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The Adventures of Captain Underpants : Book 1 - Dav Pilkey

The Adventures of Captain Underpants

Book 1


Published: September 1997
For Ages: 7 - 9 years old
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RRP $10.99

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Published: 1st April 1999
For Ages: 7 - 10 years old
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George and Harold have created the greatest superhero in the history of their elementary school, and now they're going to bring him to life!

Meet Captain Underpants! His true identity is so secret, even he doesn't know who he is. Acclaimed author and Caldecott Honor illustrator Dav Pilkey provides young readers with the adventure of a lifetime in this outrageously funny, action-packed, easy-to-read chapter book. With hilarious pictures on every page, 'The Adventures of Captain Underpants' is great for both beginning and chapter-book readers.

And, like Dav's other best-selling books of humour, it is sure to provide even the most reluctant readers with hours of fun.

About the Author

When Dav Pilkey was a kid, his teachers thought he was disruptive, "behaviorally challenged," and in serious need of a major attitude adjustment.

When he wasn't writing sentences in the detention room, he could usually be found sitting at his private desk out in the hallway. There he spent his time writing and drawing his own original comic books about a superhero named Captain Underpants.

Dav's teachers told him, "You'd better straighten up, young man, because you can't spend the rest of your life making silly books."

Dav was not a very good listener!

But seriously...
Dav Pilkey has written and illustrated several popular award-winning books for children. The Adventures of Captain Underpants, which has nearly one million copies in print, was an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists and a Publishers Weekly "Cuffie" Award winner for the Funniest Book of the Year; Dog Breath was awarded the California Young Reader Medal; The Paperboy was chosen as a Caldecott Honor Book. Mr. Pilkey also illustrated the IRA-CBC Children's Choice Award-winning Dumb Bunnies books.

Dav Pilkey and his dog live in Oregon.


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Great book, my boys loved it.


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    Comments about The Adventures of Captain Underpants:

    Terrific Company. A pleasure to deal with and great books at great prices. I will be back to buy again. Thankyou!!!!!

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    Great series


    from Gympie, QLD, Australia

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    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
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      Comments about The Adventures of Captain Underpants:

      What a wonderful way to engage young boys in reading. The story of two young boys and how they used their strengths (story telling and doodling) to create a successful comic. Fun to read. The text is easy to read and my son enjoyed the comics (you don't see comics much these days!).

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      George and Haroldp. 1
      Tree House Comix, Inc.p. 5
      The Adventures of Captain Underpantsp. 9
      Mean Old Mr. Kruppp. 17
      One Day Very, Very Soonp. 21
      Bustedp. 29
      A Little Blackmailp. 35
      Crime and Punishmentp. 39
      Four-to-Six Weeks Laterp. 45
      The 3-D Hypno-Ringp. 47
      Fun with Hypnosisp. 51
      Out the Windowp. 57
      Bank Robbersp. 61
      The Big Bangp. 67
      Dr. Diaperp. 73
      The Extremely Graphic Violence Chapter (in Flip-O-Rama)p. 79
      The Escapep. 99
      To Make a Long Story Shortp. 107
      Back to Schoolp. 108
      The End?p. 117
      Table of Contents provided by Syndetics. All Rights Reserved.
      Dav Pilkey

      Dav Pilkey was born on March 4th, 1966 in Cleveland, OH. His father (David, Sr.) was a steel salesman, and his mother (Barbara) was the organist at a local church. Dav's older sister (Cindy) was a highly-skilled professional tattletale.

      After setting the school's all-time record for the amount of time spent in the principal's office, Dav was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder and severe hyperactivity. By the start of first grade, Dav had successfully moved into the role of class clown. He was the undisputed king of funny noises, and held the classroom record for the number of crayons he could stick up his nose at one time (a record he still holds to this day).

      Everybody in Dav's class thought he was pretty funny, except for one person - his teacher!

      Dav's teacher didn't care for his particular brand of humor, so she began sending him out into the hallway. Before long, Dav was spending so much time in the hall that his teacher moved a little desk out there for him.

      In the hallway, Dav would sit down at his desk, take out his art supplies, and start drawing. At first, he drew only pictures, but as time went on Dav began making up stories, too.

      Dav attended a very strict high school, and things just got worse. Dav’s teachers hated his sense of humor, and often discouraged his artistic talents.

      In 1984, Dav Pilkey attended Kent State University as an art major. While attending a freshman English class, one of Dav's professors complimented him on his creative writing skills, and encouraged him to write books. Dav thought this was a novel idea, and began working on his first children's book.

      Dav learned about a contest for students who write and illustrate their own books. The winners got their books published! So Dav began creating his first book, World War Won, and entered it in The National Written and Illustrated By...Awards Contest for Students. Within a year, Dav had won the contest and was flying to Kansas City, Missouri to meet the editors and publishers at Landmark Editions, Inc.

      Shortly after the publication of World War Won, Dav moved back to Kent, Ohio where he wrote and illustrated many more books. During this time, Dav found a cute stray puppy and named her 'Little Dog'. She soon became his best friend.

      In 1990, Dav dreamed one night that he was supposed to move to Oregon, so a couple of years later, he and Little Dog headed out West.

      In 1999, Dav and Little Dog moved to a small island in Washington. Dav and Little Dog enjoyed taking long walks on the beach, and sometimes they even went kayaking together. But their favorite thing of all was to walk down the street to the island’s local sushi restaurant. Dav was the only customer in the restaurant who had special permission to bring his dog in with him. As Dav would eat yummy vegetarian sushi rolls, Little Dog would sit under his table and eat her own meal (a chicken dinner that the restaurant’s owner, Sayuri, prepared especially for her).

      After a few years, Dav and Sayuri (pronounced Sy-you-dee) fell deeply in love and were married on the beach under a full moon in 2005.

      Currently, Dav is working hard on a set of epic novels based on the Captain Underpants comic books he wrote in elementary school while sitting out in the hallway.

      Visit Dav Pilkey's Booktopia Author Page

      ISBN: 9780590846288
      ISBN-10: 0590846280
      Series: Captain Underpants
      Audience: Children
      For Ages: 7 - 9 years old
      For Grades: 2 - 5
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 117
      Published: September 1997
      Country of Publication: US
      Dimensions (cm): 19.2 x 13.4  x 0.8
      Weight (kg): 0.12