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Alan MacDonald - Author

Alan was born in Watford and went to university in Bangor, North Wales, where he studied English and Drama. He started working life in a travelling theatre company, visiting schools all over the country & writing much of their material. He says it was a useful apprenticeship - if the audience didn't like the play, they talked through it or threw bits of paper at the actors. He very quickly learned what children liked.

A keen football fan, Alan has supported Watford FC since childhood. Many of his stories have a football focus - which he rates as the next best thing to playing for England! He dreamed of becoming a professional footballer, but when he won a pen in a writing competition, his fate was sealed.

Alan has written over eighty children's books, which have been translated into many languages and won several awards. In 2010, Dirty Bertie: Loo! was winner of the Leicestershire Children's Book Prize. Alan also writes for TV, including the hugely popular 'Horrid Henry' on CITV.

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My Doodle Book!
Alan MacDonald - illustrated by David Roberts
A delightfully, disgusting doodle book that will keep Dirty Bertie fans entertained for hours. Dirty Bertie is back but this time he'll be enticing you to join in with his madcap schemes and crazy capers - well in the form...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Horror!
Alan MacDonald - illustrated by David Roberts
In Horror! join Bertie as he sneaks into a scary film, meets a bad-tempered guard dog on his paper round and ruins a priceless work of art on a school trip! Bertie continues to delight children with his crazy plans,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2014
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Superstar!
Alan MacDonald - illustrated by David Roberts
Angela's on a mission! Whether she's learning a new skill for the school talent contest, getting lost on a nature walk, or squaring up to the boys on the football pitch, she's determined to stand out from the crowd!
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2014
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Rats!
Alan MacDonald - illustrated by David Roberts
Three great ‘Dirty Bertie' short stories in this one attractive book. In the title story Dirty Bertie, a delightfully disgusting boy who loves everything dirty and nasty, finds a clever way to get himself a new pet – and to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2014
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Queen Bee
Alan MacDonald - illustrated by David Roberts
Three wickedly funny stories about Angela who always thinks she knows best! Whether she's matchmaking her teachers, flogging homemade lemonade, or dealing with the Ugly Sisters, she always has an answer for everything... With fantastic artwork by award-winning illustrator, David...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/01/2014
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Angela Nicely Is the Best
Alan MacDonald - illustrated by David Roberts
Three entertaining stories about Angela Nicely, a little girl who is not at all what you'd expect from her name! First she gets into all kinds of trouble trying to prove that the head teacher is wearing a wig, then...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/06/2013
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Toothy!
Alan MacDonald - illustrated by David Roberts
Dirty Bertie, the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits, returns for another helping of comic chaos in the 19th book of this successful series.
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2013
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Scream!
Alan MacDonald - illustrated by David Roberts
Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! Join Bertie as he builds his very own haunted house, bites off more than he can chew during a class outing to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2012
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Dirty Bertie : Pong!
Alan MacDonald - illustrated by David Roberts
Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! Join Bertie as he comes a cropper on his Chopper, tests his patience - and everyone else's - on a bird-watching trip,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2012
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Dirty Bertie : Snow!
Alan MacDonald - illustrated by David Roberts
5+. Delightfully disgusting, these three stories about Bertie, a boy whose habits are far from clean, will delight emerging readers. As ever, Dirty Bertie is bursting with mad plans and crazy schemes all of which spell trouble for him and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2011
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Dirty Bertie : Kiss!
Alan MacDonald - illustrated by David Roberts
Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! Join Bertie as he struggles to escape from the clutches of Angela Nicely, attempts to prove that anything Know-All Nick can do,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/02/2011
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Dirty Bertie: Fangs!
Alan MacDonald - illustrated by David Roberts
7 +. Disgusting Dirty Bertie is back for a new set of mucky adventures. As ever he has some crazy plans up his sleeve most of which involve him being disgusting in more ways than can easily be imagined. This...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2010
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Worms!
Alan MacDonald - illustrated by David Roberts
Join Bertie as he tries to get out of a pink party, fails to be polite for a whole day and a makes really rubbish entry into the summer fair's flower arranging competition...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/2006
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