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David "Dav" Pilkey
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Dennis Abrams
  • From the Series: Who Wrote That?
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 160413500X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-500-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 06/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 813
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 112

Summary

Best known for his books chronicling the adventures of "Captain Underpants," Dav Pilkey has built a reputation as one of his generation's most inventive writers and illustrators. Yet as a young boy, he seemed unlikely to ever become a success. Suffering from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, this one-time "class clown" was sent out from class to sit in the hallway so often that he had his own desk waiting for him, which he kept stocked with paper, pencils, and crayons. There, he could allow his imagination to go to work, drawing comic books to entertain his friends and creating characters that would later become some of the most popular in contemporary children's literature. Find out how Pilkey overcame his difficult childhood to become one of America's most beloved young-adult authors.

Specifications

Full-color photographs. Chronology. Bibliography. Further reading. Box features. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Dennis Abrams attended Antioch College, where he majored in English and communications. He is a freelance writer living in Houston, Texas.

Foreword by Kyle Zimmer, president of First Book

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