The Book That Eats People by John Perry

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Legend has it there exists a book that eats people.

This is that book!

Many readers have been unable to escape its perilous pages.
But this isn't that book.

Yes it is!

This is simply a story about that book.
Really. I mean, how could a book eat people?
So if you're just dying to know the history of this literary monster, all you have to do is turn the page...

Don't do it!

About John Perry

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JOHN PERRY says The Book that Eats People wrote itself late one night while he was asleep. Since then, he has made it his mission to warn readers about it. John lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his family and a library full of dangerous books. MARK FEARING has studied here and there, and worked there and here. He likes ice cream and he loves to draw. He lives outside of Portland, Oregon, with his family and shelves full of mostly well-behaved books.
Published October 13, 2009 by Tricycle Press. 38 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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In the fine old tradition of Jon Stone’s The Monster at the End of This Book, illustrated by Mike Smollin (1971), and like cautionary exercises, Perry provides thrillingly urgent warnings to steer clear of this volume—or at least not to read it while smelling of peanut butter or other foods.

Sep 01 2009 | Read Full Review of The Book That Eats People

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Perry also covers the book's perverse appetites (“if you hear a sound like an octopus in a tub of yogurt, that's the book's empty stomach”), tactics (it “traded covers” with a book called All About Dolphins , to the delight of one young Victoria Glassford) and eventual (if ineffectual) incarcerat...

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