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The Pagemaster, Golden Sound Story

Dykstra, Mary - adapter,

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ISBN 10: 0307740439 / ISBN 13: 9780307740434
Published by a Golden Book from Western Publishing Company, Inc./Racine, Wisconsin,, 1994
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hard cover, all sounds work well, unpaged, 9 x 12 1/8 inches, extra postage for priority or international shipping due to size, very good + book condition, no dust jacket, juvenile picture book, Bookseller Inventory # G 3558

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Title: The Pagemaster, Golden Sound Story

Publisher: a Golden Book from Western Publishing Company, Inc./Racine, Wisconsin,

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

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Synopsis:

Finding himself thrown into the world of storybook adventure, timid Richard Tyler tries to find the courage to help himself and his new friends, Adventure, Fantasy, and Horror, explore a haunted house, fight pirates, and battle a fire-breathing dragon, in a story featuring an electronic keyboard which plays various sound effects.Timid Richard must find courage

From Kirkus Reviews:

A phobic 10-year-old is trapped in a library of animated literary classics in this earnest, handsomely set out, but uninspired tale from Hanna-Barbera's CEO (creator of ``An American Tail'') and a staff writer. Fleeing a thunderstorm, Richie Tyler comes on a large building guarded by marble lions; 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 encounter with Moby Dick, are held prisoner by Long John Silver, and flee on a magic carpet from a fire-breathing dragon, among other brief encounters. The heavy, coated stock and big, bright illustrations give the book a substantial feel at odds with its contents; the authors capture little of the flavor or spirit of their sources (and have a strange idea of what 10-year- olds want to read). The writing can be bombastic (``Fiction A to Z!...The place where a child's imagination can take root and grow to incredible heights!''), and Richie is a cartoon character at best. Looking for a fictive gateway to good books? Entice readers with Anne Lindbergh's imaginative Travel Far, Pay No Fare (1992). (Fiction. 10-12) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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