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Arthur's Nose
Author Marc Brown
Illustrator Marc Brown
Publication date May 15, 1976
Published by Little, Brown and Company
ISBN 0-316-11884-2
Publication Order
Preceded by
Followed by
Arthur's Eyes (1979)

Arthur's Nose is the first book in the Arthur Adventure series. It was written and illustrated by Marc Brown and published by Little, Brown and Company in 1976. In 2001, a 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of this book was published to celebrate the series' 25th anniversary, and also featured a timeline of the changes in the character designs and the people whom Marc Brown inspired the characters after.


Arthur is not happy with his nose, so he visits the rhinologist for a new one.



  • As this book is the starting point of the franchise, all the characters' designs (including Arthur himself) look different from their more commonly-seen designs.
  • This book was never adapted into a cartoon, because Arthur had long already been in his final design when the show debuted— meaning his nose is already so short that an episode based on this book would not fit in the show.