Story: Children’s and young adult literature

Classics: Hairy Maclary (1st of 3)

 Classics: Hairy Maclary

Hairy Maclary, the invention of author-illustrator Lynley Dodd, has been 'out of the gate and off for a walk' with his doggy pals since 1983. These children are reading Hairy Maclary's bone, one of the many internationally successful picture books that follow the shaggy wee dog's adventures. Dodd is known for her exuberant artwork and lively rhyming verse.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: NZH-1017101
Photograph by Greg Bowker

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Children’s and young adult literature - Fantasy and social realism, 1970s–2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/43165/classics-hairy-maclary (accessed 21 November 2017)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 9 Aug 2016