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Boy Who Ate the World (and the Girl Who Saved It)

by Don Gillmor, Pierre Pratt (Illustrator)

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439947383, Hardcover)

Herman Oof is a giant. Sarah is a girl. Herman needs 140 hamburgers and 200 glasses of milk for a snack. Sarah does not. Herman takes to swallowing up entire cities and continents and drinking up lakes and oceans. Sarah is not amused. Herman has eaten her dog.

When the island of Japan is all that's left of the world, Herman confesses that he might burst if he eats another bite.

"You'd burst?" Sarah asks

"Absolutely." Herman replies.

An idea is born. Sarah realizes that it just might be possible to restore the world with a loud WHOOSH and only a few teeth marks as proof of what might have been. Pierre Pratt's inventive illustrations are the perfect accompaniment to this entertaining warning about the dangers of global over-consumption.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:59:31 -0400)

Hermann coudn't stop eating! Before long, he was eating entire countries. Now, only Sara can save the world.

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