- Imprint: Amulet Books
- Publication Date: August 11, 2015
- Price: $16.95
- Trim Size: 5 1⁄2 x 8
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-1947-9
- EAN: 9781419719479
- Page Count: 240
- Illustrations: 300 black-and-white illustrations
- Format: Hardcover
- Rights: World - Other
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Et tu, Heffley? That’s right, international superstar Greg Heffley is now poised to conquer the classical world with this new Latin edition of the first book in Jeff Kinney’s bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series—translated by Monsignor Daniel Gallagher, a Vatican specialist who translates Pope Francis’s Tweets into Latin. The Wimpy Kid joins beloved characters such as Winnie the Pooh, Harry Potter, the Little Prince, Bilbo Baggins, and the Grinch as the latest in an elite pantheon of children’s books selected for Latin translation. Commentarii de Inepto Puero is sure to appeal to fans of the international bestselling series as well as to readers of all ages studying Latin, either for school credit or for fun.
"Clever Latin neologisms abound for modern words like 'video games,' 'heavy metal music,' and 'computer.'"— Kirkus Reviews
About the author
Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and five-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time magazine’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 southern Massachusetts, where he has a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.
Monsignor Daniel B. Gallagher, a priest of the Diocese of Gaylord (U.S.A.), is currently assigned to the Office of Latin Letters at the Vatican Secretariat of State. He completed a B.S. and M.A. at the University of Michigan, an M.A. at the Catholic University of America, and a S.T.L. and Ph.D. at the Pontifical Gregorian University. He formerly taught philosophy and Latin at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. His study of medieval philosophy led to a passion for Latin, which he now teaches at the Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study. Monsignor Gallagher is the editor of the Values in Italian Philosophy series and a regular contributor to the Philosophy and Popular Culture series. His articles have appeared in such journals as Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics, Josephinum Journal of Theology, Sacred Architecture Journal, Journal for Christian Theological Research, Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly, Maritain Studies, The Latin Americanist, Social Justice Review, as well as various collected volumes. He is the translator of Vittorio Possenti’s Nihilism and Metaphysics: The Third Voyage (SUNY Press, 2014). Monsignor Gallagher’s latest activities focus on teaching and writing Latin according to the method of his predecessor in the Office of Latin Letters, Fr. Reginald Foster, O.C.D., a mission Gallagher shares with his colleagues at the Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study.