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Lael Chisholm
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Lael Chisholm

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Lael Chisholm has loved drawing ever since she was old enough to hold a pencil. After years of scribbling and doodling at school, home and any other place where a pen and paper was handy, she decided to call her scrawls art, and to share them with the world. Nowadays she spends her free time drawing at her home in Feilding, New Zealand.

Books by Lael Chisholm

Granny McFlitter, the Champion Knitter

Based on true events, a lively picture book about a sprightly granny who knits warm jumpers for little blue penguins after the oil spill following the wrecking of the Rena, with illustrations by the winner of the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award.

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Granny McFlitter: A Country Yarn

Granny McFlitter, the champion . . . bull fighter?

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Awards & recognition

Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for Illustration

Winner  •  2017  •  Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for Illustration

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Gift guide 2019: books for ages 3 -6

Give the gift of time to your little one and choose one of these gorgeous picture books to read together and treasure this Christmas.

Granny McFlitter activity pack

A fun downloadable set of activities featuring everyone's favoruite knitting granny!