Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney
  

Hard Luck

Written by Jeff Kinney
Part of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series

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Hard Luck, book 8 of the hilarious, globally-bestselling and award-winning Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, is now out in paperback.

Francesca Dow, m.d. of Penguin Children’s, said: “Millions of kids in the UK are readers because of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. And Jeff’s new book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, is the funniest yet. Alongside Jeff’s funniest tour ever, this is set to be another great milestone for this incredibly popular and original superbrand.”

Jeff Kinney is the second biggest selling writer of children’s fiction in the UK this year (behind David Walliams), and sales of his books totalled £2.9m from the beginning of the year until the end of August, according to Nielsen BookScan.
The eighth book in the series, Hard Luck, had a UK first printing of 800,000 copies, making it Penguin's biggest-ever first printing of a children's book.

Synopsis

Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney

Greg Heffley's on a losing streak.

His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard-luck story?

You can download a fun new facebook app, Cheese Touch - and find out lots more about Wimpy Kid at the Wimpy Kid Club!

You can also discover Greg on the big screen in any one of the three Wimpy Kid Movie box office smashes. His original Diary of a Wimpy Kid was voted 'Best Children's Book of the Last 10 Years' by UK readers.

It's not essential to read the books in order but in case you want to here's the order...

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid

2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw

4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth

6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel

8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck

9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School

Reviews

The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series Sun

Kinney is right up there with JK Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet Independent

About the Author

Jeff Kinney

Jeff Kinney has won six Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, two Children’s Choice Book Awards and, earlier this year, Diary of a Wimpy Kid was voted by schools in the UK as the most popular book in primary schools in the annual What Kids are Reading Awards.

Wimpy Wonderland Island on poptropica.com, a virtual world for kids, remains one of the most visited pages on the popular website.

Kinney’s work has been widely praised for its ability to turn reluctant readers on to books. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has been a permanent fixture high up in the UK Nielsen Bookscan Charts as well as the USA Today, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. Wimpy Kid has been sold in more than 61 editions in 52 languages and appears on bestseller lists around the world. There are now more than 180 million books in the series in print around the globe.

Before the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books were published, stories from the first three books appeared digitally for free on the website www.funbrain.com, where they are still available.

Books in the core series by Jeff Kinney include Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2008), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2010), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth (2010), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever (2011), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel (2012), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck (2013), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2014) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School (2015).

Jeff Kinney has also written and illustrated The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book and The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary.

Fans can interact with the brand at www.wimpykidclub.co.uk, on Facebook at WimpyKidBooksUK and on the YouTube.com/WimpyKid channel which has over 3 million views and over 21,000 subscribers.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Author

Jeff Kinney
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Author's Website

www.wimpykid.com/

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Publisher

Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

29th January 2015

ISBN

9780141355481

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