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Author photo. "Dog Man" series author Dav Pilkey speaks during a "National Book Festival Presents" event, October 11, 2019. Photo by Shawn Miller/Library of Congress.

"Dog Man" series author Dav Pilkey speaks during a "National Book Festival Presents" event, October 11, 2019. Photo by Shawn Miller/Library of Congress.

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Dav Pilkey was born on March 4th, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio. His father was a steel salesman, and his mother was the organist at a local church. In 1984, Pilkey attended Kent State University as an art major. One of Pilkey's freshman English professors complimented him on his creative writing skills, and encouraged him to write books, which launched him into his career. He found out about a contest for students who write and illustrate their own books, with the winners earning the prize of publication. Pilkey began creating his first book, "World War Won," and entered it in The National Written and Illustrated By...Awards Contest for Students. Pilkey won the contest and flew to Kansas City, Missouri to meet the editors and publishers at Landmark Editions, Inc. Soon after the publication of World War Won, Dav moved back to Kent, Ohio where he had gone to college. In 1997, Pilkey won the Caldecott Honor for his book "The Paperboy" but is perhaps better known for his "Captain Underpants" series, which he had created while still in elementary school. His title Super Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers made Publisher's Weekly best seller list for 2011. His title's, The Adventures of Captain Underpants and Dog Man Unleashed, made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Adventures of Captain Underpants 4,930 copies, 130 reviews
The Paperboy 2,088 copies, 97 reviews
Dog Man 2,019 copies, 33 reviews
’Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving 1,632 copies, 14 reviews
Dog Man Unleashed 1,538 copies, 8 reviews
The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby 1,509 copies, 33 reviews
Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties 1,414 copies, 8 reviews
Dog Man and Cat Kid 1,337 copies, 4 reviews
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas 1,242 copies, 4 reviews
Dog Breath 1,202 copies, 27 reviews
The Hallo-Wiener 1,187 copies, 26 reviews
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild 1,164 copies, 1 review
Dogzilla 1,027 copies, 30 reviews
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot 957 copies, 11 reviews
Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls 934 copies, 2 reviews
Dog Man: Fetch-22 838 copies, 1 review
Kat Kong 804 copies, 17 reviews
Dog Man: Grime and Punishment 701 copies, 2 reviews
Dog Man: Mothering Heights 552 copies, 1 review
Dragon's Halloween 443 copies, 6 reviews
Dragon Gets By (Dragons) 408 copies, 3 reviews
Dragon's Fat Cat 408 copies, 4 reviews
The Dumb Bunnies 374 copies, 13 reviews
The Dumb Bunnies' Easter 270 copies, 4 reviews
Dragon's Merry Christmas 240 copies, 2 reviews
Dav Pilkeyʼs Dragon Tales 161 copies, 4 reviews
Make Way For Dumb Bunnies (Illustrator; Author) 149 copies, 4 reviews
God Bless the Gargoyles 145 copies, 5 reviews
The Dumb Bunnies Go To The Zoo (Illustrator; Author) 123 copies, 3 reviews
Big Dog and Little Dog 113 copies, 5 reviews
When Cats Dream 88 copies, 3 reviews
The Moonglow Roll-O-Rama 21 copies, 1 review
World War Won 16 copies, 2 reviews
Guys Write for Guys Read (Illustrator) 729 copies, 13 reviews
Comics Squad: Recess! (Contributor) 212 copies, 8 reviews
Guys Read: Terrifying Tales (Contributor) 95 copies, 3 reviews
One Today (Illustrator, some editions) 75 copies, 6 reviews
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie [2017 film] (Original book) 57 copies, 2 reviews
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