By Dennis Abrams
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In his case the paper was the Lorain Journal. He hated getting up early in the morning to deliver the papers. What he did enjoy, though, was the calm and independence he felt while riding his bike through the quiet early morning streets of Elyria, Ohio. But never in his wildest imagination did young David ever think that he would write a book about the experience when he grew up. 61 62 David “Dav” Pilkey In fact, he never gave the subject a second thought until one morning while he was walking Little Dog and saw his own paperboy riding his bicycle, delivering papers just as he had done so many years ago.
Unfortunately, all he received were rejection letters. He received as many as two or three rejections a week. But he was still confident. As soon as he received one of the dummy copies back from a publisher, he would pack it up again and send it to another publisher that very same day. After several months had gone by and almost 20 publishers had rejected his manuscript, Pilkey started to feel discouraged. Maybe, he thought, World War Won had been a fluke. Maybe he had been wrong to think that he could be a writer.
Hundreds of students staged the demonstration in protest against the Nixon administration’s expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia. Some years after these events, Dav Pilkey would attend a much more sedate Kent State, where he would be inspired to write for children. 3 Getting Discovered In 1984, Dav Pilkey entered Kent State University as a freshman, majoring in art. Having grown up in the Cleveland area, his choice of Kent State was a logical one: the school, located only 40 miles from his home in Cleveland, is one of America’s largest university systems, with a fine reputation as a selective, traditional public research university.
David ''Dav'' Pilkey (Who Wrote That?) by Dennis Abrams