Bellairs, John; Fitschen, Marilyn -- The Pedant and the Shuffly

A picture-book story, which I already had in the recent NESFA edition, but when I saw an original edition I grabbed it. A logician lurks in the woods, trapping people and proving they don't exist. A kindly old sorcerer tangles with him, and triumphs, with the aid of a shuffly. I really don't see what else you're waiting to hear, but I'll quote anyway: "Have you ever thought that you might not exist?" "Yes, I have thought so, but when I do, I throw myself down stairwells till the feeling goes away."

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