About the Author

Andrew Cranna is an artist, educator and author who is currently based in Sydney NSW. Andrew’s cartoons and illustrations are loved by young people across the country and appear regularly in the pages of The School Magazine.

Andrew is also the illustrator for the Teaching Guide series, published by the NSW Department of Education and Communities, where his particular brand of zany humour makes teaching and learning activities accessible and fun.

‘The Bloodhound Boys: The Great Blood Bank Robbery’ is Andrew’s first graphic novel for Walker Books. It’s been shortlisted by the Children’s Book Council of Australia for the Crichton Award for New Illustrators and also shortlisted for the Reading Children’s Book Prize of 2014.

His second book in the series ‘The Bloodhound Boys: The Monster Truck Tremor Dilemma’ will be out soon.

Read a review of The Bloodhound Boys here

11 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. Mr Cranna, delighted to hear about your first book. Way to go!
    Looking forward to reading it.
    Natalia Stansall

      • Don’t worry sir, nothing will be as kind as you are! You really have no idea about how much you have benefited SGS St Ives. It really has been an honour. Good luck with your next book and you’ve done so much you should be considered to be done for Night of the Notables! he.he,,,

  2. Since Term 1, I remember doing the early versions of this graphic novel with you and seeing it from there to now is incredible. Sir, keep going and do what you love- art!

  3. Wow, what a great book! I bought your book from the bookshop at St Ives shopping centre on the recommendation from the lady serving me. I was originally looking for a Tintin book for my 9 year old son who is finding it a bit overwhelming to read novels for home reading. We are both enjoying the story tremendously and the illustrations are right up his alley! Thank you for helping him build a love for reading! I hope you write another book like this, primary boys need it!

    • Dear Helene!
      Thank you very much for your message and I’m soooooooo happy you and your son are enjoying The Bloodhound Boys! I know the bookshop at St Ives shopping centre very well and I’ve often had a browse in there myself.
      Regarding my second book, I’ve just finished sketching the final pages. It’s the next book in The Bloodhound Boy series and it’s called The Monster Truck Tremor Dilemma. I’m currently having lots of fun working on the cover.
      Please say hello to your son for me.
      Kind Regards, Andrew Cranna

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