Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1)

by Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1)

by Jeff Kinney

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First things first. Greg Heffley does not own a diary; he owns a journal. So, ignore the bright letters that read diary on the cover. The first book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is the perfect introduction to Greg, a boy who might not be considered the greatest of friends. We follow Greg and his friend Rowley through all their middle school misadventures as Greg chronicles them in his diary — I mean journal.

Boys don’t keep diaries—or do they?

The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to

It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.

In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley’s star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend’s newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.

Author/illustrator Jeff Kinney recalls the growing pains of school life and introduces a new kind of hero who epitomizes the challenges of being a kid. As Greg says in his diary, “Just don’t expect me to be all ‘Dear Diary’ this and ‘Dear Diary’ that.” Luckily for us, what Greg Heffley says he won’t do and what he actually does are two very different things.

Since its launch in May 2004 on Funbrain.com, the Web version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid has been viewed by 20 million unique online readers. This year, it is averaging 70,000 readers a day.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419741852
Publisher: Amulet Books
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Series: Diary of A Wimpy Kid
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 5,593
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 950L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and the Awesome Friendly Kid series. He is a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book and has been 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, where he and his wife own a bookstore named An Unlikely Story.

Hometown:

Southern Massachusetts

Date of Birth:

February 19, 1971

Place of Birth:

Maryland

Education:

University of Maryland

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