The classic Kiwi story Hairy Maclary has been named bestselling book of the decade in New Zealand

Publish Date
Thursday, 15 November 2018, 8:00AM
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The biggest selling book of the decade in New Zealand has been revealed …

And it’s the one and only Hairy Maclary!

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd was first released thirty-five years ago and it’s still going strong in the hearts of Kiwis.

Lynley Dodd not only wrote but illustrated the book, which featured adorable characters such as Hercules Morse, Bottomley Potts, Muffin McLay, Bitzer Maloney, Schnitzel von Krumm and Scarface Claw in the adventures of Hairy Maclary.

The children’s book was officially named the bestselling title of the decade in the NZ Bookshop competition with 251 votes.