The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog Goes for Gold! by Jeremy Strong

The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog Goes for Gold!

Written by Jeremy Strong

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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. Streaker needs some serious training and Trevor has to work hard to get him to stick to the course. In doing so, Trevor and his friend Tina uncover a plot to put their hero in the real Games off his course… It’s a hurtlingly good read for those training to enjoy the Olympics.

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A great story which is so fall of belly laughs be sure to be sitting securely so you can't fall over! Jeremy Strong's brilliant books have been responsible for getting more young kids reading thn almost any other.

Visit Jeremy Strong's website for more about this hilarious author, including the Krazy Klub fanclub - click here.


The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog Goes for Gold! by Jeremy Strong

Guess what's coming to town? The Animal Games! There'll be show jumping for horses and rabbits and Discus for Dogs - so of course I have to enter Streaker. Mum says a carrot is more obedient than my dog but I think she can do it - Streaker can go for gold.

The Hundred Mile An Hour Dog was the winner of the Red House Award.

Click here for an activity sheet for the Animal Games !

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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160 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

1st March 2012




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