Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

#1 New York Times Bestseller (2009)

Presentation by:

Jensen and Grant

October 22, 2013

About the Author

*Jeff Kinney is a cartoonist, writer, and game designer. He has 9 published books in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. His book has been on the New York Times Bestselling list.


*Jeff Kinney was born on February 19, 1971. He lived in Fort Washington, Maryland in the United States until he graduated college. He moved to New England in 1995.


*He was influenced to be a cartoonist when his comic strip called Igdoof got popular in his college newspaper at his college newspaper called The Diamondback.


*As a child he was very fond of reading and read books from the authors Judy Blume , Beverly Cleary , Piers Anthony , J.R.R Tolkien.


*Right now he lives in southern Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.

About Kinney's Writing

*In his writing career Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has been on the New York Times bestselling list many of times.


*Diary of a Wimpy Kid is one of the most popular childrens series out right now.


*Books published with dates: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2007) , Rodrick Rules (2008) ,

The Last Straw (2009) , Dog Days (2009) , The Ugly Truth (2010) , Cabin Fever (2011) , and The Third Wheel (2012).


*Jeff said when he wrote the book that he wanted to write about a kid that was weird in the ways he was as a kid


Diary of a Wimpy Kid (about the book)

*Jeff started writing Diary of a Wimpy Kid in 1998 but it wasn't published until 2007.


*Diary of a Wimpy Kid won the New York Times Bestseller in 2009.


*Jeff wrote the book in Massachusetts


*Summary: It is Greg Heffley's first year of middle school. He is sort of your typical middle school wimp. His mom gets him a diary to right his feelings in , but he does something totally opposite. He writes about how he survives middle school and all the trouble he causes or gets in to.


*The book takes place in Greg's home, and school, Rowley's home, and the town.

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