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Illustrated ByScoular Anderson
PublisherBarrington Stoke Ltd
Publication date12th March 2012
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Living With Vampires
Written by: Jeremy Strong
Illustrated by: Scoular Anderson
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Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. There’s plenty of gory humour as Vlad frets about his school parents' evening. Having vampire parents makes Vlad’s evening a night to worry about. While Mrs Fottle, his teacher, thinks Vlad’s pictures of his parents are just a little too bloodthirsty, Vlad knows that he is only painting a true likeness. And, at parents' evening, it doesn’t take Mrs Frottle long to find out the truth the hard way.…Jeremy Strong keeps readers laughing – even when the blood flows.
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SynopsisLiving With Vampires by Jeremy Strong
Reading age 8+, interest age 8-12+. Everyone's parents can be a bit embarrassing, but Kevin's are worse than most - they're vampires!
Kevin's a bit scared of vampires. Not scared they'll bite his neck. Or scared they'll drink his blood. He's just a bit scared they'll make a fuss at parents' night. Vampires - they make such uncool parents. Hilarious, fun comedy from a bestselling author.
Without exception dyslexia-friendly books published by Barrington Stoke get off to an exciting start and maintain the impetus throughout, with a cliffhanger at the end of every chapter. The plot is clear, the characters appealing and there are plenty of visual clues, as dyslexics like to run a story like a video in their heads.
About The Author
LAUGHTER BY THE BUCKET LOAD FROM THE COMIC MASTER.
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.
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
Jeremy Strong's recent Campaign for Fun schools competition to find the Funniest School in the UK and Ireland has now closed. You can still find the activities and the competition winners on his website - click here.
Author photo: Justine Stoddart
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