Lost! The Hundred mile an hour Dog by Jeremy Strong
  

Lost! The Hundred mile an hour Dog

Written by Jeremy Strong

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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 determined to protect them. But then the van takes off and soon Streaker is miles from home and completely lost. Will she ever get back to her adorable pups and to Trevor, her kind if hopeless two-legged owner? A fast paced thriller full of crazy moments. Other titles featuring Streaker include The Hundred Mile an Hour Dog and Return of the Hundred Mile an Hour Dog

Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Award for ‘the funniest story with pictures’.

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Synopsis

Lost! The Hundred mile an hour Dog by Jeremy Strong

Streaker the dog is lost. And not just a bit lost, but really lost! It wasn't even her fault! She wanted to protect some pies from the pie robber and suddenly she's miles from home and two-legged Trevor and she has to make friends with a cat.

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'Few children's writers succeed in combining irresistibly rude jokes, witty repartee, and a robust plot with a genuine and considered emotional core' Guardian

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
144 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Jeremy Strong
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Author's Website

www.jeremystrong.co.uk/

Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd January 2008

ISBN

9780141323251

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