Kidnapped! The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog's Sizzling Summer by Jeremy Strong
  

Kidnapped! The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog's Sizzling Summer

Written by Jeremy Strong

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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 like a jet-propelled hurricane wherever she goes along with her new found canine friend. But much to their surprise they're not the only ones causing chaos in the campsite. Someone is up to no good and it's up to Streaker and her erstwhile companion to save the day.

A Message from Jeremy Strong “If I've had any hopes for writing they have been mostly concerned with helping young children become readers for life, whilst at the same time giving myself the double joy of making them laugh and getting paid for it! For me, there‟s no better job. I have been very fortunate to get this far, fortunate with both my readers and my publishers to whom I am most grateful. It's a disconcerting feeling, and an exciting one too, to know that you've published a hundred titles for children. I find myself sitting here thinking: how on earth did all that happen? When did I do all that? I have spent the last thirty seven years writing and publishing, nevertheless it certainly doesn't feel like thirty seven years. Ten feels more like it, and even that seems a lot.”

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Synopsis

Kidnapped! The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog's Sizzling Summer by Jeremy Strong

Kidnapped! The-Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog's Sizzling Summer is the laugh-a-minute 100th title by Jeremy Strong. When Streaker goes on her summer holidays, hilarious misadventures can't be far behind.

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A real talent for silliness and slapstick Sunday Times

About the Author

Jeremy Strong

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

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
160 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Jeremy Strong
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Author's Website

www.jeremystrong.co.uk/

Publisher

Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

5th June 2014

ISBN

9780141344195

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