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  • Published: 9 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760892517
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $14.99

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal




Get ready for a whole new look into Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Introducing the newest Wimpy Kid author—Rowley Jefferson!

Rowley’s best friend Greg Heffley has been chronicling his middle-school years in thirteen Diary of a Wimpy Kid journals . . . and counting. But it’s finally time for readers to hear directly from Rowley in a journal of his own. In Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid, Rowley writes about his experiences and agrees to play the role of biographer for Greg along the way. (After all, one day Greg will be rich and famous, and everyone will want to know his life’s story.) But Rowley is a poor choice for the job, and his “biography” of Greg is a hilarious mess. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal offers readers a new way to look at the Wimpy world—one fans won’t want to miss!

  • Published: 9 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760892517
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Jeff Kinney

Jeff Kinney is the #1 USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. The Deep End, Book 15, was published in November 2020 and was an instant #1 global bestseller. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal was published in April 2019, was an immediate #1 international bestseller, and has remained at the top of the New York Times bestseller list since publication, along with the follow-up book, Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and is one of the Top 10 bestselling authors of all time. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time’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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Praise for Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal

Using all the humour and visual techniques of the originals, this will appeal to Wimpy Kid fans as well as reach out to new ones – those newly independent reluctant readers who still need a lot of support and are happy to be part of the in-crown reading one of the most popular series for the age group in a long time.

The Bottom Shelf

Could NOT put this book down til I finished it!

Kids Books We Love

Totally enjoyable, nostalgic and adorable. Highly recommended for everyone!

Seventy-Eight Sundays

Awards & recognition

WA Young Readers Book Award

Shortlisted  •  2020  •  Young Readers Award

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Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal. It’s time for Greg’s best friend, the quiet under-achiever, to make his mark taking pen to paper and recording their relationship through his own eyes. Get ready to see the Wimpy World in a whole new way with Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal. https://www.penguin.com.au/books/diary-of-an-awesome-friendly-kid-rowley-jeffersons-journal-9781760892517

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