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Martin Waddell

Born on 10th April 1941, Belfast, Northern Ireland

As a child, Martin grew up with a fondness of animals. He wanted at a young age to be a football player and signed for Fulham F.C. team; Waddell said that he scored a hat-trick on his debut in adult football but ended up as a goalkeeper.

The biennial Hans Christian Andersen Award, conferred by the International Board on Books for Young People, is the highest career recognition available to a writer or illustrator of children's books. Waddell received the writing award in 2004.


Martin's books in Leaf through a good book

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