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DIARY OF A WIMPY KID by Jeff Kinney

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID

A Novel in Cartoons

From the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, volume 1

By Jeff Kinney (Author) , Jeff Kinney (Illustrator)

Age Range: 9 - 11

Pub Date: April 1st, 2007
ISBN: 0-8109-9313-9
Publisher: Amulet/Abrams

First volume of a planned three, this edited version of an ongoing online serial records a middle-school everykid’s triumphs and (more often) tribulations through the course of a school year. Largely through his own fault, mishaps seem to plague Greg at every turn, from the minor freak-outs of finding himself permanently seated in class between two pierced stoners and then being saddled with his mom for a substitute teacher, to being forced to wrestle in gym with a weird classmate who has invited him to view his “secret freckle.” Presented in a mix of legible “hand-lettered” text and lots of simple cartoon illustrations with the punch lines often in dialogue balloons, Greg’s escapades, unwavering self-interest and sardonic commentary are a hoot and a half—certain to elicit both gales of giggles and winces of sympathy (not to mention recognition) from young readers. (Fiction. 9-11)