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Title:
Captain Underpants and the invasion of the incredibly naughty cafeteria ladies from outer space ... : the third epic novel
Author:
Pilkey, Dav, 1966-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
[134] pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
Only Captain Underpants can stop the three evil space aliens who have invaded Jerome Horwitz Elementary School and turned everyone into lunchroom zombie nerds.
Language:
English
Contents:
Top-secret truth about Captain Underpants -- George and Harold -- Evil space guys -- Fun with science -- Setup -- Mr. Krupp's Krispy Krupcakes -- What happened next -- Here comes the goop! -- Wrath of the cafeteria ladies -- Captain Underpants and the night of the living lunch ladies -- Quittin' time -- Busted! -- Brown baggin' it -- Bottom of this -- He doesn't believe them -- It's too late -- Incredibly graphic violence -- Assault of the equally evil lunchroom Zombie Nerds -- Oh yeah? -- Space slaves -- Big switcheroo -- Great escape -- Deliriously dangerous death-defying Dandelion of Doom -- Incredibly graphic violence -- Twenty-third chapter -- To make a long story short -- Back to normal?
Reading Level:
730 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.4 1.0 34629.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 2.8 3 Quiz: 15492 Guided reading level: Q.
ISBN:
9780439049955

9780439049962

9781439588598
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The third book in Dav Pilkey's mega-bestselling Captain Underpants series!

25 #65533; CHAPTERS . . . 100% More Wedgie Power! He defeated the diabolical Dr. Diaper . . . He terminated the terrible talking toilets . . . Now he's in for the fight of his life. Can Captain Underpants and his drawers hold up under the pressure from three massive, tentacled space aliens (in disguise) who are on a mission to enslave the whole planet? It's time to probe a little further and find out in this all-new, wedgier alien adventure of Captain Underpants!


Author Notes

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)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-6. In their third "epic" adventure, George and Harold show just what you get when you expect fourth-graders "to sit still and pay attention for seven hours a day." An introductory cartoon strip, "Wedgie Wars," takes parody and bad spelling to new depths. Mr. Krupp, the principal, still turns into Captain Underpants at the snap of a finger--and gains new superpowers before the end of the book. And there are fart jokes, dead jokes, the "Toilet Paper of Justice," sly references to everything from Batman to the Wizard of Oz, and a "Flip-O-Rama" featuring "incredibly graphic violence" (not really). What can you say about a book in which space aliens are named Zorx, Klax, and Jennifer? Or about the incredibly tasteless cafeteria lady jokes? And what can you say about the next in the series, which will feature a character named Professor Poopypants? You know how many copies you'll need to buy. --GraceAnne A. DeCandido


Publisher's Weekly Review

Fourth-grade cut-ups Harold and George and their principal-turned-superhero are as funny as ever in Pilkey's third Captain Underpants caper. (For those in the dark, the superhero in question is an underwear-clad, toilet-paper-toting crusader for "Truth, Justice, and ALL that is Preshrunk and Cottony"). As in the earlier installments, this zany tale adopts a variety of formats, including sprightly illustrated text; reproductions of the two boys' homemade comic books; and "flip-o-rama" pages that replicate "world-famous cheesy animation technique." Captain Underpants and his errant students here go up against a trio of aliens posing as lunch ladies. Suddenly students begin turning into "zombie nerds": "Look," says George, "They're all wearing broken eyeglasses held together with masking tape... and they've got vinyl pocket protectors!!!" It's all part of the aliens' quest to take over the world: "It won't be long now," says the evil Klax. "Tomorrow we'll feed them Super Evil Rapid-Growth Juice! Then they will grow to the size of Zleqxisfp trees." Those with a limited tolerance for the silly need not apply to the Captain Underpants fan club, yet its legion members will plunge happily into his latest bumbling adventure. Ages 7-10. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Captain Underpants is back (and stronger than ever thanks to some "extra-strength super power juice"). Jerome Horwitz Elementary School is invaded by three "incredibly naughty cafeteria ladies" who are really hideously evil aliens in disguise. Their dastardly plan is to take over Earth by turning its inhabitants into giant zombie nerds starting with the children of Piqua, OH. Harold, George, and Captain Underpants once again save the day with quick thinking and Wedgie Power. Pilkey's hilarious black-and-white pencil cartoons complement the comic humor of the text. Added to the fun are the ever-present Flip-O-Rama pages and a zany Captain Underpants comic. Whether first-time readers of this series or avid fans, children will enjoy this outrageously funny adventure.-Krista Grosick, Cuyahoga County Public Library, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Foreword: The Top-Secret Truth About Captain Underpantsp. 9
1. George and Haroldp. 13
2. The Evil Space Guysp. 17
3. Fun with Sciencep. 21
4. The Setupp. 27
5. Mr. Krupp's Krispy Krupcakesp. 29
6. What Happened Nextp. 33
6 1/2. Here Comes the Goop!p. 34
7. The Wrath of the Cafeteria Ladiesp. 37
8. Captain Underpants and the Night of the Living Lunch Ladiesp. 39
9. Quittin' Timep. 47
10. Busted!p. 53
11. Brown Baggin' Itp. 57
12. The Bottom of Thisp. 63
13. He Doesn't Believe Themp. 67
14. It's Too Latep. 73
15. The Incredibly Graphic Violence Chapter, Part 1 (in Flip-O-Rama)p. 75
16. The Assault of the Equally Evil Lunchroom Zombie Nerdsp. 91
17. Oh Yeah?p. 95
18. Space Slavesp. 99
19. The Big Switcheroop. 101
20. The Great Escapep. 107
21. The Deliriously Dangerous Death-Defying Dandelion of Doomp. 113
22. The Incredibly Graphic Violence Chapter, Part 2 (in Flip-O-Rama)p. 117
23. The Twenty-Third Chapterp. 130
24. To Make a Long Story Shortp. 135
25. Back to Normal?p. 136

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