The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #7) (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Love is in the air--but what does that mean for Greg Heffley?

A Valentine’s Day dance at Greg’s middle school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he’s worried he’ll be left out in the cold on the big night. His best friend, Rowley, doesn’t have any prospects either, but that’s a small consolation.

An unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowley the odd ...

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The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #7) (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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Overview

Love is in the air--but what does that mean for Greg Heffley?

A Valentine’s Day dance at Greg’s middle school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he’s worried he’ll be left out in the cold on the big night. His best friend, Rowley, doesn’t have any prospects either, but that’s a small consolation.

An unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowley the odd man out. But a lot can happen in one night, and in the end, you never know who’s going to be lucky in love.

This special edition of The Third Wheel now includes a special love poem written by Fregley!

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Wimpy kid Greg Heffley was already having problems enough; what will he do when love enters the picture? An illustrated middle school story book series with infectious appeal.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613124505
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/13/2012
  • Series: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series , #7
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 12,425
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author

Jeff Kinney

Jeff Kinney is an online game developer and designer, and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Jeff was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives in southern Massachusetts with his wife and their two sons.

Biography

All his life, Jeff Kinney wanted to be a cartoonist. As a student at the University of Maryland in the 1990s, he published his comic strip "Igdoof" in the college newspaper, but he soon discovered that succeeding in the real world as a syndicated cartoonist is no easy task. So, after school, he supported himself as a newspaper designer and computer programmer, while working out ideas for a children's book that combined cartoons with conventional storytelling.

Once he conceived the concept for Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Kinney devoted nearly six years to developing the storyline and artwork. Fashioned as a journal with appealing, expressive stick figure drawings on every page, Diary is narrated in the pitch-perfect (and hilariously deadpan) voice of a not-always-likeable but totally believable tweener named Greg Heffley. Poised to make the painful transition from elementary to middle school, Greg struggles with the usual preteen angst: bullies and cliques, annoying siblings and clueless parents, faithful friends and cute, unattainable girls.

Although Kinney never intended to publish his book online, when the opportunity arose to serialize Greg's adventures on Funbrain.com, he knew he'd found the perfect way to reach his target audience. In 2004, the comic strip began appearing in daily installments on the website. The feature was a huge hit, attracting thousands of hits a day. Moreover, the online version paved the way to Kinney's five-book deal with the publisher Harry N. Abrams.

Armed with fresh, new story lines, Kinney launched the print sequence in 2007. From the very first installment, entitled simply Diary of a Wimpy Kid, the series was a success -- especially with reluctant readers who found the diary-with-doodles format far more accessible than conventional books. Greg, with his hilarious antics, backfiring schemes, and totally unfiltered thoughts (his mom has agreed not to read what he writes!), has struck a responsive chord -- both with kids who identify with his growing pains and with grownups who vividly recall their own.

Good To Know

  • Jeff Kinney claims that he writes for kids because he believes the most interesting and funniest stories come from people's childhoods.

  • In an interview with familyeducation.com, Kinney was asked which he liked more: writing or drawing cartoons. He answered this way: " Both writing and drawing are a struggle for me. I am cursed with being a very slow illustrator, and this book requires at least 1,000 illustrations. So sometimes, the joy of illustrating is a bit diminished by the amount of time that illustrating takes. What I enjoy is seeing the words and illustrations come together on the page."

  • Kinney knew he'd made the grade when Diary of a Wimpy Kid was chosen to appear as a plot point on the popular Disney-produced preteen series Wizards of Waverly Place.

  • Kinney deliberately avoids putting pop culture references into his stories because he wants them to have a timeless feel. He hopes readers will be able to pick his books up 20 years from now and still be able to relate to themes.
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      1. Hometown:
        Southern Massachusetts
      1. Date of Birth:
        February 19, 1971
      2. Place of Birth:
        Maryland
      1. Education:
        University of Maryland
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    • Anonymous

      Posted October 27, 2012

      How amazing

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      Posted November 24, 2012

      Isaac

      Ok to all you haters out there, saying that this book only has 12 pages, it is because you have a FREE SAMPLE. Also, if you were to cheap to not get a nook tablet/color, then that is your fault. This is a absolutly fantastic book in my opinion, but you haters obviously are not thinking before posting.

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      Posted October 25, 2012

      Sweet

      This is so sweet i tried to get it on book order but it didnt work so i am so preordering this

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      Posted November 13, 2012

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 13, 2012

      The Third Wheel

      I finnished this book on the first day. I love it so much. LIKE: When you finnish the book

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 17, 2012

      OMG IM SOOOO HAPPY I BOUGHT THIS!!!

      OMG BEST BOOK EVER GOOD JOB JEFF KIDNEY!!!! ITS SUCH A GOOD BOOK IF THETE WAS A BUTTON FOR A MILLION STAR RATING IT WOULD BE PRESSED!!!!I RECOMEND THIS TO ANY AND EVERYONE!!!!!! SOO WATCHA WAITING FOR YOU WILL BE HAPPY YOU BOUGHT IT PLUS ITS CHEEPER ON NOOK THAN PAPER BACK!!!!! I ALMOST CRIED WHEN IT WAS OVER!!!! I READ IT IN A FEW HOURS!!!!! :)
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      Posted October 25, 2012

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      Posted November 13, 2012

      Book fair

      I had my school book fair today and THIS WAS THERE! I am on page 13 and can tell it is going to be a great read!

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      Posted November 13, 2012

      this book is boss

      this book is boss

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      Posted November 15, 2012

      Well.... I think this is a very splendid book AND IF YOU WANT

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      Posted November 13, 2012

      Didn't realize this was a "PagePerfect" format when I

      Didn't realize this was a "PagePerfect" format when I pre-ordered. It isn't readable on my kids' Simple Touch Nooks. Boooo!

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      Posted November 13, 2012

      I got it

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      Posted November 15, 2012

      Good book

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