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Millions of children all over the world are readers because of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and fans will not be disappointed with the publication of the much anticipated Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown, the thirteenth book in the series, which will release simultaneously with twenty four other publishers worldwide on 30 October 2018.
With this new adventure, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown, readers won’t be able to stop laughing. When snow shuts down Greg Heffley’s school, his neighbourhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. It’s a fight for survival as Greg and Rowley navigate alliances, betrayals, and warring gangs in a neighbourhood meltdown.
Jeff Kinney’s work has been widely praised for its ability to turn even the most reluctant readers on to books. The Wimpy Kid books are 50% comic strip, 50% novel and 100% hilarious. As a result of the impact and success of these books, Jeff Kinney has been named one of Time magazine’s most influential people in the world.
Wimpy Kid has found its place among the elite ranks of the few series that have surpassed the 200 million mark, including the Harry Potter series.
About Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Kinney’s work has been widely praised for its ability to turn reluctant readers on to books. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has been a permanent fixture high up in the UK Nielsen Bookscan Charts as well as the USA Today, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. There are now more than 200 million books in the series in print around the globe, which are sold in more than 70 editions in 59 languages.
Jeff Kinney has won six Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, two Children’s Choice Book Awards and last year Diary of a Wimpy Kid was voted by schools in the UK as the most popular book in primary schools in the annual What Kids are Reading Awards.
The first-ever theatrical adaptation of Diary of a Wimpy Kid was staged by the prestigious Minneapolis Children’s Theatre Company from April to June 2016. It earned rave critical reviews and had sold out shows. Four movies based on the book series have grossed more than $265 million.
Wimpy Wonderland Island on poptropica.com, a virtual world for kids, remains one of the most visited pages on the popular website.
Before the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books were published, stories from the first three books appeared digitally for free on the website www.funbrain.com, where they are still available. Books in the core series by Jeff Kinney include Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2008), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2010), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth (2010), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever (2011), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel (2012), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck (2013), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2014), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School (2015), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down (2016) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (2017). Jeff Kinney has also written and illustrated The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary and The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: The Next Chapter.