I found this lovely book on a fleamarket
Written by David Kirschner and Ernie Contreras.
Illustrated by Jerry Tiritilli
About a young boy Richard Tyler, an easily bullied,
nervous wreck of a kid who's an expert
on safety statistics.
He overcomes his obsessive fears
by discovering a love for books in this animated
fantasy adventureund, His mother and father don't
know how to inspire their son to embrace life boldly.
Barely able to leave the house,
Richard ventures out one day, but he gets lost in a
storm and ends up at a mysterious library.
Inside, he slips, knocks himself unconscious and
finds himself in a cartoon realm where books come to life.
Guided by Adventure, Fantasy and Horror
Tyler experiences the adventures of classic novels
such as Moby Dick and Treasure Island,
and he even meets some famed fictional characters,
such as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Through his experiences in the pages of the
legendary books, Richard confronts his phobias and
learns to face life more courageously.
. . .
The Pagemaster is brought to life in a 1994 adventure
fantasy film starring Macaulay Culkin,
Christopher Lloyd, Patrick Stewart,
Frank Welker, and Leonard Nimoy.
The film was produced by Turner Pictures and released
by 20th Century Fox on November 23, 1994.