Jeff Kinney

by Kelli L. Hicks

Part of a Series: Your Favorite Authors.

Jeff Kinney is the best-selling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. How did he become so successful? With a focus on fostering self-confidence and resilience, this book recounts the author’s setbacks and triumphs. Brief chapters recount Kinney’s growth from a boy who loved newspaper comic strips to one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people. Also described is Kinney’s current work: a Web site of educational games for children. Quotations in text bubbles provide thoughts such as “The idea of Diary of a Wimpy Kid was actually born of failure.” Back matter includes a time line of Kinney’s life and work, a glossary, a list of books about Kinney for further reading, an index, and a publisher-approved Web site.
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ISBN: 9781476502229

JLG Release: February 2014

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Series Nonfiction: Social Studies 3-5

Grades 3-5


12 books / $20.25 a book

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    Trim Size

    8 1/8" x 8"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 4.1, Points: 0.5

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 4.7, Points: 2


    Level: 770L

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