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Joe O'Brien - Author

About the Author

Joe O'Brien lives in Ballyfermot in Dublin with his wife and children. He is the author of nine Alfie Green books as well as three books in the Danny Wilde GAA series for older readers and one fantasy novel, Beyond the Cherry Tree. He has appeared on RTE's The Den, TV3's Ireland AM and many radio shows. His book Alfie Green and the Chocolate Cosmos was shortlisted for Children's Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards in 2010. He regularly holds readings in bookshops and libraries around the country. His website is at www.joeobrienauthor.com.

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The Curious Elf

The Curious Elf

Author: Joe O'Brien Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/07/2018

Tiger Boots

Tiger Boots

Author: Joe O'Brien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2018

The third Danny Wilde book 'Enjoy your football and you'll always be a winner!' yelled the coach. The Crokes are doing well in the football league this season, but off the pitch things aren't so good; Danny's dad, the Crokes' coach, is having a hard time - he's worried about his job, and his friends' daughter, Clara, is sick and needs an expensive operation. But GAA is like one big family, and when Danny and the Crokes hear that Clara is the captain of her GAA team in Boston, they're determined to raise money for her. Despite some hitches along the way - like trouble with Trinity, the girl he has his eye on - between training, school and a fundraising football marathon, Danny and the Crokes make this a season to remember!

Alfie Green and the Supersonic Subway

Alfie Green and the Supersonic Subway

Author: Joe O'Brien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2013

When the Emerald Cactus in the Desert of Doom explodes, Budsville is covered in sparkling green sand ... Soon the evil Desert Elves will arrive on their Scorpion Chariots. How can Alfie stop them? A very special lawnmower hidden in a secret subway under Grandad's shed might do the trick - and it might help Alfie and Fitzer in the go-kart race, too!

Alfie Green and the Conker King

Alfie Green and the Conker King

Author: Joe O'Brien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2011

Alfie would love to win the School Conker Championship. But with Conor Hoolihan on his team and Whacker Walsh cheating all the time, he has no chance. He needs to find a Super Cracking Conker, and he needs to find one fast. Alfie must travel through the Skeleton Woods of Arcania to find the last great king of the conker warriors. Will the Conker King part with his winning conker? Alfie Green book 6

Tiger Boots

Tiger Boots

Author: Joe O'Brien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2010

The third Danny Wilde book 'Enjoy your football and you'll always be a winner!' yelled the coach. The Crokes are doing well in the football league this season, but off the pitch things aren't so good; Danny's dad, the Crokes' coach, is having a hard time - he's worried about his job, and his friends' daughter, Clara, is sick and needs an expensive operation. But GAA is like one big family, and when Danny and the Crokes hear that Clara is the captain of her GAA team in Boston, they're determined to raise money for her. Despite some hitches along the way - like trouble with Trinity, the girl he has his eye on - between training, school and a fundraising football marathon, Danny and the Crokes make this a season to remember!

Alfie Green and the Chocolate Cosmos

Alfie Green and the Chocolate Cosmos

Author: Joe O'Brien Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/02/2010

Budsville's chocolate fair cancelled? No way, Alfie decides. The wise old plant tells him of the Roaring Rainforest in Arcania where he can collect chocolate seeds. But it won't be easy. Alfie first has to brave the vicious Spider Plants and the Forest Ogre. And even if he escapes from them, the Chocolate Vine is waiting to catapult him through the gateway of the Chocolate Cosmos. Not even his crystal orchid will be able to save him then.

Alfie Green and the Monkey Puzzler

Alfie Green and the Monkey Puzzler

Author: Joe O'Brien Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2009

The circus has come to town. But it's no ordinary circus, it's Monty's Marvellous Monkey Circus and all the performers are monkeys! All the kids from Budsville are really excited, except for Alfie who suspects all is not what it seems ...

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