The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood
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The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood

by Jeff Kinney
     
 

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A NEWER, REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION OF THIS BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE, The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary (DOG DAYS EDITION), ISBN 978-1419706424. INCLUDES 32 NEW PAGES ABOUT THE THIRD WIMPY KID MOVIE, DOG DAYS, PLUS AN ALL-NEW COVER ILLUSTRATION.

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A NEWER, REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION OF THIS BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE, The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary (DOG DAYS EDITION), ISBN 978-1419706424. INCLUDES 32 NEW PAGES ABOUT THE THIRD WIMPY KID MOVIE, DOG DAYS, PLUS AN ALL-NEW COVER ILLUSTRATION.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Summer Whiting
Greg Heffley is back in this story of the sketch that birthed a million-dollar movie. Kinney follows the same diary-like format as the other "Wimpy Kid" books, but this one includes storyboard sketches and full-color photographs of the cast. Readers will be delighted to get play-by-play accounts of what occurred on set. They are introduced to Zach Gordon, the boy who portrays Heffley in the motion picture. Readers will see excerpts of the script, shots from screen tests, and set photos. Diehard fans will have a blast seeing real-life versions of other character favorites, including Patty, Darren, Fregley, and Chirag. There is even a step-by-step narrative that explains how a book transforms from a manuscript to a screenplay. This book is a must-have for series fans or for those who have seen the movie and want to know more. It would make an excellent read for a reluctant reader. The color pictures taken from filming the movie bring a new dynamic to this series. Reviewer: Summer Whiting
Kim Coyle
We fell in love with Greg Heffley in the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid book. Talk of the upcoming movie took the Wimpy Kid to a whole new level—Hollywood. Jeff Kinney takes us on a wild adventure through the making of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie. Kinney shows every aspect of how movies are made, from casting to the secrets of making it snow in July. He incorporates both the drawn cartoons and real photographs from the movie. The book gives background information on the actors who play our favorite characters, as well as a guided view into the process of turning the beloved book into a film. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary is a wonderful companion to the books and the movie. One suggestion: make sure you read the book series before reading The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary because it gives some plot elements away. Reviewer: Kim Coyle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810996168
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
03/16/2010
Series:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
Pages:
199
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1000L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Jeff Kinney is an online game developer and designer, and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. In 2009, 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.

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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