Diary of a Wimpy Kid : The Last Straw

Author:

Jeff Kinney

Publisher:

Puffin Book

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Publisher

Puffin Book

Publication Year 2009
ISBN-13

9780141324920

ISBN-10 0141324929
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 224 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 19 x 12.7 x 1.78
Weight (grms) 250

The book, ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid – 3 The Last Straw’ is a part of the book series - 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' written by Jeff Kinney. The book series revolves around the kid Greg Heffley who is naughty, honest and charming in his own way. The book has been written to portray the journey of Greg whose life is laden with exciting and adrenaline pumping adventures. This particular book talks about Greg’s training on how to become a tough man and the various troubles he faces during this journey. It has been published by Penguin UK publishers.


The underlying feature of this book is the insecurity faced by Greg’s father when he sees other kids. He tends to compare Greg with them, often feeling a sense of disappointment. Life for Greg is already harsh as their school bus has been re-zoned and he has to walk all the way to school. To add to the worries, Greg's father decides that his son must become a man and hence pushes him to do thing against his will.


First, he signs him up for Rec league soccer and expects him to become a good player in no time. But, the story takes a turn for the worst as Greg concedes a goal and ends his team’s perfect season. This comes as no surprise that he had failed to concentrate on the ball, as he was busy picking dandelions. Then, his father sends Greg to a summer military school program which takes its toll. However, Greg has decided not to join the military school with the view of impressing his father as quickly as he can. But will he be able to convince his father? Or will his father finally be able to make a man out of Greg on his own terms? This is a fascinating children's book which will leave the readers hooked.

Jeff Kinney

Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a five-time Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time magazine's 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.

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