Unaccompanied Minors: A Story from Guys Read: Funny Business [NOOK Book]

Overview

Jeff Kinney is pretty much the nicest guy you can hope to meet. Except when it comes to his brother, Patrick. The two of them have been locked in a battle for supremacy since they were young—a war that continues to this day. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.

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Unaccompanied Minors: A Story from Guys Read: Funny Business

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Overview

Jeff Kinney is pretty much the nicest guy you can hope to meet. Except when it comes to his brother, Patrick. The two of them have been locked in a battle for supremacy since they were young—a war that continues to this day. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062111531
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/7/2011
  • Series: Guys Read: Funny Business
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 419,666
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Jeff Kinney

Adam Rex is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture book Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, among aothers. He illustrated the New York Times bestseller Chu's Day and Chu's First Day of School, the first two books about Chu the panda. He lives in Tuscan, Arizona, and suffers from seasonal rhinitis.


Jon Scieszka is the National Ambassador for Children's Literature emeritus and the bestselling author of more than twenty-five books for kids, including The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Math Curse, Robot Zot!, and the Time Warp Trio series. Jon founded Guys Read to encourage a passion for reading among young boys, with the philosophy that boys love to read most when they are reading things they love. A former elementary school teacher, Jon lives in Brooklyn with his family.

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 December 30, 2011

      Great book!

      Its not the best book in the world, but it is a awesome non-fiction. Its about jeff kiney and his brother patrick when they were younger! I advise you to read it!

      6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted May 22, 2012

      Wow

      I want my diary of a wimpy kid boks on here now plz !

      5 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted July 3, 2012

      Tammy DeAlmeida

      Great

      4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted May 21, 2012

      I want my gweg heffley

      THERE ARE NO WIMPY KID BOOKS!!!!
      :-(

      4 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 26, 2013

      Jeff Kinney

      Dear fans, nook cannot put all my books on your simpletouches. So happy reading!
      Kinney

      3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted August 3, 2012

      Dah

      I hate when these stupid people come and write down stupid things when your suppose to be writing about the book

      3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 18, 2012

      Stupid

      No diary of wimpy kid? They have everything but what I want

      3 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted December 28, 2011

      Im not really big about it

      I dont really like it it doesnt feel as if its funny or as if Jeff Kinney wrote it and I read the sample of the book and I dont like it doesnt mean you shouldnt read it but me I mawa would not reasonableley recommend
      that book I say strongly and powerfuly

      3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted December 30, 2012

      Jeff kiney!!!!2!!! Aesome

      Yah!)))))))))))))))

      2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted October 4, 2012

      BOO

      I wwant the regular diary of a wimpy kid this is @$#*&% good book but i want the new iary of a wimpy kid books i have all of them in real life but i want the 7 one i doo i want it greg is really awesome why is their books not on here they have big nate but not diary of a wimpy kid besides people that have kids that like reading they look for these books so put them on!!!

      2 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted September 25, 2012

      Terrible

      I want the regular diary of a wimpy kid those books are awsome i want greg and the rest of the famliy this is rediouls greg greg greg greg greg greg gre greg i realy want those books oh and i hate this one

      2 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted September 26, 2011

      Omg

      Really good

      2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted April 13, 2013

      Diary of a Wimpy Kid on the Nook

      People, they have Diary of a Wimpy Kid books on the Nook go to Overview, press the down arrow at the bottom of the screen, and then you'll see the Diary of a wimpy kid books there. ;)

      1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted January 25, 2013

      Yes

      Good

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 15, 2012

      Annoymus

      Finally diary of a wimpy kid books are here




      1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted October 29, 2012

      I found darary of a wimpy kid

      Go to shop mash browse and clicm on comming soon

      1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted September 3, 2012

      Me

      Ke 2 im feriends with him on twitter

      1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted August 6, 2012

      Useless withour diaries

      USELESS WITHOUY ANY DAIRY OF A WIMPY KID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:(

      1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted January 14, 2012

      The worst book evet The worst bio The wordt The worst book ever: do NOT read

      Omg book was soooo bad, do not read it if u dont wanna die of boredom

      1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted October 25, 2013

      W

      Sf

      0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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