaret Mahy Award |year=2012 |work=Storylines.org.nz |publisher=Storylines Children's Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand |location=Auckland, New Zealand |accessdate=25 July 2012}}</ref>


==Books==

*1973 - ''[[My Cat Likes To Hide In Boxes]]''

*1976 - ''[[The Nickle Nackle Tree]]''

*1978 - ''[[Titimus Trim]]''

*1982 - ''[[The Apple Tree]]''

*1982 - ''[[The Smallest Turtle]]''

*1983 - ''[[Hairy Maclary From Donaldson’s Dairy]]''

*1984 - ''[[Hairy Maclary's Bone]]''

*1985 - ''[[Hairy Maclary Scattercat]]''

*1986 - ''[[Wake Up, Bear]]''

*1987 - ''[[Hairy Maclary's Caterwaul Caper]]''

*1988 - ''[[A Dragon In A Wagon]]''

*1989 - ''[[Hairy Maclary's Rumpus At The Vet]]''

*1990 - ''[[Slinky Malinki]]''

*1991 - ''[[Find Me A Tiger]]''

*1991 - ''[[Hairy Maclary's Showbusiness]]''

*1992 - ''[[The Minister's Cat ABC]]''

*1993 - ''[[Slinky Malinki Open The Door]]''

*1994 - ''[[Schnitzel von Krumm's Basketwork]]''

*1995 - ''[[Sniff-Snuff-Snap!]]''

*1996 - ''[[Schnitzel von Krumm Forget-Me-Not]]'' and ''[[Hairy Maclary Six Stories]]''

*1997 - ''[[Hairy Maclary SIT]]''

*1998 - ''[[Slinky Malinki Catflaps]]''

*1999 - ''[[Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack]]''

*2000 - ''[[Hedgehog Howdedo]]''

*2001 - ''[[Scarface Claw]]'' and ''[[The Apple Tree and Other Stories]]''

*2002 - ''[[Schnitzel von Krumm, Dogs Never Climb Trees]]''

*2004 - ''[[The Other Ark]]''

*2005 - ''[[Zachary Quack Minimonster]]''

*2006 - ''[[Slinky Malinki's Christmas Crackers]]''

*2007 - ''[[Hairy Maclary's Hat Tricks]]''

*2009 - ''[[Hairy Maclary - Shoo]]''

*2012 - ''[[Slinky Malinki - Early Bird]]''


==References==

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==External links==

  • [http://www.penguin.co.uk/nf/Author/AuthorPage/0,,0_1000023350,00.html Lynley Dodd at Penguin authors page]{{dead link|date=May 2015}}


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