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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 (Paperback, illustrated edition)

By Pilkey, Dav

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George and Harold have 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 who plan to unleash some preposterou... read full description below.

ISBN 9780439376143
Barcode 9780439376143
Published 1 September 2006 by Scholastic US
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
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Series Captain Underpants (part: 8)
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ISBN-13 9780439376143
ISBN-10 0439376149
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Scholastic US
Imprint Scholastic US
Publication Date 1 September 2006
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Pilkey, Dav
Series Captain Underpants (part: 8)
Category Award Winning
Adventure Stories
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 190mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 181g
Interest Age 6-10 years
Reading Age 6-10 years
Library of Congress Science fiction, Humorous stories, Schools, Hypnotism, Cartoons and comics
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 20864

Description of this Book

eta 25/10
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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 alternative reality where techers are nice, kids are allowed to read banned books, and the cafeteria food doesn't smell like dirty diapers. Even worse, they've discovered alternative versions of themselves - Evil George and Evil Harold - who plan to unleash some preposterous plans on Piqua, Ohio.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Galaxy British Book Awards: WHSmith Children's Book of the Year 2009
NZ Review SLJ<br>Gr 2-5-In their eighth epic adventure, George and Harold use the Purple Potty to travel to an alternate universe where teachers care, the library has books, and kids eat at a five-star gourmet cafeteria. Unfortunately they also encounter Evil George and Evil Harold, who transform good Mr. Krupp into Captain Blunderpants. The evil duo also steal the boys' pets, Crackers and Sulu, and hitch a ride back to George and Harold's world. They might destroy that world with Evil Sulu, the world's biggest baddest bionic hamster, but are thwarted by the arthritic avengers Boxer Boy and Great-Granny Girdle and their geezer power. Part novel, part comic book, and part Flip-o-rama(TM) (add your own sound effects), this newest adventure will not disappoint the legions of Captain Underpants fans. The cartoon pictures almost tell the story, making it a boon for struggling readers. Maybe kids, like Pilkey, will be inspired to write their own comics, invent their own superheroes, poke fun at the absurdities they see, and not worry about a few (in Pilkey's case, deliberately) misspelled words. Libraries with the previous books will want to add this one.-Mary Jean Smith, Southside Elementary School, Lebanon, TN<br>

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Author's Bio

As a child, Dav Pilkey was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD. Dav was so disruptive in class that his teachers made him sit out in the hall every day. Luckily, Dav loved to draw and make up stories, so he spent his time in the hallway creating his own original comic books. In the second grade, Dav Pilkey created a comic book about a superhero named Captain Underpants. His teacher ripped it up and told him he couldn't spend the rest of his life making silly books. Fortunately, Dav was not a very good listener. Dav has gone on to create award-winning and bestselling books for children. His Captain Underpants series has more than 80 million copies in print worldwide and has been translated into more than 28 languages. In 2017, DreamWorks Animation brought the character to the silver screen in the feature film adaptation Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, and Netflix is now streaming The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants TV show. Dav's latest creation, Dog Man, continues to be a #1 New York Times bestselling series with more than 13 million copies in print worldwide and translations available in more than 21 languages. Dav is also the creator of the Dragon series, the Dumb Bunnies series, Dog Breath, and The Paperboy, which is a Caldecott Honor Book. Dav lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife.

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