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
  • pdf-logoDownload Chapter 3: The Show Begins

  • Tiger Boots
  • pdf-logoDownload Chapter 1: Crokes v Darnville

Little Croker

Feile Fever

Teaching Resources: free to view and download

Alfie Green and the Magical Gift

  • pdf-logoDownload Teaching Guides: Teaching guide to Alfie Green and the Magical Gift

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: My Garden

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: My Friend Alfie

Alfie Green and a Sink Full of Frogs

  • pdf-logoDownload Teaching Guides: Teaching Guide for Alfie Green and a Sink Full of Frogs

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: My own Arcania

Alfie Green and the Bee-Bottle Gang

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  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: A bit of a muddle ...

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: A new adventure for Alfie!

Alfie Green and the Fly-Trapper

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

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: Ask Alfie!

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: A very strange plant ...

Alfie Green and the Monkey Puzzler

  • pdf-logoDownload Teaching Guides: Teaching Guide for Alfie Green and the Monkey Puzzler

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: Monkey Business!

Alfie Green and the Conker King

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: Create a new character!

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: Exploring Arcania

Alfie Green and the Supersonic Subway

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: Word search

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: Buried Treasures

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: My favourite memory ...

Legends' Lair

  • pdf-logoDownload Teaching Guides: Teaching guide to the book by Peter Heaney

Little Croker

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

Feile Fever

  • pdf-logoDownload Teaching Guides: Teaching guide and class activities by Peter Heaney

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: Croke Park: four activities based on the class outing to Croke Park

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: Jimmy Says ... Creative writing activity

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: Did You Need to Know? Creative writing activity about dishonesty

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: The Sports Page. Creative writing activity

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: The Three Texts: creative writing activity