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Hairy Maclary Fun Day

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by Jenny Esots (subscribe)
A freelance writer and traveller who likes to explore the spiritual, literary and hidden gems of Adelaide and beyond.
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A Children's Favourite
Hairy Maclary for the uninitiated is a much loved children's book series. An upcoming exhibition will feature this little dog and the children's books by author Lynley Dodd. This exhibition has been touring the country, and now it is Adelaide's turn to enjoy. Be one of the first to see the exhibition, which features over 50 original artworks and book drafts by Dame Lynley, including everyone's favourite Hairy Maclary. The exhibition is open from the 29 March to 14 June 2015 at the State Library of Adelaide in North Terrace.

"Hairy Maclary


To celebrate the first day of the Lynley Dodd Retrospective exhibition on Sunday the 29th of March, there will be a fun day of entertainment for the whole family. The performer Peter Coombe will delight little people and grown ups, along with the Amazing Drumming Monkeys. There will be face painting, balloons, a petting zoo and story time with the Little Big Book Club. Program details are here

"Hairy Maclary



Lynley Dodd

Dame Lynley Stuart Dodd is a New Zealand author of children's books. She is best known for her "Hairy Maclary" series, and its follow-ups, all of which feature animals with rhyming names.
She was born in Rotorua and now lives in Tauranga, NZ. Hairy Maclary From Donaldson's Dairy was first published in 1983.

State Library of Adelaide in North Terrace.
State Library of Adelaide in North Terrace.


To join the Facebook event, see details here. This exhibition is for the young and young at heart. It is sure to enchant and inspire another generation of readers.
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Why? Sunday is Fun Day at the Library
When: Sunday 29th of March, 11am to 4pm.
Where: State library, North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: Free
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Hairy Maclary has definitely bounced his way into classic hero status. I will have to visit this exhibition. I think my favourite Lynley Dodd character might be 'The Littlest Turtle'.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4046) 1268 days ago
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