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The art style was fairly classic- felt like the Hildebrants but more angular. While I have never read the book, I came across this in a google search, and I'm fairly certain it is the one you are looking for. Google search term was fantasy novel pantry bat duck. Wikipedia lists Lionel Fell as a pseudonym for Charles Grant. Gideon Sunday, an ex-semi-professional American Football player, goes to his pantry to retrieve an awful bottle of his dead sister's fruit preserves.
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When he gets there, he discovers a meadow in his pantry. He closes the door, takes a few breaths, and begins to investigate with as much sanity and candor as Sherlock Holmes. Upon discovering that A no one is playing a trick on him, B there really IS a meadow in his cupboard, and C there is something three-quarters of ugly coming out of it, he decides to beat a monster to death with a baseball bat.
Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Novel featuring a baseball bat and a talking duck Ask Question. What I know for certain: Main character was an adult man, sort of an everyman character in a fish-out-of-water situation. Might have been a football player, since I'm pretty sure he's described as fairly large.
The book begins with him opening either a pantry or a fridge and being attacked by a large monster that comes out. He fights the monster with a baseball bat, which I'm pretty sure he breaks. She convinces him to cross into her world to save it- typical hero stuff. I don't remember whether he is somehow chosen, or foretold, but it's likely. He crosses into the fantasy world, and it's fairly standard medieval stuff. Leather, swords, fair maidens, etc.
He and the woman go to a town maybe located on a bridge? He asks a wizard or weapon-monger for a bat, and gets a response along the lines of "well I can't promise it will fly" There are "giant dwarves" Pretty sure there was some kind of evil overlord or encroaching dark power Here's the thing: the McGuffin was a talking duck.
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