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The Life and Art of Lynley Dodd

The Life and Art of Lynley Dodd (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Macdonald, Finlay

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The Life and Art of Lynley Dodd is both a tale of remarkable success and a window into a brilliant creative mind. Finlay Macdonald's beautifully told, visually gorgeous biography of Dame Lynley Dodd and her creation, the rascally dog Hairy Maclary. 'A visual delight' NZ Listener'...s 100 Best Books of 2013 'Lynley Dodd is a national treasure, and this excellent book shows us why.' Weekend Press Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy has been read and loved by millions since its 1983 publication. Its protagonist's shaggy face and mischievous eyes are now iconic. But what of his creator? 'People don't believe me when I tell them that Hairy Maclary fell out of a book - literally - but he did. It was just a scrap of paper I'd tucked between the pages of my ideas book, as you do. And I picked it up and thought, well, yes, I could do this. So I did.' In The Life and Art of Lynley Dodd, Finlay Macdonald tells the tale of how a small girl raised in Kaingaroa Forest became the illustrator and virtuoso wordsmith behind so many picture books that are living classics. But this is not just a story about a storyteller, it is a book that explores Lynley Dodd's working world. What is the secret behind her stories' linguistic dexterity? How does her paintbrush capture the sometimes comic, sometimes tragic expressions of her animal characters with such precision? As well as many favourite and familiar book illustrations, this volume contains never-before-seen sketches and cartoons, character roughs and picture-book drafts. The Life and Art of Lynley Dodd is both a tale of remarkable success and a window into a brilliant creative mind. This new paperback edition has been updated to include Lynley's latest story, Scarface Claw, Hold Tight! and the sellout exhibitions of her artwork over the last decade.
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ISBN 9780143779483
Published NZ 5 Jul 2022
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780143779483
Stock Available
Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books (NZ)
Published 5 Jul 2022
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Macdonald, Finlay
Category Individual Artists
Biography & Autobiography: Literary
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 206mm
Height: 253mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code 823.914
Weight 748g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Authors, New Zealand - Biography - 20th century, Illustrators - 20th century - New Zealand, Children's literature, New Zealand - 20th century
NBS Text Autobiography: Literary
ONIX Text General/trade