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Jeremy Strong - Author

Jeremy Strong is a fantastic children's author. His books are side splittingly funny and once you have read one your children will be asking you to get more.

His work has a wide ranging appeal to the 7+ market (5-7s who are keen readers will love them too) especially to boys and tomboys. Jeremy was born in Eltham, South East London in November 1949. He has had a varied career path before becoming an author including jobs as a: Head Teacher, Caretaker, Strawberry Picker, Jam Doughnut Stuffer! His first published book was Smith's Tail in 1978 and he now lives in Kent.

Jeremy’s work is characterised by humour and direct child appeal. The books are packed with tongue in cheek gags and characters and situations that your children will love. He says of himself "My sense of humour got stuck at age ten." He thinks his writing has been influenced most of all by Spike Milligan, but also by falling on his head when he was three years old.

When he was about eighteen he started writing very serious stories for adults, but none of them were published. By the time he was twenty-one he was writing stories for children after realizing that he loved writing funny stories and making people laugh.

Five Things You Didn‟t Know About Jeremy Strong:
1. Jeremy Strong used to be Headmaster to The Diary of Dennis the Menace author, Steven Butler! Steven thanks Jeremy for helping to turn him from a reluctant reader, to an avid reader and finally a writer.

2. Jeremy‟s first book was called Smith's Tail and it was about a cat.

3. Jeremy once worked in a bakery, putting the jam into three thousand doughnuts every night.

4. Jeremy started writing stories when he was eight years old. When he was eighteen he started writing very serious stories for adults, but none of them were published. By the time he was twenty-one he was writing stories for children, and quickly realized that he loved writing funny stories and making people laugh.

5. If Jeremy wasn‟t a writer he would want to play the piano really, really well, or be a terrific artist.

AWARDS

The Children's Book Award 1997 for The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog
The Sheffield Children’s Book Award 1998 (Shorter Novel category) for Pirate Pandemonium
The Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2000 (Shorter Novel category) for Dinosaur Pox

Featured Books, with extracts, by Jeremy Strong

A Perfectly Ordinary School
Jeremy Strong
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ Bestselling Jeremy Strong wittily dreams up the perfect way for Frankie to see off the school bullies. Frankie would like school – except that everyone teases him just because he is so tall. Changing...
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Kidnapped! The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog's Sizzling Summer
Jeremy Strong
Ideal for children aged 7+ this is a perfect holiday read from the King of comedy that is full of slapstick humour and laugh-out-loud adventure. When Streaker goes on her summer holidays, hilarious misadventures aren't far behind as he runs...
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Chuckle Bob's Great Escape
Jeremy Strong
Interest age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ Best-selling Jeremy Strong tells a dramatic story of a monkey on the loose. When Chuckle Bob escapes from the pet shop, he has no idea just how difficult it is to live on...
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The Ghost in the Bath
Jeremy Strong
Interest Age 8 - 12 Reading Age 8+. Ghosts and history whizz through this hilarious story. Luke hates most things that happen at school – and he especially hates history. When his teacher sets the class a project to do...
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Living With Vampires
Jeremy Strong
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. There's plenty of gory humour as Vlad frets about his school parents' evening. Having vampire parents makes Vlad's evening a night to worry about. While Mrs Fottle, his teacher, thinks Vlad's pictures of his...
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The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog Goes for Gold!
Jeremy Strong
The world's fastest and best-selling dog Streaker is back going for gold in the town's Animal Games. Surely he's a shoe-in? But there's one problem. Although Streaker is fast, he is also, according to Mum, less obedient than a carrot....
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Cartoon Kid
Jeremy Strong
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. Loads of laughs in this new series from best-selling author Jeremy Strong. Casper's new teacher says everyone in the class is a superhero and together thy can fight injustice. Casper...
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My Brother's Christmas Bottom - Unwrapped!
Jeremy Strong
Best-selling Jeremy Strong tells another uproariously funny story about the unusual and unpredictable goings on in Nicholas's unruly family. This time it is nearly Christmas but, with Dad losing his job, it doesn't look as if the family will be...
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The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog (Puffin Modern Classics)
Jeremy Strong
Chosen as the Puffin Modern Classic 1990 - 1999 Featuring a boy, an extremely fast family pet dog and a bet, this is very definitely laugh-out-loud funny and chock full of action and adventure during what might otherwise have been...
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We Want to be on the Telly: A Pocket Money Puffin
Jeremy Strong
Hilarious fun which will entertain all children who find their parents embarrassing. Heathrow (born in the Arrivals area at the famous airport) tells the story of struggling with parents who are determined to find fame and be on telly. Every...
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Batpants!
Jeremy Strong
Loads of laughter for readers from comic master writer Jeremy Strong. Batpants is his new creation, a madcap story of high jinks as Finn, Zac and Tilly learn to live with a pet orang-utan. Batpants is just part of the...
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My Brother's Hot Cross Bottom
Jeremy Strong
Nicholas and his family are hatching eggs for his school's Easter Fair. But the eggs keep going missing and their new rabbits, Saucepan and Nibblewibble, are causing havoc in the garden. Perhaps Cilla, their nosy new neighbor, is even more...
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My Brother's Famous Bottom Goes Camping
Jeremy Strong
Another hilarious adventure for Nicholas and his accident prone family! A camping holiday sounds great but what about the pets that are coming too? How will the family - and the other campers - survive such disruption! Click
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Lost! The Hundred mile an hour Dog
Jeremy Strong
Already the heroine of many hilarious stories Streaker, so named for her exceptional speed, gives another hilarious dog's-eye view of the strange world of humans. When Streaker sees some pies unguarded in the back of a pie van, she is...
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A Very Fishy Battle
Jeremy Strong
It is true that author Jeremy Strong knows just how to make children laugh. This book follows the hilarious exploits of the pirates at pirate school and the theft of their food! In a chaotic plan involving dolphins and other...
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Beware! Killer Tomatoes
Jeremy Strong
This is Jeremy's brand new monstrously funny novel. Jack has a knack of getting into trouble. After an encounter with a pyramid of tinned tomatoes in the supermarket he ends up in hospital, stuck on his back with his leg in...
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Krazy Kow Saves The World - Well, Almost
Jeremy Strong
Krazy Kow, eco-warrior and super-hero is the brilliant invention of one of the funniest authors around. I've yet to understand why there has been no Krazy Kow follow-up to this one because for those Jeremy Strong aficionados I've spoken to,...
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The Hundred mile an hour Dog
Jeremy Strong
Chosen as the Puffin Modern Classic 1990 - 1999. A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011 Featuring a boy, an extremely fast family pet dog and a bet, this is very definitely laugh-out-loud funny and chock full of action...
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Return of the Hundred mile an hour Dog
Jeremy Strong
Yet more adventures featuring Trevor and the pet dog. If boys (in particular) don't laugh out loud when they read a book by Jeremy Strong, then I'm not sure what book will make them do so. His books are a...
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My Granny's Great Escape
Jeremy Strong
The storyline is completely mad and the characters are brilliant particularly Granny who gets up to all sorts of antics including riding a motorbike. You're sure to be doubled up in agony as a consequence of extremely large doses of...
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My Mum's Going To Explode!
Jeremy Strong
Pure, unadulterated entertainment but beware, you may laugh so much that you can't stop!! Young readers with a sense of humour will devour it in a sitting and those without a sense of humour at the beginning will be filled...
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My Dad's Got an Alligator!
Jeremy Strong
Imagine you're dad bringing home an alligator for a pet – would it be cool or uncool? Well to Nicholas, who is used to his father's weird ideas, it's great. Mischief ensues, in fact there is never a dull moment...
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Karate Princess In Monsta Trouble
Jeremy Strong
Zany, headlong adventure is kept under control – just! – in this hilarious adventure of Belinda, the Karate Princess. Belinda is bored and when she's bored, her karate habit causes a great many things to get broken… Luckily, her uncle...
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Don't Go In The Cellar
Jeremy Strong
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. When Zack finds the words “Don't go into the cellar” written on the wall of his bedroom in the family's new room he immediately wants to do so. Especially since the house doesn't have...
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Mad Iris
Jeremy Strong
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. Jeremy Strong, creator of Streaker, the fastest and most out of control dog in the world, now brings readers Mad Iris. Iris is certainly a most unusual character. For a start she is an...
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Mad Iris Goes Missing
Jeremy Strong
Interest Age 7+ Reading Age 8+. Jeremy Strong, creator of Streaker, the fastest and most out of control dog in the world, now brings readers Mad Iris. Iris is certainly a most unusual character. For a start she is an ostrich....
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The Smallest Horse in the World
Jeremy Strong
Interest Age 7+ Reading Age 7+. Best-selling author Jeremy Strong takes a thoughtful look at how a bit of magic and invention helps when times are tough. Bella falls out with the new girl Swan; she doesn't believe half the...
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