The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future

Author: Dav Pilkey

Publisher: Scholastic UK


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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Hold onto your pants for this awesome adventure from the author of the million-selling Captain Underpants! Harold and George are back - presenting the sensational saga of two crazy kung-fu caveboys raising hell in 500,001 BC! Ook and Gluk have a pretty great life growing up together in Caveland, Ohio, even though they're always getting into trouble with their short-tempered tribal leader, Big Chief Goppernopper. But the boys' idyllic life takes a turn for the terrible when an evil corporation from the future invades their quiet town... With action, laughs, comic strips and flip-o-rama fun in every chapter, here's excitement aplenty to blow your pants off!

Get Those Guys Reading! Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love

Author: Kathleen A. Baxter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

View: 453

Want to identify fiction books that boys in grades three through nine will find irresistible? This guide reveals dozens of worthwhile recommendations in categories ranging from adventure stories and sports novels to horror, humorous, and science fiction books.

“Throw the book away”

Reading versus Experience in Children’s Fantasy

Author: Amie A. Doughty

Publisher: McFarland


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 343

Children’s literature is an excellent way to educate children, on everything from social behavior and beliefs to attitudes toward education itself. A major aspect of children’s literature is the importance of books and reading. Books represent adult authority. This book examines the role that books, reading and writing play in children’s fantasy fiction, from books that act as artifacts of power (The Abhorsen Trilogy, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Harry Potter) to interactive books (The Neverending Story, Malice, Inkheart) to books with character-writers (Percy Jackson, Captain Underpants). The author finds that although books and reading often play a prominent role in fantasy for children, the majority of young protagonists gain self-sufficiency not by reading but specifically by moving beyond books and reading.

Dav Pilkey

Author: Kelli L. Hicks

Publisher: Capstone


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 722

"Presents the life and career of Dav Pilkey, including his childhood, education, and milestones as a best selling children's author"--Provided by publisher.

Quill & Quire




Category: Book industries and trade


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