Alan Snow - Author

About the Author

Alan Snow is an English artist, working with books, animation, film and computers. He has written and illustrated over 160 books for children, including How Dogs Really Work, The Truth About Cats, and How Santa Really Works. He has also worked on a very diverse range of other projects, including work on the design of a children's science museum in Japan and the design of a project robot currently on sale worldwide.

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Here Be Monsters!

Here Be Monsters!

Author: Alan Snow Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Meet the Boxtrolls! The book that inspired the film! There's an emergency in Ratbridge! Only orphan Arthur and his new friends Willbury Nibble QC, Marjorie the inventor, a timid cabbagehead, and some very excitable boxtrolls can save the day! But are they really up to the job? Why has the evil Snatcher taken up residence in Cheese Hall? Who has stolen Marjorie's latest invention? And who knew that rats were so good at removing stains? Find out in this amazing, fun, and highly-illustrated romp!

Worse Things Happen at Sea!

Worse Things Happen at Sea!

Author: Alan Snow Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/04/2014

The people of Ratbridge are going crazy for the amazing miracle medicine, Black Jollop. But disaster strikes when it looks as though the powerful pick-me-up is running out! It's up to Arthur and his friends on board the Nautical Laundry to journey afar to gather the secret ingredient. It's excitement ahoy in this madcap story, full of hilarious and outrageous characters, including the loveable Boxtrolls who are now stars in the Oscar-nominated film The Boxtrolls.

How Pirates Really Work

How Pirates Really Work

Author: Alan Snow Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2014

Arollicking exploration of all things piratical from the brilliant mind of acclaimed author/illustrator Alan Snow. A jam-packed feast for the eyes. Don't miss it!

How Pirates Really Work

How Pirates Really Work

Author: Alan Snow Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2013

A rollicking exploration of all things piratical from the brilliant mind of acclaimed author/illustrator Alan Snow. A jam-packed feast for the eyes. Don't miss it!

How Dinosaurs Really Work

How Dinosaurs Really Work

Author: Alan Snow Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/03/2013

Have you ever wondered what colour dinosaurs really were, what they had for breakfast or even whether you could beat one in a running race? You have! Then this is the book for you. Crammed full of interesting dino-facts and bursting with detailed illustrations, How Dinosaurs Really Work covers everything you need to know about these roaring beasts. The perfect book for all dino-crazy youngsters.

How Santa Really Works Pop-Up

How Santa Really Works Pop-Up

Author: Alan Snow Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2010

Beneath the Arctic Polar Ice Cap, deep underground, is a bustling community with one mission only - to make Christmas happen! Have you ever wondered how Santa knows exactly what you want for Christmas? How does he find time to read all those letters? Does he really know which children have been naughty and which have been nice? Here is a true scoop on how Santa does what he does so well, brilliantly brought to life in this Christmas-tastic new pop-up edition.

Here Be Monsters Part 2: Man In The Iron Socks

Here Be Monsters Part 2: Man In The Iron Socks

Author: Alan Snow Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

Arthur and his rat and pirate friends are on a mission - to save the kidnapped underlings and to thwart Snatcher's evil plans. But do they dare venture into the sinister Cheese Hall itself? And if they do, what - and who - will they find there? With nearly two hundred incredible black and white drawings, this is the second part of this astonishing illustrated journey into the unbelievably weird world of Ratbridge.

How Santa Really Works

How Santa Really Works

Author: Alan Snow Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2005

Beneath the Arctic Polar Ice Cap, deep underground, is a bustling community with one mission and one mission only: to make Christmas happen. Have you ever wondered how Santa can pop out of a chimney without a soot stain on his red velvet? Elves, of course - fully trained at the Elf Academy in chimney sweeping! And does Santa REALLY have time to check if every single child's been naughty or nice? Of course not - that's why he created the CIA (Christmas Intelligence Agency) to train elves to spy on children. And where do all those Santas in department store grottoes come from? The Santa Academy, of course. HOW SANTA REALLY WORKS is a true scoop on how Santa does what he does so well, brilliantly conceived by Alan Snow.

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