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Lynne Rickards - Author

Lynne Rickards was born in Ottawa, Canada but now lives in Glasgow's West End with her family. She first started as an illustrator in her twenties but then decided to go back to University to study French. It wasn't until her forties that she discovered how much she liked writing.

Lynne's children are her main inspiration alongside her editor and agent. Her son is the model for Jack in 'Jack's Bed' because he hates going to bed but loves jumping on it! Lynne is particularly fond also of Jack's spotty leopard with gleaming eyes.

She describes herself as warm, open and fun!

To relax Lynne enjoys reading, making plasticine creatures with her daughter and snuggling with her son to watch Pingu.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Lynne Rickards

Harris the Hero
Lynne Rickards - illustrated by Gabby Grant
How a lovesick puffin finds adventure and cures his loneliness by helping a lost seal pup is a sweet story told in gentle rhyming couplets. Harris the puffin leaves the island he knows and sets off across the wide blue...
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Format: Paperback | Released 21/03/2013
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Lewis Clowns Around
Lynne Rickards - illustrated by Gabby Grant
A charming and hilarious rhyming picture book about a young misfit puffin who learns that it's not just okay to be different but that it's also possible to overcome his fears too. The story is brought to life with colourful,...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 22/09/2011
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Lynne Rickards
This is a delightful tale of learning that it's ok and quite fun to be different. When Patrick turns pink overnight he worries about what his friends might think and travels the world to find out. A really heart-warming story...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2008
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Jack's Bed
Lynne Rickards
That ever re-occurring phrase ‘I don't want to go to bed' is brilliantly resolved here through storytelling and it doesn't take long for Jack to decide he likes to go to bed after all!! Green Bananas make reading fun.
Lovereading Price: £3.99 - Saving £1.00 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2006
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