Don't Go In The Cellar by Jeremy Strong

Don't Go In The Cellar

Written by Jeremy Strong
Illustrated by Scoular Anderson

9+ readers   

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Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. When Zack finds the words “Don’t go into the cellar” written on the wall of his bedroom in the family’s new room he immediately wants to do so. Especially since the house doesn’t have a cellar! Luckily, when Laura comes to stay, she is just as keen as he is to set out and find it! Where can the cellar be and what can be in it? It’s a search that leads to many surprises – and some good jokes!

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Don't Go In The Cellar by Jeremy Strong

Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. A crazy comedy from the bestselling author Jeremy Strong.

What a silly thing to write! 'Don't Go in the Cellar.' It's just makes people WANT to go in the Cellar. People like Zack and Laura. Now, if only they could find it...

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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Book Info


72 pages


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Author's Website


Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

1st March 2012




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