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Martin Waddell - Author

As a child

I've been blown up, buried alive and had cancer as an adult, and survived all these experiences, so I'm a very lucky man. I live where I lived as a child, and nearly all my stories come from things that have happened to me here, at the foot of the Mountain of Mourne.

As an artist
I work in an old stone barn beside my home, and dream my stories in the garden and on long walks on the beach in front of my house. I never write anywhere else. This is where I belong.

Things you didn't know about Martin Waddell

I can wiggle my ears. I am a very noisy tennis player. I had a cat that could open doors. My dog hears my stories before I write them. I scored a hat trick on my debut in adult football, but wound up as a goalkeeper. I used to run a junk stall. I like bringing up egg-shaped stones from the beach to my garden. I like apple tarts. I hate onions. I’m a happy man

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Farmer Duck
Martin Waddell - illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
A timeless classic with stunning illustrations Farmer Duck tells the story of a hard-working Duck who is saved from his life of drudgery when the animals on the farm revolt against their lazy farmer, tip him out of bed and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Farmer Duck
Martin Waddell - illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month July 2016 A timeless classic with stunning illustrations Farmer Duck tells the story of a hard-working Duck who is saved from his life of drudgery when the animals on the farm revolt against their...
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Format: Board book | Released 07/07/2016
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Owl Babies
Martin Waddell - illustrated by Patrick Benson
Three little owl babies sit in the tree and wait…and wait…and wait…for their Mummy to come home from hunting. Stunning illustrations match this brilliant classic picture book story. This beautiful board book edition is perfect for little hands. Never has the...
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Format: Board book | Released 07/04/2015
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Owl Babies - Pop-Up
Martin Waddell - illustrated by Patrick Benson
This best-selling, classic story of three baby owls waiting anxiously through the night for their mother to return is given some delightful pop-ups to add to its charms. The original story and illustrations remain unchanged but now, scarily, the owl...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/11/2013
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Owl Babies
Martin Waddell
Three little owl babies sit in the tree and wait…and wait…and wait…for their Mummy to come home from hunting. Stunning illustrations match this brilliant classic picture book story. This edition also includes a CD of...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/03/2006
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Farmer Duck
Martin Waddell
A hugely enjoyable read. Farmer duck toils hard all day while his lazy farmer does nothing. So the duck's many friends decide to club together to get their own back on the lazy farmer and in so doing the duck...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/1995
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