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The Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #9)
     

The Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #9)

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by Jeff Kinney
 

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A family road trip is supposed to be a lot of fun . . . unless, of course, you’re the Heffleys. The journey starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns. Gas station bathrooms, crazed seagulls, a fender bender, and a runaway pig—not exactly Greg Heffley’s idea of a good time. But even the worst road trip

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A family road trip is supposed to be a lot of fun . . . unless, of course, you’re the Heffleys. The journey starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns. Gas station bathrooms, crazed seagulls, a fender bender, and a runaway pig—not exactly Greg Heffley’s idea of a good time. But even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure—and this is one the Heffleys won’t soon forget.

Editorial Reviews

A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2014

Everyone’s favorite wimpy kid, Greg Heffley, is heading off on a road trip with his family—and any reader who loves the Heffleys knows disaster can’t be far behind. This series has introduced a legion of kids to the joy of reading, and only gets better with each installment. While Kinney’s primary audience is kids, readers of all ages find his books hilarious and true to life. See all of the Best Young Readers’ Books of 2014.

Publishers Weekly
11/10/2014
Could a Heffley family vacation ever be anything but a series of escalating tribulations that would test Job's resolve? In this ninth Diary of a Wimpy Kid outing, Kinney detours from the more episodic nature of the earlier books to trace the family's doomed-from-the-start road trip, spurred by Greg's mother's subscription to Family Frolic ("There must be something wrong with our family," Greg muses, "because we can never measure up to the ones in the magazine"). Kinney maintains his knack for getting the details of family life just right (naturally, the only available lounge chair at a wildly overcrowded waterpark is the one with several broken straps). But between the inadvertent acquisition of a pet pig, an attack by a flock of seagulls, Greg getting medical attention at the vet, and baby brother Manny managing to knock the parked family car into drive, there's more out-and-out absurdity in this installment than in previous books. Readers won't care, though, and their own family vacations will look downright blissful by comparison. Ages 8–12. Agent: Sylvie Rabineau, RWSG Literary Agency. (Nov.)
Kirkus Reviews
2014-11-06
You'd think that if anyone would know better, it would be Greg Heffley's mother.But no. When she reads an article in Family Frolic magazine about wholesome family road trips, she insists on taking one right now. What ensues is the kind of totally over-the-top mayhem that the Wimpy Kid's fans have come to expect—and more. The family packs too much stuff to fit into the car, so they decide to tow Dad's utterly unseaworthy boat as extra cargo space. Mom insists on educational enrichment (learn-to-speak-Spanish CDs, lame-o car games), "real food" (brown-bag "Mommy Meals" instead of fast food) and "authentic" fun (a country fair with no rides but a guess-the-pig's-weight contest in which the prize is the pig; baby Manny wins). They spend the night in the absolute quintessence of a cruddy motel. Two slapstick driving sequences are both Hollywood-ready and extremely funny, especially in Kinney's accompanying cartoons; Greg's free-associative riff on humorless do-gooders who seek to censor such potty-humor classics as a wink-and-a-nod-disguised Captain Underpants will find an appreciative audience. By taking the Heffleys on the road, Kinney both gives himself an almost universally familiar experience to lampoon and places Greg in the rather unusual position of being almost entirely justified in his misanthropy, which is downright refreshing. Every kid—and every parent—who's ever suffered through a family road trip will feel as one with Greg. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419711893
Publisher:
ABRAMS
Publication date:
11/04/2014
Series:
Diary of A Wimpy Kid
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
792
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1000L (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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The Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #9) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 170 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book! Really funny! Definatly worth reading! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is very good. I read it and loved it so much that I read it again and again. HAVE FUN READING!! Kaan Lacin age nine
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the first 2 pages and I love this book! I really enjoy it and its a good read if u like a long relaxing book if I do say so myself
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thos book is amazing. The things that happen to this family are amazing. Jeff Kinney outdid himself with this one. Cant wait until the next one comes out. -youngest teen(13) girl fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recomened this book to you because it's funny and has a lot of funny moments
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome
razor1020 More than 1 year ago
cannot open book, goes directly to cloud. talked to c/s twice, they refunded me, which I haven't seen yet, and told me to try again. just tried again, still not working - very frustrated !!!!! now have to make a 3rd call to them :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive read all of the diary of a wimpy kid books and this one i cant wait to read. FYI ive heard people cant open the book on their nook.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The books keep getting better!!! Can't wait for book 10! Make it quick!!!!! Thanks, Shevy age 12
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book looking forward to book 10. The reason I gave it four stars is because Rowley isnt even in the book. All in all great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought for 10 year old granddaughter who read it out loud while we were driving on a long road trip. When she finished, started all over again, reading it to herself. ¿¿
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well it looks like they made another Greg Heffly book and I loved it.This book is full of funny things like the Beardos and the gas station bathrooms(they are disgusting) and a seagul who wants some chesse puffs.I think you will like this book and I have never read the 8th book and I want to read it and I hope they make a 10th book because Diary of a Wimpy kid books are so funny and if you have not read all of them then you might not understand it so HAVE FUN WITH THIS BOOK and I hope you guys (girls) enjoy this book
AvidReaderCS More than 1 year ago
My grandsons have been reading all of the Wimpy Kid series and even though they are now teens, they still like it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The diary of a wimpy kids are the best books ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great. Jeff Kinney is an amazing author!
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Taking a long time to load! Getting mad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was very good in my opinion
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome Book
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Awesome book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I reccomend these books for ur child get very intrested i know because im a child.. ahahaha ...hahahaha