Diary of a Wimpy Kid

By Jeff Kinney
Amulet Books, Hardcover, 9780810993136, 217pp.

Publication Date: April 2007

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Description
"Boys don t keep diariesor do they?"
"The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to"
It's a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.
In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley's star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend's newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.
Author/illustrator Jeff Kinney recalls the growing pains of school life and introduces a new kind of hero who epitomizes the challenges of being a kid. As Greg says in his diary, Just don t expect me to be all Dear Diary this and Dear Diary that. Luckily for us, what Greg Heffley says he won t do and what he actually does are two very different things.
Since its launch in May 2004 on Funbrain.com, the Web version of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" has been viewed by 20 million unique online readers. This year, it is averaging 70,000 readers a day.F&P level: T.



About the Author
Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and four-time Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time magazine s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in southern Massachusetts, where he is opening a bookstore.



NPR
Friday, Jun 29, 2012

Author Jeff Kinney is a rock star in the middle school literary scene. His Diary of a Wimpy Kid books follow the misadventures of sad-sack sixth-grader Greg Heffley, who just wants to fit in. Kids love the gross-out humor, but librarians and teachers say the books also help them laugh at the indignities of life. More at NPR.org

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