Old School (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #10)

Old School (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #10)

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by Jeff Kinney
     
 

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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

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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?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
11/09/2015
"Mom says the problem with society these days is everybody's got their nose in a screen, and nobody takes the time to get to know the people who live around them," laments Greg Heffley, who reluctantly kicks it old school in this 10th installment of the über-popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. When Mrs. Heffley gets the town to unplug for 48 hours, Greg tries (but naturally fails) to cash in on neighborhood foot traffic with a lemonade stand ("One guy had a problem with the fact that we were using the same glass for every customer"). Grandpa, who has moved in with the Heffleys to save money, is also full of "back in the day" stories; Greg and Rowley finally try playing kick-the-can, but quit of boredom after 30 seconds. A weeklong trip to "Hardscrabble Farm," where Greg and his classmates sleep in primitive cabins and do chores, is the final affront, though it reveals that Greg may come by his artful dodging honestly. Kinney's fans will find the same winning formula: at least one joke every two pages. Expect readers to line up for Greg's latest. Ages 8–12. Agent: Sylvie Rabineau, RWSG Literary Agency. (Nov.)
Kirkus Reviews
2015-12-18
The Wimpy Kid series marches on.Greg Heffley's diary continues with the 10th entry in the popular franchise. This volume revolves around several loosely connected plot threads, the most prominent of which is Greg's grandfather's coming to live with the Heffley clan and the hilarity that ensues. Other plots involve Rodrick's first job, Mrs. Heffley's determination to turn the town into an electronics-free zone, and a trip to Hardscrabble Farms, the traditional field trip location for the seventh-grade class. The novel definitely lacks focus, but how many seventh-grader's diaries come with a complex narrative arc? Greg's rambling, irreverent musings coupled with his doodles maintain their charm even after so many years, and at this point fans of the series know what they're getting. The novel delivers the series' trademark family dynamics and absurdist comic stylings. Fans will chortle at the Heffley's pet pig, which wears pants, and smile as Greg and his dad come to an understanding over the pitfalls of camp life. By novel's end the characters have returned to their status quo and are ready for further comic mishaps. These diaries continue to be solid steppingstones into the literary world for any reluctant reader.Harmless fun that neither rocks the boat nor swings for the fences. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419717017
Publisher:
Amulet Books
Publication date:
11/03/2015
Series:
Diary of A Wimpy Kid
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,128
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.83(d)
Lexile:
1020L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and five-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 Plainville, Massachusetts, where he owns a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Southern Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
February 19, 1971
Place of Birth:
Maryland
Education:
University of Maryland
Website:
http://www.wimpykid.com/

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Old School (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #10) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 74 reviews.
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Really funny and good book,
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Jeff Kenny pulled it off again
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I LOVE this books but its to short please tell me there will be more P L E A S E
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Great book I read it over and over again.
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Its a great book for yongsters like Greg
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Again Jeff Kenny exeeds are expecstaions. All in all, great book.
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You pulled it off again, GREAT book
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5*****
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Jeff is still making some of my favorite books out there.
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I love it 5 star
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I have read all the books in the series and so far they are all amazing
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I really liked this. 5 stars from me.