Joan Lingard

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Birthday
15, 1932
Birthplace
Scotland
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
15, 1932 (age 86)
Birthplace
Scotland

About

Famous for her bestselling Kevin and Sadie young adult series, Lingard is also notable for her Buxtehuder Bulle prize-winning work Across the Barricades and for her Carnegie Medal-shortlisted book Tug of War.

Before Fame

She published her debut novel, Liam's Daughter, in 1963, and her first work of children's fiction, The Twelfth Day of July, in 1970.

Trivia

Her work Tom and the Tree House received the Scottish Arts Council's 1998 Children's Book Award.

Family Life

A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, she married a Canadian citizen and raised three daughters.

Associated With

She and Catherine MacPhail are both popular Scottish writers of children's literature.