Captain Underpants #8: Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of Purple Potty People

Captain Underpants #8: Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of Purple Potty People

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Description

The eighth book in Dav Pilkey's mega-bestselling Captain Underpants series. Now with super-cool foil covers! Shiny! Fun!
When we last saw George and Harold, they were about to take their pet pterodactyl Crackers back to the Cretaceous period. But things didn't work out quite as they had hoped. They've entered an absurd alternate reality where teachers are nice, kids are allowed to read banned books, and the cafeteria food doesn't smell like dirty diapers. Even worse, they've discovered alternate versions of themselves--Evil George and Evil Harold--who plan to unleash some preposterous plans on Piqua, Ohio. Now it's up to George and Harold to defeat the evil twins and THEIR superhero, Captain Blunderpants!
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 132.08 x 190.5 x 12.7mm | 136.08g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0439376149
  • 9780439376143
  • 122,319

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The critics are CRAZY about UNDERPANTS! Irresistible. -- Entertainment Weekly Call Pilkey... the savior of the 'reluctant reader.' -- USA Today So appealing that youngsters won't notice that their vocabulary is stretching. --
School Library Journal Pilkey's sharp humor shines, and is as much fun for parents as their young readers.
-- Parents' Choice Foundation Combines empowerment and empathy with age-appropriate humor and action. --
Booklist Celebrates the triumph of the good-hearted. -- The Educational Book and Media
Association
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About 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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Rating details

10,161 ratings
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4 22% (2,268)
3 14% (1,437)
2 5% (467)
1 3% (295)
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