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Joan Lingard

Joan Lingard has written novels for both adults and children. She is probably known best for the young-adult Kevin and Sadie series, which has sold more than a million copies and has been reprinted many times since. Her first novel, Liam's Daughter, was an adult-orientated novel published in 1963. Her first children's novel was The Twelfth Day of July (the first of the five Kevin and Sadie books) in 1970. Joan Lingard received the prestigious German award, the "Buxtehuder Bulle," in 1986 for Across the Barricades. Her novel Tug of War was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 1989, received The Federation of Children's Book Group Award 1989, was runner up in the Lancashire Children's Book Club of the year 1990, and was shortlisted for the Sheffield Book Award. In 1998, her book Tom and the Tree House won the Scottish Arts Council Children's Book Award. In 1999, she was awarded an MBE for Services to Children’s Literature.

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