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Format:
Title:
Diary of a wimpy kid : the getaway
Other title(s):
Getaway
ISBN:
9781419725456

9781419730603

9781419729850

9781537962054

9781536426991

9780606404518

9781419741982
Publication:
New York : Amulet Books, 2017.
Physical Description:
217 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Number in series:
12.
Summary:
Greg Heffley and his family escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation, but sun poisoning, stomach troubles, and venemous creatures all threaten their vacation.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader MG 5.4 3.0 192120.

AR Program Book.

Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG 5.4 3.0 192120.
Electronic Access:
http://www.wimpykid.com/
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Summary

Summary

Greg Heffley and his family are getting out of town.

With the cold weather and the stress of the approaching holiday season, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. A few days in paradise should do wonders for Greg and his frazzled family.

But the Heffleys soon discover that paradise isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Sun poisoning, stomach troubles, and venomous critters all threaten to ruin the family's vacation. Can their trip be saved, or will this island getaway end in disaster?


Author Notes

Jeff Kinney was born in College Park, Maryland on February 19, 1971. He received a degree in computer science from the University of Maryland and created a comic strip Igdoof, which ran in the campus newspaper. Before becoming an author, worked as a computer programmer, online game developer, and designer.

He is the author and illustrator of the children's series Diary of a Wimpy Kid. He originally developed the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series online in installments on Funbrain.com. In 2006, he signed a publishing deal to turn his work into a print series.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Horn Book Review

In his twelfth adventure, Greg's family goes on a tropical island vacation. In true Wimpy Kid fashion, everything goes wrong--from a screaming baby on the airplane to a giant spider in the hotel room. Things get so bad that the Heffleys eventually have to flee from the resort. Greg's unique comic perspective is supported by Kinney's trademark cartoons on every page. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Can you believe it's been 10 years since Greg Heffley made his first appearance on the kidlit scene? Well, Diary of a Wimpy Kid's publisher is making sure you remember through its joint anniversary celebration and book launch for Greg's twelfth misadventure, complete with author tour and sweepstakes. Sick of cold, wintry weather, Mr. and Mrs. Heffley make a snap decision to skip Christmas and take the family to tropical Isla de Corales. Greg's not sold on the plan, but everyone else is excited to spend a week lounging in the sun. Kinney nails the stress of holiday travel, rolling out a hilariously believable string of things gone wrong, starting with leaving the house too late, luggage woes, long airport security lines, flight delays, and dwindling phone batteries. Nightmare seating on the plane and turbulence add to this vacation's already bumpy start. Of course, life at the resort isn't the relaxing experience it was advertised to be, and readers will be clutching their sides with laughter as the Heffleys' mishaps pile up. Throughout, Greg's anxieties and general misery over his situation lend even more humor to the story, as do Kinney's signature drawings. Highly entertaining and relatable, Kinney proves he's still got it after all these years.--Smith, Julia Copyright 2018 Booklist