The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore
Written by W. E. Joyce
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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore by W. E. JoyceMorris 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 Lessmoreis a modern masterpiece, showing that in today's world of traditional books, eBooks, and apps, it's the story that we truly celebrate ~ and this story, no matter howyou tell it, begs to be read again and again.
-and-white terrain. A woman appears in vibrant color in the sky, pulled by 'a festive squadron of flying books.
, 'as if each book were asking to be opened.
's artwork, the books come to life as a full cast of characters. After Morris repairs a damaged book, he reads it to revive it. He runs across the tops of capital letters and dangles from the hook of a J . 'All stories matter, '
-up neighbors, they turn from black-and-white sketches to full-color portraits. In the most moving scene, the books surround the now white-haired man: 'Morris Lessmore became stooped and crinkly. But the books never changed. Their stories stayed the same,
-- Shelf Awareness , starred review
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W. E. Joyce
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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
30th August 2012
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