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Elys Dolan

  • 5 stars across 9 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!
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+ readers, ... MoreRex: Dinosaur in Disguise

(15 reviews) Review
4th April 2013

Weasels

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

(6 reviews) Review
5th February 2015

Nuts in Space

A hilarious intergalatic adventure from award-winning comic genius, Elys DolanNot so long ago, in a galaxy fairly far aw... MoreNuts in Space

(5 reviews) Review
3rd August 2017

The Doughnut of Doom

It's another ordinary day in Food Town and Alison McNutty, peanut butter sandwich and rookie reporter, desperately needs... MoreThe Doughnut of Doom

(4 reviews) Review
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 ... MoreThe Mystery of the Haunted Farm

(2 reviews) Review
3rd November 2022

How to Make a Picture Book

Make your own picture book with this hilarious, activity-filled guide from award-winning author Elys Dolan.Ever wanted t... MoreHow to Make a Picture Book

(2 reviews) Review
5th February 2015

The Clockwork Dragon

Max and Lizzie's kingdom is being terrorized by a ferocious dragon named Flamethrottle. But if you think they are fright... MoreThe Clockwork Dragon

(0 reviews) Review
2nd November 2023

How to Make a Picture Book

Make your own picture book with this hilarious, activity-filled guide from award-winning author Elys Dolan. Ever wanted ... MoreHow to Make a Picture Book

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7th March 2024

Rex Dinosaur in Disguise: Undercover Alien

Rex goes on an intergalactic guinea pig rescue mission in his next adventure in the hilarious series for 7+ readers, fro... MoreRex Dinosaur in Disguise: Undercover Alien

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