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The Resource The Last Straw

The Last Straw

Label
The Last Straw
Title
The Last Straw
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Kinney
Title variation
  • Greg Heffley's journal
  • Diary of a wimpy kid
Title variation remainder
Greg Heffleys journal
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship
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Award
  • Books I Love Best Yearly (BILBY), Younger Reader, 2010.
  • Books I Love Best Yearly (BILBY), Younger Reader, 2012.
  • Buckeye Children's Book Award (Ohio), Grades 3-5, 2008.
  • Colorado Children's Book Award, Junior Book, 2009.
  • Garden State Children's Book Award (New Jersey), Children's Fiction, 2010.
  • Golden Archer Awards (Wisconsin): Middle/Jr. High, 2010.
  • Great Stone Face Children's Book Award (New Hampshire), 2009.
  • Indian Paintbrush Book Award (Wyoming), 2009.
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award for Grades 3-5, 2009.
  • Maine Student Book Award, 2009.
  • North Carolina Children's Book Award, Junior Books category, 2009.
  • West Australian Young Readers' Book Award (WAYRBA), Younger Readers, 2009.
  • West Virginia Children's Choice Book Award, 2010.
  • Young Reader's Choice Award (Pacific Northwest), Junior, 2010.
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163804
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Kinney, Jeff
Index
no index present
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950
Literary form
fiction
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  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Diary of a wimpy kid
Series volume
0001
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  • Comic and Graphic Books
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Humor (Fiction)
Target audience
juvenile
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Greg Heffley's journal
Label
The Last Straw
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:74609814-2242-41a3-9d89-9cdac8b0e8e7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781613122457
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Last Straw
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:74609814-2242-41a3-9d89-9cdac8b0e8e7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781613122457
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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