Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is an American children's book series and media franchise created by American author and cartoonist Jeff Kinney. The series follows Greg Heffley, a middle-schooler who illustrates his daily life in a diary (although he constantly tells the audience that it is a journal)

Kinney spent eight years working on the first book before showing it to a publisher. In 2004, FunBrain and Kinney released an online version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The website made daily entries from September 2004 to June 2005. The online version had received almost 20 million views by 2009. Nonetheless, many online readers requested a printed version. In February 2006, during the New York Comic Con, Kinney signed a multi-book deal with publisher Abrams Books to turn Diary of a Wimpy Kid into a printed book series. The first instalment was released in April 2007 and received immediate success. In April 2009, Time magazine named Kinney in the Time 100 most influential people.

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  • Publisher: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Print length: 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 19.3 x 12.7 x 1.37 cm
  • Reading age: 8 - 11 years old
  • Publication date: 3 Jan. 2019
  • ISBN: 978-0141324906

Jeff Kinney

Jeff is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of the 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' and 'Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid' series. He is a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for 'Favorite Book' and has been named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and later moved to New England where he and his wife own a bookstore, 'An Unlikely Story'.

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