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John Dougherty - Author

John Dougherty was born in Larne, Northern Ireland. He studied psychology at university and then tried his hand at a number of jobs including YMCA hostel worker, factory machine operator, and unsuccessful singer-songwriter, before becoming a primary school teacher.

Whilst John was teaching, his interest in children's literature was reawakened and he soon began writing stories and pestering publishers with them. After the publication of Zeus on the Loose (2004) he left teaching and took up writing full-time, only with more tea breaks. More recent books include the critically-acclaimed Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face series and his poetry collection, Dinosaurs & Dinner-Ladies.

His books have been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards and chosen for various book of the week/year roundups by the broadsheets, but more importantly, they make children giggle.

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Dinosaurs and Dinner-Ladies
John Dougherty - illustrated by Tom Morgan-Jones
John Dougherty's poetic debut ‘Dinosaurs & Dinner-Ladies' is a collection of sheer brilliance with all the wit and charm we've come to expect from this popular fiction writer. Dougherty draws on his experiences as a teacher and captures school-life to...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/06/2016
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Jack Slater, Monster Investigator
John Dougherty
Jack Slater has a job on his hands. He has to tackle the monster who is frightening his parents out of their bed every night. Armed with his penlight torch and his teddy called Freddy, Jack Slater sets...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 05/01/2006
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