The Paperboy (Hardcover)

By Dav Pilkey

Orchard Books, 9780545871860, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 23, 2016

List Price: 17.99*
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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.

About the Author

DAV PILKEY is the creator of many acclaimed children's books, including Dogzilla, Kat Kong, god bless the gargoyles, and the bestselling Captain Underpants series. His book The Paperboy received a Caldecott Honor. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Praise For The Paperboy

* "Pilkey is at his best in this highly atmospheric work." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Beautifully composed landscapes and interiors... An evocative mood piece." -- Booklist, starred review

"A totally satisfying story for small groups or individuals." -- School Library Journal