Diary o a Wimpy Wean
Translated by THOMAS CLARK
Scots writer Thomas Clark has transformed Jeff Kinney’s Wimpy Kid into a Wimpy Wean. In Thomas’s translation, twelve year old hero Greg Heffley tells us all about his life in gallus modern easy to read Scots.
A great book in any language, Diary o a Wimpy Wean is packed with laughter, gags, disasters, daydreams and plenty to keep young readers hooked until the very end.
Bein a wean can be pure bowfin. And naebody kens that better than Greg Heffley, wha finds himsel huckled intae the big schuil, whaur peely-wally nyaffs share the corridors wi bairns that are mair muckle, mair mental, and awready shavin. In Diary o a Wimpy Wean, author and illustrator Jeff Kinney introduces us tae an unlikely hero. As Greg says in his diary:
"Sae if ye’re waitin on me giein it aw 'Dear Diary', ye can awa and rin."
Jist as weel for us that whit Greg Heffley says he willnae dae and whit he actually does are twa awfy different things.
Published: 20th September 2018
Format: Paperback 198x129mm
Extent: 226 pages
Jeff Kinney is an American cartoonist, producer and author of children's books, including the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series. He is also attributed as the creator of the child-oriented website Poptropica. He also appeared in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid films as Holly Hills' father.
Thomas Clark is a Scots poet, writer and translator. He has performed at schools, festivals and literary events across the country, from the Edinburgh Book Festival to the StAnza Poetry Festival, from Sky Sports to the BBC. His most recent book for children was a Glaswegian rendition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. He is currently poet-in-residence at Selkirk Football Club.
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