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Elys Dolan

  • 5 stars across 16 books
    Elys 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 graduated with distinction from the MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. Elys has since written and illustrated several hilarious picture books, including Weasels (Nosy Crow) and The Clockwork Dragon , written by Jonathan
    Emmett (OUP). Working 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,  Elys has already been shortlisted for The
    Roald Dahl Funny Prize, shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize , and nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal!
    18th February 2021

    What About The Tooth Fairy?

    Santa has Christmas, Cupid has Valentine's Day and the Easter Bunny has . . . well, Easter! But why doesn't the Toot... More

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    17th January 2017

    Mr Bunny's Chocolate Factory

    Go behind the scenes of Mr Bunny's chocolate factory in this hilarious picture book and winner of the 2018 Laugh Out Lou... More

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    7th April 2016

    Steven Seagull Action Hero

    Find out how Steven Seagull saves Beach City in this hilarious action-packed picture book from the creator of Weasels, E... More

    (6 reviews)
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    4th April 2013

    Weasels

    The hilarious debut picture book from awardwinning comic genius, Elys Dolan Weasels. What do you think they do all day?... More

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    6th March 2015

    The Monster from the Blue Planet

    Hugely fun space adventure from international bestseller Cornelia Funke, with full colour illustrations by award-winning... More

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    2nd June 2022

    Rex: Dinosaur in Disguise

    A comedy of errors starring the instantly-loveable Rex - the first book in a fantastically funny series for 7+ reade... More

    (6 reviews)
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    5th February 2015

    Nuts in Space

    A hilarious intergalatic adventure from award-winning comic genius, Elys Dolan Not so long ago, in a galaxy fairly far ... More

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    4th October 2018

    Santa's Wonderful Workshop

    Step inside Santa's workshop and experience Christmas like never before. With more toys to make than ever it's going to ... More

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    4th April 2019

    Super Snail

    Meet Kevin: ordinary slug by day, fearless, shell-wearing Super Snail by night. The hilarious superhero you didn't... More

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    3rd September 2015

    The Mystery of the Haunted Farm

    Strange and spooky things are happening down on the farm, and Farmer Greg knows exactly who to call -Ghost-hunters! The ... More

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