In 2008 Letterland celebrates 40 years of publishing success. In those 40 years we've published hundreds of titles that have sold in their millions around the world.
Today, we sell in 111 countries worldwide and our award-winning books and software have helped countless young children learn to read, write and spell. Not bad for something that began on a young mother's dining room table!
Lyn Wendon, the creator of Letterland, was born in her grandmother's international school in Florence, Italy. Lyn grew up in the USA and went to school in Canaan and Greenwich, Connecticut. She later gained a BA from Wellesley College. She moved to the UK in 1955 and Lyn received a diploma in Experimental Educational Psychology at the Cambridge Institute of Education.
She then worked in primary schools and various independent schools as a peripatetic special needs teacher, combining that with raising three small children and inventing the phonics system that grew into Letterland. Some 40 years after the creation of the original Letterland characters, Lyn is a consultant to the business and plays an active part in making Letterland the worldwide success it is today.
Lisa Holt studied English Linguistics at York University, after which she taught English in the UK and abroad. She then became a writer, editor and designer of children's books. She has written over 30 phonics titles, including the well received Letterland Fix-it Phonics programme, and has recently won the Gourmand Cookbook Award for the title: Letterland Cookbook.
Sarah Edwards is a designer and editor with over ten years experience in the children's magazine and book sector and has been short-listed for several industry awards. She has written stories for several children's magazines and a number of Letterland titles, including Things to Make and Do and Dippy Duck's Day of Discovery.
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