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The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #3)

Author: Jeff Kinney

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 725

The highly anticipated third book in the critically acclaimed and bestselling series takes the art of being wimpy to a whole new level. Let’s face it: Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways. Somebody just needs to explain that to Greg’s father. You see, Frank Heffley actually thinks he can get his son to toughen up, and he enlists Greg in organized sports and other “manly” endeavors. Of course, Greg is able to easily sidestep his father’s efforts to change him. But when Greg’s dad threatens to send him to military academy, Greg realizes he has to shape up . . . or get shipped out. Greg and his family and friends, who make the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books a must-read for middle school readers, are back and at their best in this hilarious new installment of the series, which is sure to please current fans while attracting new ones. Publishers Weekly-1/19/2009: The third book in this genre-busting series is certain to enlarge Kinney’s presence on the bestseller lists, where the previous titles have taken up residence for the past two years. Kinney’s spot-on humor and winning formula of deadpan text set against cartoons are back in full force. This time, Greg starts off on New Year’s Day (he resolves to “help other people improve,” telling his mother, “I think you should work on chewing your potato chips more quietly”) and ends with summer vacation. As he fends off his father’s attempts to make him more of a man (the threat of military school looms), Greg’s hapless adventures include handing out anonymous valentines expressing his true feelings (“Dear James, You smell”), attempting to impress his classmate Holly and single-handedly wrecking his soccer team’s perfect season. Kinney allows himself some insider humor as well, with Greg noting the “racket” children’s book authors have going. “All you have to do is make up a character with a snappy name, and then make sure the character learns a lesson at the end of the book.” Greg, self-centered as ever, may be the exception proving that rule. Ages 8–12. (Jan.) F&P level: T

The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid book 3)

Author: Jeff Kinney

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 110

It's the third instalment of Jeff Kinney's award winning Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, but will it be third time lucky for our hero, Greg Heffley? It's not easy for me to think of ways to improve myself, because I'm pretty much one of the best people I know. Greg's dad, Frank, is on a mission. A mission to make this wimpy kid... well, less wimpy. All manner of 'manly' physical activities are planned, but Greg just about manages to find a way out of them. That is until military academy is mentioned, and Greg realises that he's going to have to come up with something very special to get out of this one... 7+ readers all over the world love reading about what scrapes and schemes Greg gets up to in his hilarious diaries. Full of pictures and giggles, they are the perfect gift, even for reluctant readers. Praise for Jeff Kinney and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series: 'The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series' - The Sun 'Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet'- Independent 'Hilarious!' - Sunday Telegraph www.wimpykidclub.co.uk

Last Straw

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Author: Jeff Kinney

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 222

View: 753

Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways... somebody just better tell Greg's dad that. Frank Heffley actually thinks he can get his son to toughen up and he enlists Greg in organised sports and other 'manly' endeavours. Thus far, Greg manages to side-step his father's efforts, then comes the threat of military school and Greg realises, he has to shape up or ship out!

The Last Straw

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Author: Jeff Kinney

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 222

View: 835

Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways... somebody just better tell Greg's dad that. Frank Heffley actually thinks he can get his son to toughen up and he enlists Greg in organised sports and other 'manly' endeavours. Thus far, Greg manages to side-step his father's efforts, then comes the threat of military school and Greg realises, he has to shape up or ship out!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

The Last Straw

Author: Jeff Kinney

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN:

Category: Children's stories

Page: 217

View: 498

Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways... somebody just better tell Greg's dad that. Frank Heffley actually thinks he can get his son to toughen up and he enlists Greg in organised sports and other 'manly' endeavours. Thus far, Greg manages to side-step his father's efforts, then comes the threat of military school and Greg realises, he has to shape up or ship out!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

The Last Straw

Author: Jeff Kinney

Publisher: Amulet Books

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 123

The highly anticipated third book in the critically acclaimed and bestselling series takes the art of being wimpy to a whole new level. Let’s face it: Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways. Somebody just needs to explain that to Greg’s father. You see, Frank Heffley actually thinks he can get his son to toughen up, and he enlists Greg in organized sports and other “manly” endeavors. Of course, Greg is able to easily sidestep his father’s efforts to change him. But when Greg’s dad threatens to send him to military academy, Greg realizes he has to shape up . . . or get shipped out. Greg and his family and friends, who make the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books a must-read for middle school readers, are back and at their best in this hilarious new installment of the series, which is sure to please current fans while attracting new ones. Publishers Weekly-1/19/2009: The third book in this genre-busting series is certain to enlarge Kinney’s presence on the bestseller lists, where the previous titles have taken up residence for the past two years. Kinney’s spot-on humor and winning formula of deadpan text set against cartoons are back in full force. This time, Greg starts off on New Year’s Day (he resolves to “help other people improve,” telling his mother, “I think you should work on chewing your potato chips more quietly”) and ends with summer vacation. As he fends off his father’s attempts to make him more of a man (the threat of military school looms), Greg’s hapless adventures include handing out anonymous valentines expressing his true feelings (“Dear James, You smell”), attempting to impress his classmate Holly and single-handedly wrecking his soccer team’s perfect season. Kinney allows himself some insider humor as well, with Greg noting the “racket” children’s book authors have going. “All you have to do is make up a character with a snappy name, and then make sure the character learns a lesson at the end of the book.” Greg, self-centered as ever, may be the exception proving that rule. Ages 8–12. (Jan.) F&P level: T

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection:

Author: Jeff Kinney

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page:

View: 503

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into a new year and a new school where undersize weaklings share the corridors with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving. Desperate to prove his new found maturity, which only going up a grade can bring, Greg is happy to have his not-quite-so-cool sidekick, Rowley, along for the ride. But when Rowley's star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend's popularity to his own advantage. Recorded in his diary with comic pictures and his very own words, this test of Greg and Rowley's friendship unfolds with hilarious results. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Whatever you do, don't ask Greg about his summer vacation because he definitely doesn't want to talk about it . . . It's a brand-new year and a brand-new journal and Greg is keen to put the humiliating (and secret!) events of last summer firmly behind him. But someone knows everything - someone whose job it is to most definitely not keep anything embarrassing of Greg's private - his big brother, Rodrick. How can Greg make it through this new school year with his not-quite-cool reputation intact? Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw The third laugh-out-loud book in the bestselling phenomenon that is the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Greg's dad, Frank, is on a mission - a mission to make this wimpy kid . . . well, less wimpy. All manner of 'manly' physical activities are planned, but Greg just about manages to find a way out of them. That is until military academy is is mentioned and Greg realizes that he's going to have to come up with something very special to get out of this one . . .

The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13)

Author: Jeff Kinney

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 454

When snow shuts down Greg Heffley’s middle school, his neighborhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. And in the crosshairs are Greg and his trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson. It’s a fight for survival as Greg and Rowley navigate alliances, betrayals, and warring gangs in a neighborhood meltdown. When the snow clears, will Greg and Rowley emerge as heroes? Or will they even survive to see another day?

The Getaway (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 12)

Author: Jeff Kinney

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 875

Greg Heffley and his family are getting out of town. With the cold weather and the stress of the approaching holiday season, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. A few days in paradise should do wonders for Greg and his frazzled family. But the Heffleys soon discover that paradise isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Sun poisoning, stomach troubles, and venomous critters all threaten to ruin the family's vacation. Can their trip be saved, or will this island getaway end in disaster?

The Book Publishing Industry

Author: Albert N. Greco

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

View: 331

The Book Publishing Industry focuses on consumer books (adult, juvenile, and mass market paperbacks) and reviews all major book categories to present a comprehensive overview of this diverse business. In addition to the insights and portrayals of the U.S. publishing industry, this book includes an appendix containing historical data on the industry from 1946 to the end of the twentieth century. The selective bibliography includes the latest literature, including works in marketing and economics that has a direct relationship with this dynamic industry. This third edition features a chapter on e-books and provides an overview of the current shift toward digital media in the US book publishing industry.

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