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Illustrated ByScoular Anderson
PublisherBarrington Stoke Ltd
Suitable for AgesFeatured Books for 7+ readers
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Publication date12th March 2012
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Mad Iris Goes Missing
Written by: Jeremy Strong
Illustrated by: Scoular Anderson
Part of the '4u2read' Series
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Selected by Julia Eccleshare
Interest Age 7+ Reading Age 8+. Jeremy Strong, creator of Streaker, the fastest and most out of control dog in the world, now brings readers Mad Iris. Iris is certainly a most unusual character. For a start she is an ostrich. In addition, she is an ostrich who prefers school to life on an ostrich farm. As a result, Mad Iris spends a lot of time in Pudding Lane School causing absolute chaos everywhere she goes.
In Mad Iris Goes Missing, Pudding Lane School adopts Mad Iris as the mascot for their Cup Final week. It should be a splendid idea but, at the critical moment, Mad Iris goes missing…
Mad Iris is also out now.There are jokes a-plenty in these two knockabout stories.
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SynopsisMad Iris Goes Missing by Jeremy Strong
Interest Age 7+ Reading Age 8+It's the Cup Final and Pudding Lane are set to win. They have Mad Iris as their mascot! But what will they do when - Mad Iris goes Missing? A new adventure with the maddest ostrich on the planet. New package for the fun sequel to Mad Iris from the King of comedy.
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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