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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck

Written by Jeff Kinney

Part of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series

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The Wimpy Kid is back in book 8 of the hilarious, globally-bestselling and award-winning Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

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.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck Synopsis

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

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck Press 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

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


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ISBN: 9780141350677
Publication date: 06/11/2013
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141350677
Publication date: 6th November 2013
Author: Jeff Kinney
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 240 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers

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 poptropica.com, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, ...

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