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John Dougherty

Biography

John Dougherty

John Dougherty was born in Larne, Northern Ireland. He studied psychology at university and then tried his hand at a number of jobs including YMCA hostel worker, factory machine operator,and unsuccessful singer-songwriter, before becoming a primary school teacher (elementary school teacher if you're in the United States, which he wasn't).

John Dougherty

Books by John Dougherty

written by John Dougherty with illustrations by Sam Ricks - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Humor, Magic

The rascally BADgers have escaped from jail and made an amazing discovery --- a pizza mine! They love eating it, of course, and selling it to make money to fund their villainous plots. But the Loose Pebbles library is tipping over without all that pizza to hold it up. And if it tips any farther, the entire island of Great Kerfuffle will flip over into the ocean! It's up to Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face to save the day. But even with a shopping cart disguised as a horse, secret agent sunglasses and an elephant who walks by at just the right moment, a surprise that's bigger and badder than ever throws them for a loop.

Written by John Dougherty with illustrations by Sam Ricks - Children's 8-12, Family, Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction, Humor
The villainous badgers have escaped from prison, and it's up to Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face to find them and put them back! Only someone who knows about stories can point them in the right direction, so they consult Miss Butterworth, the Ninja Librarian. After referring to a copy of STINKBOMB AND KETCHUP-FACE AND THE QUEST FOR THE MAGIC PORCUPINE, Miss Butterworth sends them on their quest. Along the way they encounter raccoons who are definitely NOT badgers in disguise, a really REALLY long traffic light, a rabbit in a prickly coat, and a banana-eating hammerhead shark, all leading to a showdown with the badgers.
Written by John Dougherty with illustrations by Sam Ricks. - Fantasy

Great Kerfuffle is really great. This particular kerfuffle started the day Stinkbomb's twenty dollar bill went missing. Stinkbomb and his little sister Ketchup-Face know exactly who took it: the badgers. They bring news of the badgers' treachery to King Toothbrush Weasel (don't get us started on the story behind his name…), who sends them on a quest to rid the land of badgers.