The Paperboy

The Paperboy

by Dav Pilkey

Hardcover(Reissue)

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Overview


In the still before dawn, while the rest of the world is sleeping, a boy and his dog leave the comfort of their warm bed to deliver newspapers. As the boy pedals his bike along a route he knows by heart, his dog runs by his side, both enjoying a world that, before sunrise, belongs only to them.

Acclaimed author and artist Dav Pilkey celebrates the beauty found in silence and the peace that comes from being with a beloved friend in this newly remastered edition of his timeless, Caldecott Honor-winning picture book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545871860
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/23/2016
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 141,619
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

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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The Paperboy 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
mchristman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a good example of realistic fiction because it shows how a little boy goes through his morning routine. His routine is very different from most children, but the reader can still relate to it.Age Appropriateness: Primary/ Intermediate
kikione on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book takes us with a young boy on his morning paper route. The illustrations are beautifully done with night time colors. This book shows how even a young person can take on responsibility, doing what they should and need to do when they have to...even when they might rather stay in bed.
LisaBohman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the story of the paperboy and how he works while everyone else is fast asleep. This book evokes a powerful message about the determination of a young boy to work hard and earn money. The illustrations are beautiful, portraying the quiet of the night and the waking of the early morning sun.
ericarhenry on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a cute story with fantastic illustrations. The story was about a young boy who gets up and delivers his papers. The story takes you through his route with his dog. We see them deliver the papers in the dark and then the sun come up and the neighborhood starts to wake up. The paperboy and his dog finish the route and head home to go back to bed and dream. The story was cute and I think would be interesting for kids. The illustrations are the best part. They are colorful and take up full pages. They Lots of color is used and the shadows and the skies are really interesting as it goes from dark to light outside.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a good, contemplative book about a paperboy going through his route, waking at night and returning when his house awakens.
IEliasson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It¿s hard to believe that The Paperboy was written and illustrated by the same guy who brought us Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants! The Paperboy is such a thoughtfully written and beautifully illustrated picture book that it seems out of character with Pilkey¿s ouvre. Nonetheless, this story of a responsible and industrious paperboy does bound from the page with verve of the CU, but lacking the bathroom humor. The exquisite illustrations emulate the paintings of Marc Chagall, in media, color, and style, and the writing is restrained and precise, relating the rounds of paperboy with straightforward style. Unlike CU, parents and teachers alike will take delight when their children read The Paperboy.
rjmcwhorter1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This job helps a young and egocentric child appreciate the work that other people do, although the paper route is no longer like this. It also has beautiful illustrations that I child will admire as he or she is read to.
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Great bedtime book!  So relaxing for the kiddos. Artwork it fantastic!
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ROWDY821 More than 1 year ago
Both the story and the illustrations are magical!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The illustrations and the text of this book are truly magical. My 2 1/2 year old son adores it and will continue to get so much out of it as he gets older. I would highly recommend it for any child ages 2 to 6.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book, gorgeous illustrations. Setting feels as if you too are waking up before sunset,in the calm quiet time of the paperboy. The paperboy and his dog deliver the morning paper in a happy,well told, unique story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book offers insight into the life of a newspaper delivery boy. It is a book that most any child can relate to. With beautiful illustrations it is a great addition to any collection.