By Kinney, JeffTranslated by Clark, Thomas
Richt, afore ye say onythin: this is a JOURNAL, aye? No a diary. I ken fine whit it says on the front. But when ma Maw went doon the shops I SPECIALLY telt her tae get yin that didnae say diary on it. Well seen, eh. Aw I need noo is for some bampot tae spy me cairtin this book ab...oot and get the wrang end o the stick. The ither thing I want tae get oot the road straicht aff the bat is that this wis ma MAW's idea, no mine. But she's no richt in the heid if she thinks I'm aboot tae stairt writin awa aboot ma feelins or ony o that guff. Sae if ye're waitin on me giein it aw Dear Diary this and Dear Diary that, ye can awa and run. The anely reason I'm gaun alang wi this at aw is that, wan day, when I'm pure mintit and famous, I'll hiv better things tae dae than staun aboot answerin fowk's stupit questions aw day lang. Sae this book is gonnae be wirth its wecht in gowd. 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.Read more
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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