Joe O'Brien

Joe O'Brien

Joe O'Brien lives in Ballyfermot in Dublin with his wife and children. He is the author of nine books featuring Alfie Green, a boy who can talk to plants. For older readers he has written three books about Danny Wilde and his Littlestown Crokes GAA team, Legends' Lair (about Charlie Stubbs and his dreams of becoming a soccer player) and one fantasy novel, Beyond the Cherry Tree. He has appeared on RTE's The Den, TV3's Ireland AM and many radio shows. He regularly holds readings in bookshops and libraries around the country.

 

  • Alfie Green and the Monkey Puzzler
  • Download Chapter 3: The Show Begins

  • Tiger Boots
  • Download Chapter 1: Crokes v Darnville

Little Croker

Feile Fever

Teaching Resources: free to view and download

Alfie Green and the Magical Gift

  • Download Activity sheets: My Garden

  • Download Activity sheets: My Friend Alfie

  • Download Teaching Guides: Teaching guide to Alfie Green and the Magical Gift

Alfie Green and a Sink Full of Frogs

  • Download Activity sheets: My own Arcania

  • Download Teaching Guides: Teaching Guide for Alfie Green and a Sink Full of Frogs

Alfie Green and the Bee-Bottle Gang

  • Download Activity sheets: A bit of a muddle ...

  • Download Activity sheets: A new adventure for Alfie!

  • Download Teaching Guides: Teaching Guide for Alfie Green and the Bee-Bottle Gang

Alfie Green and the Fly-Trapper

  • Download Activity sheets: Ask Alfie!

  • Download Activity sheets: A very strange plant ...

  • Download Teaching Guides: Teaching Guide for Alfie Green and the Fly-trapper

Alfie Green and the Monkey Puzzler

  • Download Activity sheets: Monkey Business!

  • Download Teaching Guides: Teaching Guide for Alfie Green and the Monkey Puzzler

Alfie Green and the Conker King

  • Download Activity sheets: Create a new character!

  • Download Activity sheets: Exploring Arcania

Alfie Green and the Supersonic Subway

  • Download Activity sheets: Word search

  • Download Activity sheets: Buried Treasures

  • Download Activity sheets: My favourite memory ...

Legends' Lair

  • Download Teaching Guides: Teaching guide to the book by Peter Heaney

Little Croker

  • Download Teaching Guides: Teaching guide and range of activities based on the book by Peter Heaney

Feile Fever

  • Download Activity sheets: Croke Park: four activities based on the class outing to Croke Park

  • Download Activity sheets: Jimmy Says ... Creative writing activity

  • Download Activity sheets: Did You Need to Know? Creative writing activity about dishonesty

  • Download Activity sheets: The Sports Page. Creative writing activity

  • Download Activity sheets: The Three Texts: creative writing activity

  • Download Teaching Guides: Teaching guide and class activities by Peter Heaney

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