The Pagemaster by David Kirschner

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Ten-year-old Richard Tyler discovers a world of adventure at his local library when the books start to come alive and he is surrounded by some of literature's most entertaining characters.

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Published October 1, 1994 by Golden Books. 23 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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inside, ``Mr. Dewey'' hands him a library card and sends him into the shadowy stacks, where he falls in with three stubby-limbed companions- -''Adventure,'' in eyepatch and bandanna, motherly ``Fantasy,'' and purple, self-pitying ``Horror.'' Together, they witness Captain Ahab's climactic encount...

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The adventures of the obsessively fearful Richard in this oversize, garishly illustrated allegory begin when he reluctantly ventures out on his bike, even though ``most traffic accidents happen within three blocks of the home.'' In the library, he bumps his head (shades of The Wizard of Oz ) and ...

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And Richard's book-sized buddies--the piratelike Adventure (Stewart), the sassy, ethereal Fantasy (Goldberg) and the blubbery Horror (voiced by Frank Welker)--are frisky fun.

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