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Elys Dolan - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Elys Dolan is an author and illustrator living in Cambridge. She grew up in a part of Sussex that consists almost entirely of trees and cows and she was named after a department store in Wimbledon. She's never let either of these things hold her back and Elys recently graduated with distinction from the MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art.  Elys has been awarded second place in the Macmillan Prize and was also shortlisted for the Waterstone's ‘Picture This’ prize. Elys works predominately with ink, newfangled digital witchcraft and coloured pencils of which she is the proud owner of 178 but can never seem to find a sharpener. Her other books include Steven Seagull Action Hero and Mr Bunny’s Chocolate Factory. The Bookseller's Fiona Noble picked Elys as 'One to Watch' in 2015. When not doing pictures and making things up, Elys enjoys growing cacti, collecting pocket watches and eating excessive amounts of fondant fancies. She is also studying for a PhD on comedy in picture books at Anglia Ruskin University.  

Featured books by Elys Dolan

Other books by Elys Dolan

The Doughnut of Doom

The Doughnut of Doom

Author: Elys Dolan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

It's another ordinary day in Food Town and Alison McNutty, peanut butter sandwich and rookie reporter, desperately needs a big break. So, when news comes in of a monster doughnut on the rampage, she's straight on the case - she knew there was something dodgy about the superfoods down at Lemon Labs! And boy, is that doughnut hungry! It's EATING everything in sight and not even the police, the fire chiefs OR the military can bring it down. Whatever will President Bacon do? Luckily, Alison has a cunning plan. All they need is a plucky hero who will sacrifice themselves for the good of all food kind . . . !

The Mystery of the Haunted Farm

The Mystery of the Haunted Farm

Author: Elys Dolan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2016

Strange and spooky things are happening down on the farm, and Farmer Greg knows exactly who to call - Ghosthunters! The three little pigs are the best guys for the job, a specialist team of Ghosthunters equipped with the latest in ghost-hunting gadgets. But when the Phantom Finder 5000 fails to recognise any paranormal activity AT ALL, the pigs realise all is not quite as it seems. . . and there's certainly something suspicious about the mysterious chicken coop up on the hill . . . could that be a werepuppy?

The Mystery of the Haunted Farm

The Mystery of the Haunted Farm

Author: Elys Dolan Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/08/2015

Strange and spooky things are happening down on the farm, and Farmer Greg knows exactly who to call -Ghost-hunters! The three little pigs are the best guys for the job, a specialist team of Ghosthunters equipped with the latest in ghost-hunting gadgets. But when the Phantom Finder 5000 fails to recognise any paranormal activity AT ALL, the pigs realise all is not quite as it seems. . . and there's certainly something suspicious about the mysterious chicken coup up on the hill . . . could that be a werepuppy?

The Clockwork Dragon

The Clockwork Dragon

Author: Jonathan Emmett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2015

Max and Lizzie's kingdom is being terrorized by a ferocious dragon named Flamethrottle. But if you think they are frightened you had better think again! They have a daring plan to chase that dastardly dragon out of town . . .

Nuts in Space

Nuts in Space

Author: Elys Dolan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2014

An elite crew of furry animals are celebrating. They have found the Lost Nuts of Legend and according to the myth, the bearer of this mythical snack will be immortal, invincible and never will it be past their bedtime - now all they have to do is go home. But - oh dear - if only it were that simple. Everyone is starving, the Star Nav is broken, the neighbours are distinctly unfriendly and it was a really, REALLY bad idea to stop at the Death Banana and ask for directions. Will they EVER find their way home? And, most importantly will they get home before something happens to the Nuts?'

Nuts in Space

Nuts in Space

Author: Elys Dolan Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2014

An elite crew of furry animals are celebrating. They have found the Lost Nuts of Legend and according to the myth, the bearer of this mythical snack will be immortal, invincible and never will it be past their bedtime - now all they have to do is go home. But - oh dear - if only it were that simple. Everyone is starving, the Star Nav is broken, the neighbours are distinctly unfriendly and it was a really, REALLY bad idea to stop at the Death Banana and ask for directions. Will they EVER find their way home? And, most importantly will they get home before something happens to the Nuts?'

Weasels

Weasels

Author: Elys Dolan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2014

Find out how the weasels' dastardly plans for world domination are foiled in this hilarious, off-the-wall debut picture book from a shiny new star in the children's book firmament. It's packed with cross-over humour to amuse little kids, and big kids too. The art is stylish yet accessible and full of details for poring over time and time again - there's always a new joke to find! And there are machines, maps and even a laboratory . . . oh, and lots and lots of weasels.

Weasels

Weasels

3+ readers

Author: Elys Dolan Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2013

It's packed with cross-over humour to amuse kids and big kids too. The art is stylish yet accessible and full of details for poring over time and time again - there's always a new joke to find! And there are machines and maps and even a laboratory ...oh, and lots of lots of weasels. Find out how the weasels' dastardly plans for world domination are foiled in this hilarious, off-the-wall debut picture book from a shiny new star in the children's book firmament. Click here to download The Weasels' Workplace Survival Guide!

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