The city of dreaming books : a novel from Zamonia
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Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2008.
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The search for the author’s identity takes Yarnspinner to Bookholm—the so-called City of Dreaming Books. On entering its streets, our hero feels as if he has opened the door of a gigantic second-hand bookshop. His nostrils are assailed by clouds of book dust, the stimulating scent of ancient leather, and the tang of printer’s ink. Soon, though, Yarnspinner falls into the clutches of the city's evil genius, Pfistomel Smyke, who treacherously maroons him in the labyrinthine catacombs underneath the city, where reading books can be genuinely dangerous. In The City of Dreaming Books, Walter Moers transports us to a magical world where reading is a remarkable adventure. Only those intrepid souls who are prepared to join Yarnspinner on his perilous journey should read this book. We wish the rest of you a long, safe, unutterably dull and boring life!
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455 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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English
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9781590201114, 1590201116

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Optimus Yarnspinner inherits a manuscript by an unknown writer. To track down the author, he goes to Bookholm, the City of Dreaming Books, where book-related attractions abound.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Moers, W. (2008). The city of dreaming books: a novel from Zamonia. Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Moers, Walter, 1957-. 2008. The City of Dreaming Books: A Novel From Zamonia. Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Moers, Walter, 1957-, The City of Dreaming Books: A Novel From Zamonia. Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, 2008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Moers, Walter. The City of Dreaming Books: A Novel From Zamonia. Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, 2008. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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