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Dav Pilkey Is PW’s Person of the Year for 2019

Dec 20 2019

Over the course of a wildly creative career, Dav Pilkey has written, drawn, and cocreated more than 60 books that have thrilled generations of children with goofy, gross-out humor and genuine empathy. He has a distinct talent for connecting with his readers and their parents. Led by Pilkey, Scholastic’s Graphix list has helped to transform the graphic novel format into one of the fastest growing categories in trade book publishing. And with sales of his Dog Man series skyrocketing in 2019, Pilkey is doing more to excite kids about reading than any author since J.K. Rowling, making him PW’s Person of the Year.

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