The Adventures of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Novel

Paperback | September 1, 1997

byDav PilkeyIllustratorDav Pilkey

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The first book in Dav Pilkey's mega-bestselling Captain Underpants series - now with super-cool foil covers! Shiny! Fun!

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.

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 George Beard and Harold Hutchins are your average fourth graders, always ready with a devastating practical joke or two — and always getting into trouble for them. So they fight back by hypnotizing their formidable principal, Mr. Krupp, thereby turning him into a superhero from their own cartoons: Captain Underpants. Before you can ch...

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The first book in Dav Pilkey's mega-bestselling Captain Underpants series - now with super-cool foil covers! Shiny! Fun! 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 k...

Dav Pilkey has written and illustrated numerous popular, award-winning books for children, including the Captain Underpants and Dumb Bunnies series; Dog Breath, winner of the California Young Reader Medal; and The Paperboy, a Caldecott Honor Book. He lives with his wife in the Pacific Northwest.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 0.25 inPublished:September 1, 1997Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0590846280

ISBN - 13:9780590846288

Appropriate for ages: 7

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from As awesome as expected I expected great things from a book called captain underpants, and it did not disappoint. Loved it. Awesome.
Date published: 2015-07-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Captain underpants This book is great I can't believe that they have a man wearing his underpants
Date published: 2013-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captain underpants _ 1 What a great fun read with my boy
Date published: 2013-08-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Kid's Book Yes, it's funny. Yes, it's entertaining. Yes, it's a kids book. I finished the book in a day, but the story was funny, but there was one thing I kind of cringed at. Yeah it was a kid's book, but it just kind of moved too fast. It was a good book, but if it kind of made a little more sense it would of made it perfect. TheBookReviewer
Date published: 2013-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I loved the book. I've never seen this book and it was awesome.
Date published: 2013-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious I think "The Adventures of Captain Underpants" by Dav Pilkey was extremely funny. George and Harold's pranks were really silly but funny. I think that these books are very funny and I would reccomend it to everybody. (Kids)
Date published: 2001-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from alex,s report I think all of the Captain Underpants books where good.I like George and Harolds comic books a lot.It was fun when George and Harold hypnotized Mr.Krupp.I would not like it if I had to do all that work that George and Harold did. I give it two thumbs up. Say hi to George and Harold.
Date published: 2000-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captain Underpants This was the book that brought the reading interest out in my child. It is a silly, good nature comic book but being in a novel format gives the child the feeling of accomplishment. The child will enjoy reading this book out loud which allows for discussion of the humour.
Date published: 2000-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captain Underpants and the attach of the talking t I like this book because I can read it myself, and it's very funny. The two boys write comics, but they don't always spell the words right. The fliporama technique is great! I love Dave Pilky's books. He really understands kids. Sophia, 8 years old.
Date published: 2000-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! If only we had a hero who flys around in his underpants. George and Harlod have the best adventers. My word to Mr.pickly is KEEP WRIGHTING!!!!!
Date published: 2000-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captain Underpants Groge and Harnold did lots of pranks, made "captian UNDERPANTS"COMICS. It was a funny story!
Date published: 2000-01-16

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From Our Editors

 George Beard and Harold Hutchins are your average fourth graders, always ready with a devastating practical joke or two — and always getting into trouble for them. So they fight back by hypnotizing their formidable principal, Mr. Krupp, thereby turning him into a superhero from their own cartoons: Captain Underpants. Before you can cheer “Wedgie Power,” the newly transformed Principal Krupp is flying out the window and tackling crime wherever he find it, intercepting robbers and robots alike. Of course, he needs the help of his creators, who are usually the ones to get Captain Underpants out of his jams and save the planet, as is the situation with the terrible Dr. Diaper. Created in a zany cartoon, flip-book format bound to appeal even if the subject matter isn’t enough to elicit giggles, The Adventures of Captain Underpants is the first in a series from the hugely talented creator of God Bless the Gargoyles, Dav Pilkey.