And the Blood Flowed Green by Alan Nolan


And the Blood Flowed Green by Alan Nolan

Marion 'Mick' Mulligan is a failed sci-fi author who dreams of escaping his humdrum life. His dreams become nightmares when he is abducted by extraterrestrials and abandoned on a lawless frontier planet. Together with his alien buddies Crk-Tish-Crrrkkk and Zeebo and his mechanical sidekick, RUNT, Mulligan must lead a daring jailbreak, battle roborevolutionaries on an android world and fight false murder charges on a spacebound sphere of pure water as he desperately tries to find his way home to Earth. Praise for Death by Chocolate 'Death by Chocolate is a great book that doesn't speak down to its audience and manages to pull in readers of all ages with its fun and quirky story' Comic Related


told with a great deal of humour! -- Our Book Reviews this was my first Graphic Novel and I haven't read a comic in many years now ... I was thoroughly impressed with where the concept has gone to -- Our Book Reviews I thoroughly enjoyed this book with its humour and totally unrealistic but fantastical drawings and I'm sure kids will enjoy this immensely -- Our Book Reviews I'm sure that dads everywhere would enjoy this immensely -- Our Book Reviews 'fun option for reluctant readers

'fantastic illustrations and slapstick humour throughout make this novella a fun easy read which would ideal for reluctant readers'

'would also make a great stimulus for creative writing, visual art and drama'

'much here to appeal to boys'

'very funny'

'graphic novel aficionados will relish (this)'

'perfect for reluctant readers'

'looks and reads wonderfully'

.com 'there is enough here for folk of all ages to dive in and experience a great book

.com 'the usual Nolan mix of sharp humour goes into overdrive in this book and is an absolute delight

.com 'a definite winner on value for money and ... a book that definitely delivers

.com 'they have each in their way been winners but with this final book they saved the best until last

.com 'And The Blood Flowed Green's release heralds the end of a landmark chapter in Irish comic story

.com 'a great gift for anyone this Christmas

.com 'highly recommended

.com 'loads of fun

.com 'The best of the series

.com 'Thumbs up, all the way

.com 'This is great!

.com 'a great book for reluctant readers

About the Author

Alan Nolan lives and works in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland. He is co-creator (with Ian Whelan) of Sancho comic, which was shortlisted for two Eagle awards, and is the author and illustrator of The Big Break Detectives Casebook, the Murder Can Be Fatal series, Fintan's Fifteen and Conor's Caveman.

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Book Info


80 pages
Interest Age: From 10


Alan Nolan
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O'Brien Press Ltd

Publication date

15th October 2012



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