The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog (Puffin Modern Classics) by Jeremy Strong

The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog (Puffin Modern Classics)

Written by Jeremy Strong
Part of the Puffin Modern Classics Series

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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 a rather boring summer holiday. Reading this will certainly bring more than just a smile to those who read it. Fantastic. And, don’t forget if you enjoy this one the super-fast dog and his friend return in a further adventure, The Return of the Hundred Mile An Hour Dog.

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The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog (Puffin Modern Classics) by Jeremy Strong

Trevor's mum has offered him GBP30 to walk the dog every day of the holidays. But Streaker is no ordinary dog, she's a rocket on four legs with a woof attached! Trevor enlists the help of best friend Tina to keep Streaker under control - with some hilarious results! This is a favourite story from a prize-winning author.

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.


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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128 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Puffin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd June 2010




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