Lyn Hancock

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Lyn Hancock
Occupation Author
Nationality Canadian, Australian
Period 1972–present

Lyn Hancock is an award-winning Australian-Canadian photojournalist, wildlife photographer, and book author.[1]

She has raised numerous orphaned wild animals, including bears, cougars, eagles, puffins, raccoons, and seals; her experiences while doing so have formed the basis of her 20 books,[1] including There's a Seal in my Sleeping Bag,[1] There's a Raccoon in my Parka, Love Affair with a Cougar,[1] and Tabasco the Saucy Raccoon.[1]

She has also written travel literature describing her experiences in the Canadian North.

The Simon Fraser University has awarded her one of the 2009 Outstanding Alumni Awards for Arts & Culture.[2]

Books written[change | change source]

  • There's a Seal in my Sleeping Bag (1972)
  • Pacific Wilderness/Wild Islands (1974)
  • The Mighty Mackenzie (1974)
  • There's a Raccoon in my Parka (1977)
  • Love Affair with a Cougar (1978)
  • An Ape Came out of my Hatbox (1979)
  • Vanderhoof the Town that Wouldn't Wait (1979)
  • Gypsy in the Classroom (1980)
  • Tell Me, Grandmother (1985)
  • Northwest Territories: Canada's Last Frontier (1986)
  • Alaska Highway: Road to Adventure (1988)
  • Nunavut (1995)
  • Looking for the Wild (1996)
  • Winging It in the North (1996)
  • Yukon (1996)
  • Northwest Territories (1997)
  • Western Canada Travel Smart (1998)
  • Destination Vancouver: a Port City (1998)
  • Tabasco the Saucy Raccoon (2006)

Awards[change | change source]

For There is a Racoon in my Parka:[3]

For There's a Seal in my Sleeping Bag:[3]

For Tabasco the Saucy Raccoon[3]

References[change | change source]