This letter is not in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid CABIN FEAVER that are sold in stores. You can only order it from Schools. Here is the letter.
The book your holding was created between two storms.
The first storm hit New England, where I live, in January of this year. We had just brought our new puppy home (a Portuguese water dog) when the snow started to fall. And it kept falling. For three long months the snow piled up, and my dog's only knowledge of the outside world was the tunnel we dug through the snow to the spot where he was supposed to relieve himself. (He preferred to relieve himself in the heated family room instead.)
The feeling of being trapped inside during a storm was how I got the idea for "Cabin Fever". As I wrote the book, the snow melted and the weather got nice. But in the summer, a diffrent type of storm came to New England.
I was in Vancouver, British Columbia, when Hurricane Irene hit my town on the East Coast of the United States. I couldn't go home because all the flights were canceled, and even if I made it back, there was no power, so I wouldn't have been able to finish my book. I was in a place where the weather was nice, but I was still stuck. It would be weeks before I could go back to New England and rejoin my family (and my dog, who is now, thankfully, housebroken).
This book is dedicated to anyone who knows whatit is like to be at the mercy of Mother Nature. If you ever think you'll be trapped inside by a big storm, make sure you have plenty of food, water, and a flashlight. And it wouldn't hurt to have a good book handy.
Jeff Kinney November 2011
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