A Perfectly Ordinary School by Jeremy Strong
  

A Perfectly Ordinary School

Written by Jeremy Strong
Illustrated by Scoular Anderson

9+ readers   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   11+ readers   
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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 schools seems like a good idea but what will Monster School be like? Frankie soon finds himself at one of the strangest schools ever – and that’s the teachers! After a hilarious week at Monster School, Frankie knows how to turn into a werewolf, remove his own head and behave like a vampire. What will his old class mates think when he shows them his new skills? A laugh-out-loud tale of blood, guts and monsters!

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Synopsis

A Perfectly Ordinary School by Jeremy Strong

At school they call Frankie 'Lanky Frankie' and Molly 'Molly the Dolly'. But Frankie's had enough, so his mum and dad pack him off to a very special school where he can learn how to stand up to his classmates - by turning into different monsters! But that's only if he can survive the teachers first...

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

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
72 pages

Author

Jeremy Strong
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Author's Website

www.jeremystrong.co.uk/

Publisher

Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

1st October 2014

ISBN

9781781124055

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