Old School by Jeff Kinney
  

Old School

Written by Jeff Kinney

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One of our Books of the Year 2015 - November 2015 Book of the Month Old School is number ten in the multi-million-selling Wimpy Kid series and author Jeff Kinney is on very good form. The generation gap is something of a theme in this episode: Greg doesn’t understand his parents’ conviction that everything was better in their day – he can’t imagine a world without baby wipes and his mum’s campaign to get people to put away all electronic devices for 48 hours is just embarrassing. When Grandpa move in with them family tensions rise and some very funny scenes result, one involving a party for Grandpa’s regiment of on-line girlfriends, another involving Greg’s brother Rodrick, a mascot costume, and the police. Things get so bad in fact that Greg chooses to go on the school trip – Wimpy Kid fans will know how out of character that is. Greg’s diary entries – words and pictures - are as funny as ever, and this is irresistible reading. ~ Andrea Reece

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Synopsis

Old School by Jeff Kinney

Life was better in the old days. Or was it?

With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive? Or is going “old school” just too hard for a kid like Greg?

Wimpy kid fans can find out lots more about the Diary of a Wimpy Kid at the Wimpy Kid Club.

And you can also get Wimpy Kid news on facebook and on the Wimpy Kid youtube channel which has over 3 million views and over 21,000 subscribers.

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

11. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down

Reviews

Praise for Jeff Kinney:

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

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

The most hotly anticipated children's book of the year is here - Diary of a Wimpy Kid . Big Issue.

Hilarious Telegraph.

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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Format

Hardback
224 pages

Author

Jeff Kinney
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Author's Website

www.wimpykid.com/

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Publisher

Puffin

Publication date

3rd November 2015

ISBN

9780141364728

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