Chris d’Lacey: Facts About the Author of The Last Dragon Chronicles

Here are some facts about Chris d’Lacey, author of The Last Dragon Chronicles.

  • Chris d’Lacey was born in Valletta, Malta on 15th December, 1954.
  • He studied biology at the University of York.

  • He didn’t start to write novels until he was 32 years old.
  • Before becoming a full-time author, Chris worked at Leicester University as a research technician.
  • His first children’s novel was called Fly, Cherokee, Fly. It was published in 1998.
  • His bestselling books are the The Last Dragon Chronicles featuring the main character, David Rain.
  • Chris d’Lacey’s favourite book in The Last Dragon Chronicles series is The Fire Within.
  • As a child he really liked the Paddington Bear books by Michael Bond. He also loved The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.
  • Roald Dahl and Alan Ahlberg are his favouite children’s authors.
  • He loves writing and recording songs. He wanted to be in a band when he was a teenager, but he wasn’t a very good musician and he couldn’t sing very well. Now, he plays ukulele.
  • His favouite sandwich is Lancashire cheese with brown sauce.
  • Chris d’Lacey has published more than 35 books.

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Dav Pilkey: Facts About The Captain Underpants Creator

Here are some facts about Dav Pilkey.

  • Dav Pilkey was born on March 4th 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio, US.
  • He is an author and an illustrator and he is best known for the Captain Underpants books.

  • He lives in Seattle, Washington, US.
  • Dav Pilkey has also written books under the pen names, George Beard, Harold Hutchins and Sue Denim. George and Harold feature as characters in the Captain Underpants series.
  • He has ADHD and dyslexia.
  • There are now more than ten books in the Captain Underpants series, including: The Adventures of Captain Underpants, Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants and Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers.
  • His name is spelt ‘Dav’ but pronounced ‘Dave’. He spells his name in an unusual way beacuse, when he worked for Pizza Hut, his name badge was missing an e.
  • One of his favourite books is How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss.
  • More of his favourites include: The Animal Family by Randall Jarrell, Hop on Pop by Dr Seuss, the Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel, and the Stupids books by James Marshall.
  • His first book was called World War Won and it was about a fox and a racoon.
  • His childhood heroes were the monster characters King Kong, Godzilla and Gamera.
  • Dav Pilkey enjoys listening to jazz and he likes watching movies.
  • His favourite artists include: Vincent van Gogh, Henri Rousseau and Marc Chagall.

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