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PublisherPuffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date3rd July 2008
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Part of the 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Series
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Julia Eccleshare's comment:
Winner of the Blue Peter Best Book of the Decade. The 1st in the brilliant Wimpy Kid series that has taken the US, and now the UK by storm. The illustrations and story hillariously chart Greg's life at a new school.
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 Straw4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel
Katy Guest, literary editor for The Independent on Sunday: "It's rude, it's funny and it will chime with every 11-year-old who's ever started a new school."
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SynopsisDiary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into a new year and a new school where undersize weaklings share the corridors with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving. Desperate to prove his new found maturity, which only going up a grade can bring, Greg is happy to have his not-quite-so-cool sidekick, Rowley, along for the ride. But when Rowley's star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend's popularity to his own advantage. Recorded in his diary with comic pictures and his very own words, this test of Greg and Rowley's friendship unfolds with hilarious results.
© 2010 Wimpy Kid, Inc. DIARY OF A WIMPY KID ®, and the Greg Heffley design ™
Winner of Blue Peter Best Children’s Book of the Last 10 Years.
Jeff Kinney comments on his Best Children’s Book of the Last 10 Years win: ‘I'm thrilled and honestly stunned that kids in the UK voted Diary of a Wimpy Kid as the best children's book of the past ten years. When I saw the terrific books on the Blue Peter shortlist, I thought mine didn't stand a chance. I'm so grateful to all of the Wimpy Kid fans in the UK who have supported my books right from the beginning. I've had the pleasure of meeting a lot of them over the past year and I can't wait to come back to say 'thank you' for this great honour in person!’
About The Author
Jeff Kinney was born in 1971 in Maryland, USA, and attended the University of Maryland in the early 1990s. It was there that Jeff ran a comic strip called ''Igdoof'' in the campus newspaper, and he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist.
However, Jeff was not successful in getting his comic strip syndicated after college, and in 1998 he started writing down ideas for Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which when released as a print series in April 2007, became a New York Times bestseller, eventually reaching the #1 spot. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules was released in January 2008 and also became a #1 bestseller.
The Diary of A Wimpy Kid series is now an international bestseller and has now been made into two blockbuster films. As well as being a bestselling author, Jeff is also an online developer and designer. He lives with his family in Massachusetts, USA.
Here's Jeff talking about Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever in this video:
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