The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

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“Morris Lessmore” is filled with such elegant and well-worn turns of phrase — narrative refrains that seem imported from the land of right and proper children’s books, and that give the story a sage poise.
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The book that inspired the Academy Award–winning short film, from New York Times bestselling author and beloved visionary William Joyce.

Morris Lessmore loved words.
He loved stories.
He loved books.
But every story has its upsets.


Everything in Morris Lessmore’s life, including his own story, is scattered to the winds.

But the power of story will save the day.

Stunningly brought to life by William Joyce, one of the preeminent creators in children’s literature, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a modern masterpiece, showing that in today’s world of traditional books, eBooks, and apps, it’s story that we truly celebrate—and this story, no matter how you tell it, begs to be read again and again.
 

About William Joyce

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William Joyce’s books include George Shrinks, Dinosaur Bob, Santa Calls, The Man in the Moon, and Nicholas St. North and the Nightmare King. He’s won three Emmy Awards for his Rolie Polie Olie animated series; he’s developed character concepts for Toy Story and A Bug’s Life; and his films include Robots and Meet the Robinsons. He’s currently co-directing the DreamWorks Animation release of Rise of the Guardians (Fall 2012). He lives in Shreveport, Louisiana.
 
Published June 19, 2012 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 56 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction
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Reviewed by Nathan Heller on Aug 23 2012

“Morris Lessmore” is filled with such elegant and well-worn turns of phrase — narrative refrains that seem imported from the land of right and proper children’s books, and that give the story a sage poise.

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