Alan Nolan

Alan Nolan

Alan Nolan lives and works in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland. He has written and illustrated many books and comics for children and grown-ups, including Fintan’s Fifteen, Conor's Caveman and the Murder Can Be Fatal series.

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Conor's Caveman - The Amazing Adventures of Ogg

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Danny Brown and the Monster Toothbrush

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Danny Brown and the Talking Teeth

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Sam Hannigan and the Last Dodo

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Sam Hannigan's Woof Week

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Fintan's Fifteen - Ireland's Worst Hurling Team Wants You!

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1913 - Larkin's Labour War

Written by and Illustrated by Gerry Hunt, Coloured by Alan Nolan

Dublin 1913 – Lockout

Low-paid workers – under the leadership of Big Jim Larkin – organised themselves into Unions to insist on better conditions. The business world retaliated by locking them out of their jobs without pay … how long could they hold out?

Animal Crackers

Fantastic Facts About Your Favourite Animals

Written by Sarah Webb and Alan Nolan

A book of animal facts that will appeal strongly to children, illustrated with black & white animal art/doodles, activities and quiz pages – a highly interactive, fun and informative book.

The Big Break Detectives Casebook

Written by and Illustrated by Alan Nolan

The Big Break Detectives: three school friends who, from their secret base under the school, solve crimes, right wrongs, unravel mysteries and nab evil-doers - all on their lunch break!

An exciting graphic novel for children of all ages.

Cliffs of Moher and the Burren

My Ireland Activity Book

Written by Natasha Mac a'Bháird, Illustrated by Alan Nolan

A bright and fun-filled activity book set on the wild west coast of Ireland. Puzzles, games, colouring, stories and tons of interesting facts.

Conor's Caveman

The Amazing Adventures of Ogg

A pre-hysterical new illustrated novel by the author of the smash-hit Fintan’s Fifteen.

Danny Brown and his Daft Dog

Written by Brianóg Brady Dawson, Illustrated by Michael Connor, Coloured by Alan Nolan

It's freezing at the park! Granny has warm socks. Baby Susie has a warm hat. Poor Keeno has nothing to keep him warm. Not to worry... Danny has a plan. What could go wrong?

Danny Brown and the Big Surprise

Written by Brianóg Brady Dawson, Illustrated by Michael Connor, Coloured by Alan Nolan

Danny's back! And he's in trouble with Granny - again! This time he has to keep Granny's secret until Mum's birthday, but Danny isn't very good at being good. Can he keep the secret without getting into trouble? What do you think?

Danny Brown and the Monster Toothbrush

Written by Brianóg Brady Dawson, Illustrated by Michael Connor, Coloured by Alan Nolan

Danny hates brushing his teeth, so when he gets a new toothbrush he wants to get rid of it! He tries flushing it down the toilet, burying it in the garden and throwing it for Keano, his dog, but it keeps coming back!

A fun story about a boy who can't help getting into trouble. Illustrated in colour throughout.

Danny Brown and the Talking Teeth

Written by Brianóg Brady Dawson, Illustrated by Michael Connor, Coloured by Alan Nolan

Danny Brown is always in trouble.
Why did he take Granny’s teeth to school?
Just WHAT was he thinking?
Now Mum is cross, teacher is cross,
and Granny is VERY cross.
But Danny was only having fun, wasn’t he?

Dublin

My Ireland Activity Book

Written by Natasha Mac a'Bháird, Illustrated by Alan Nolan

A bright and fun-filled activity book set in Dublin. Puzzles, games, colouring, stories and tons of interesting facts.

Let's Colour Ireland!

Explore Ireland through your colouring pencils! With this fun variety of Irish landscapes, interesting characters and iconic places. Meet Fungi the Dolphin in Dingle and visit the Rock of Cashel. This is the perfect colouring book for children living in Ireland or visiting from abroad.

Sam Hannigan and the Last Dodo

When a mysterious package arrives on the doorstep of Hannigan’s Haven on a stormy night, Sam and the gang are astonished to discover that it contains a living, breathing (and long believed extinct) Dodo bird!

Sam Hannigan's Woof Week

Animal lover and champion Irish dancer Samantha Hannigan is having a truly woof week. She and her best friend Ajay were messing around with the Brain Swap 3000, one of her grandad’s crackpot inventions, and now Sam is stuck inside the body of her neighbours’ dog – how can they can change her back?

Six Million Ways to Die

Written by and Illustrated by Alan Nolan

Rex 'Thunderclap' Aldrin, bionically rebuilt after a failed motorcycle stunt, solves an intriguing time-travel mystery.

A graphic novel detective story unlike any other ... except for the rest of the Murder Can Be Fatal series!

Taibhse

Written by Gabriel Rosenstock, Illustrated by Alan Nolan

Tá torann aisteach aerach le cloisteáil i dteach duine de na bleachtairí. Cad atá ann in aon chor? An den saol seo nó den saol eile é?

The Wild Atlantic Way

My Ireland Activity Book

Written by Natasha Mac a'Bháird, Illustrated by Alan Nolan

A bright and fun-filled activity book set on the Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. Puzzles, games, colouring, stories and tons of interesting facts.