The Ghost in the Bath by Jeremy Strong

The Ghost in the Bath

Written by Jeremy Strong
Illustrated by Scoular Anderson

9+ readers   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   
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Interest Age 8 - 12 Reading Age 8+. Ghosts and history whizz through this hilarious story. Luke hates most things that happen at school – and he especially hates history. When his teacher sets the class a project to do on the Victorians he knows he is not going to enjoy it! But then Luke is visited by a ghost while he is in the bath (that’s pretty embarrassing!) and he soon finds out that history isn’t boring after all…

Jeremy Strong is Barrington Stoke’s reading hero for 2012. Look out for events and competitions throughout the year.

Mairi Kidd, MD of specialist publisher Barrington Stoke, says, “Jeremy Strong is a key advocate for the role of humour in education, and particularly in getting children reading. We are huge fans here at Barrington Stoke and are delighted not only to be publishing two new titles this month, but also to celebrate Jeremy’s amazing efforts for our readers over the years with a relaunch of much-loved backlist titles. To up the fun factor, we’ve also decided to make the jackets of The Ghost in the Bath and Living with Vampires glow in the dark!”

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The Ghost in the Bath by Jeremy Strong

Brand new comedy from Jeremy Strong. Luke is rather surprised to find a ghost in his bath - and she needs his help! Luke's family has a new member - The Ghost in the Bath! Can Luke help Ellie to find her fiance Charlie AND finish his history project for Mrs Trouble - sorry, Mrs Rubble - before he's really in hot water?

This book has a spooky glow-in-the-dark jacket.

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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72 pages


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Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

26th March 2012




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