Oisín McGann

Born in Dublin in 1973, Oisín McGann spent his childhood there and in Drogheda, County Louth. He studied art at Ballyfermot Senior College and Dún Laoghaire School of Art and Design, and went on to work in illustration, design and film animation. He moved to London in 1998, where he eventually found work as an art director and copy writer for an advertising agency.

After three and a half years of advertising, he began to fear for his immortal soul. He returned to Ireland in the summer of 2002 much as he had left ... with no job, no home and some meagre savings.

He now lives in Meath and works as an author, freelance illustrator and artist..

You can check out Oisín's own website at oisinmcgann.com.

  • Mad Grandad and the Mutant River
  • pdf-logoDownload What happens when you go fishing with Mad Grandad?

  • Mad Grandad and the Kleptoes
  • pdf-logoDownload Mad Grandad is woken by the Kleptoes

  • Mad Grandad's Wicked Pictures
  • pdf-logoDownload Mad Grandad and Lenny find some peculiar paint

  • Mad Grandad's Doppelganger
  • pdf-logoDownload Chapter 2: Grandad's Dodgy Goggles

  • The Baby Giant
  • pdf-logoDownload The Journey back from Scotland

  • The Evil Hairdo
  • pdf-logoDownload The Hair Attacks!

  • Wired Teeth
  • pdf-logoDownload Chapter One: Terror in the classroom ...

  • The Harvest Tide Project
  • pdf-logoDownload Prologue to The Harvest Tide Project

Mad Grandad and the Flying Saucer

Meet The Author, Oisín McGann. With thanks to EATV/C2K Newsdesk .

Teaching Resources: free to view and download

Mad Grandad and the Flying Saucer

  • pdf-logoDownload Discovery Challenge: Discovery Challenge: make a collage and more!

Mad Grandad's Flying Saucer

  • pdf-logoDownload Discovery Challenge: Discovery Challenge: make a collage, and more!

Mad Grandad and the Kleptoes

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: Colour in Mad Grandad and Lenny, and make up a story about them!

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: Help Mad Grandad find his way through the maze

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: Help Lenny and Mad Grandad find the lost words

Mad Grandad's Wicked Pictures

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: Mad Grandad is dancing to the news - colour him in and make up some dance steps of your own!

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: Guide Lenny through the maze and help him find Mad Grandad

The Gods and their Machines

  • pdf-logoDownload Teaching Guides: Teaching guide to the novel by Judy Deacon