Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
#1 New York Times Bestseller (2009)
About the Author
*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.
He is in his first year of middle school, and is very wimpy.
Greg's best friend who hates getting in trouble.
Greg's older brother who is in high school. He has a band called LODED DIPER and is rude and inconsiderate.
Greg's mischievous little brother who is three, and loves to get Greg in trouble.
Greg's mom who embarrasses Greg a lot.
Greg's dad who is very stubborn