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Jeremy Strong - Author

About the Author

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.

AWARDS

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

 

Featured books by Jeremy Strong

Don't Go In The Cellar

Don't Go In The Cellar

9+ readers

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2012

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...

Mad Iris

Mad Iris

9+ readers

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2012

Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. Refreshed and repackaged version of a bestselling title. A fantastic comedy featuring the maddest ostrich on the planet! A crazy ostrich wreaks havoc at Ross and Katie's school. Mad Iris doesn't like the ostrich farm. She likes Pudding Lane School much better! But the men from the ostrich farm are hot on her trail - It's up to Ross and Katie to rescue her! 

Mad Iris Goes Missing

Mad Iris Goes Missing

7+ readers

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2012

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.

The Smallest Horse in the World

The Smallest Horse in the World

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2012

Interest Age 7+ Reading Age 7+. A fun comedy about a girl and a very special horse - the smallest horse in the world! Swan calls Bella mean names and shows off about her parents' money. She says she has a pool, and dolphins, and a horse. But Bella has a horse too - a very odd little horse! A charming comedy from bestseller Jeremy Strong.

Other books by Jeremy Strong

Armadillo and Hare Small Tales from the Big Forest

Armadillo and Hare Small Tales from the Big Forest

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

Armadillo and Hare live with their friends in the Big Forest. Hare loves dancing. Armadillo loves cheese sandwiches. Hare loves playing the tuba. Armadillo loves cheese sandwiches. Hare loves his best friend, Armadillo. Armadillo loves Hare - AND cheese sandwiches! They have quite a mix of friends, including an acrobatic wombat, a know-it-all lobster, a hungry jaguar, and (let's not forget) the invisible stick insect.

Armadillo and Hare and the Very Noisy Bear

Armadillo and Hare and the Very Noisy Bear

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2020

Armadillo and Hare are the best of friends. They live together in a little house in the Big Forest. It's normally very quiet in the Big Forest. Hare likes music and excitement. Armadillo like it when it's quiet. Today there's a lot of bashing and crashing going on! Someone is playing the drums. Very loudly. It's Bear! What will our friends make of their new arrival? Return to the Big Forest for even more fun, friendship - and cheese!

Captain Whiskers

Captain Whiskers

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2020

Cats in the bath. Cats in the cupboards. A hundred cats everywhere!Everyone in Jack's class has a pet, but all Jack has is his little brother Freddie. And little brothers don'tmake very good pets. But when Jack meets The Man With The Top Hat and his lovely cat Mrs Wilson,he's about to get the pet he's always wanted - and many, many more ... A furry, funny and very cute Little Gem that's full of heart from King of Comedy Jeremy Strong!

Beware! Killer Tomatoes

Beware! Killer Tomatoes

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/11/2019

Beware! Killer Tomatoes

Beware! Killer Tomatoes

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/11/2019

Nellie Choc-Ice and the Plastic Island

Nellie Choc-Ice and the Plastic Island

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2019

Nellie Choc-Ice is on her way home to the North Pole at last! But things don't go so smoothly when Captain Beardy-Beard's trusty submarine grinds to a halt in an island of plastic - and they aren't the only ones who are trapped. It's up to Nellie to untangle everyone from the mess ... But what are they going to do about all this plastic in the ocean?A touching and funny Little Gem from an author-illustrator dream team!

Viking in Trouble

Viking in Trouble

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/06/2019

Viking in Trouble

Viking in Trouble

Author: Jeremy Strong Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/06/2019

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