Written by
Joe O'Brien
Illustrated by
Jean Texier
Alfie Green and the Chocolate Cosmos

Budsville’s chocolate fair cancelled? No way, Alfie decides. Chocolate seeds from Arcania are the answer, but only if he can survive the Roaring Rainforest, the vicious Spider Plant and the Forest Ogre.


Best Chocolate Book in Ireland - 2010



Irish Book Awards: Children's Award (Junior) - 2010


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76 pages
177x130 mm

Budsville's chocolate fair cancelled? No way, Alfie decides. The wise old plant tells him of the Roaring Rainforest in Arcania where he can collect chocolate seeds. But it won't be easy. Alfie first has to brave the vicious Spider Plants and the Forest Ogre. And even if he escapes from them, the Chocolate Vine is waiting to catapult him through the gateway of the Chocolate Cosmos. Not even his crystal orchid will be able to save him then.

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 Chocolate Cosmos is the latest in Joe O'Brien's charming, quirky series in which young Alfie tries to save Budsville's chocolate fair and a favourite to read aloud in my house.'

Sunday Independent

'exciting ... it has the right pace for newly confident readers to gobble through the pages quickly, which is part of its charm ... The relationship between the illustration and text mingle well on the page and really make the story pop ... A lovingly produced book that will pack just the right punch for girls or boys.'

Inis Magazine
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