The Adventures of Captain Underpants
The Adventures of Captain Underpants
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The Adventures of Captain Underpants

Written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey
Book #1 in the Captain Underpants Series
Published by Scholastic
Prices as of Jun 24

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When George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking that he is the superhero Captain Underpants, he leads them to the lair of the nefarious Dr. Diaper, where they must defeat his evil robot henchmen.

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      Dav Pilkey

      When Dav Pilkey was a kid, he was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia. Dav was so disruptive in class that his teachers made him sit out in the hallway every day. Luckily, Dav loved to draw and make up stories. He spent his time in the hallway creating his own original comic books–the very first adventures of Dog Man and Captain Underpants. In college, Dav met a teacher who encouraged him to illustrate and write. He won a national competition in 1986 and the prize was the publication of his first book, World War Won. He made many other books before being awarded the 1998 California Young Reader Medal for Dog Breath, which was published in 1994, and in 1997 he won the Caldecott Honor for The Paperboy. The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby, published in 2002, was the first complete graphic novel spin-off from the Captain Underpants series and appeared at #6 on the USA Today bestseller list for all books, both adult and children’s, and was also a New York Times bestseller. It was followed by The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung Fu Cavemen from the Future and Super Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers, both USA Today bestsellers. The unconventional style of these graphic novels is intended to encourage uninhibited creativity in kids. His stories are semi-autobiographical and explore universal themes that celebrate friendship, tolerance, and the triumph of the good-hearted. Dav loves to kayak in the Pacific Northwest with his wife.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780545499088
    Publication Date
    January 1, 2013
    Page Count
    144
    Words Per Page
    40
    Audience
    Juvenile Reader
    Reading Age
    7 - 10 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2013935584
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0545499089
    Lexile® Level
    720L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~Q
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.3
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    1
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    20251
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG
    1

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