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Old School

Written by Jeff Kinney

Part of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series

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Old School Review

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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


Old School Synopsis

Life was better in the old days. Or was it?
That’s the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn’t cut out for an old-fashioned world.
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

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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.

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ISBN: 9780141377094
Publication date: 26/01/2017
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141364728
Publication date: 03/11/2015
Publisher: Puffin
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141364728
Publication date: 3rd November 2015
Author: Jeff Kinney
Publisher: Puffin
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks

About Jeff Kinney

A World Book Day Author 2019. Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book for his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. In 2018 Jeff Kinney was found to be the most popular author in schools in the UK in the annual What Kids are Reading Awards. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, ...

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