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Alan MacDonaldAlan MacDonald was born in Watford and now lives a stone’s throw from the River Trent in Nottingham.  He is married with three children. After several years acting and directing in a travelling theatre company, he turned full time to writing in 1990 since when he has published over sixty books for children and the scripts of many popular children's television series like Horrid Henry and The Tweenies.

Alan is best known for the Dirty Bertie series he writes with illustrator David Roberts for the 6-8 age group, which has over 30 titles under contract, and he is also author of a spin off series, Angela Nicely, a new series with Egmont about a talking dog, Ask Oscar, and is writer of the picture book Prince of Pants, illustrated by Sarah McIntyre, which was shortlisted for the Laugh Out Loud (Lollies) Awards 2017 and the Sheffield Book Award.

Illustrated by Sarah Horne

Alan MacDonald Meet Oscar. The one and only talking dog . .

Sam has wanted a dog for AGES, so when Oscar turns up on this doorstep he can’t believe his luck.And when he finds out that Oscar's secret he can’t believe his ears!

Oscar thinks humans are silly and rather badly trained – but when the freedom of the town’s dogs is under threat, Oscar’s about to discover that a dog’s best friend is his boy. 

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Alan MacDonald has written more than seventy books for children, the most recent of which are: Ask Oscar, Egmont, 2018; Dirty Bertie Mascot!, Stripes, 2017; Dirty Bertie Disco!, Stripes, 2017; Angela Nicely Starstruck!, Stripes, 2017; The Prince of Pants, Scholastic, 2016; 2016, Dirty Bertie Monster!, Stripes, 2016; Superhero School – Thunderbot’s Day of Doom, Bloomsbury, 2016; Dirty Bertie Fame, Stripes, 2016; Superhero School – Curse of the Evil Custard, Bloomsbury 2015; Superhero School Alien Attack!, Bloomsbury, 2015; Dirty Bertie Fame, Stripes, 2016; Dirty Bertie Jackpot, Stripes, 2015; Dirty Bertie Aliens! Stripes, 2015; Angela Nicely Cupcake Wars, Stripes, 2016; Angela Nicely Puppy Love, Stripes, 2015; Angela Nicely Superstar, Stripes, 2014; Superhero School - Revenge of the Green Meanie, Bloomsbury, 2014; Dirty Bertie Rats!, Stripes, 2014; Dirty Bertie Smash!, Stripes, 2014; Angela Nicely Queen Bee, Stripes, 2014; Angela Nicely, Stripes, 2013; Dirty Bertie Zombie!, Stripes, 2013; Dirty Bertie Dinosaur!, Stripes, 2013; Dirty Bertie Toothy!, Stripes 2013; Dirty Bertie Scream!, Stripes, 2012; Dirty Bertie Pirate!, Stripes, 2012; Dirty Bertie Pong!, Stripes, 2012.