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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Joyce, William (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
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Morris Lessmore loves words, stories and books; after a powerful storm carries him to another land, dreary and colorless, he finds a single book in color that leads him to an amazing library where, he learns, the books need him as much as he needs them.
Authors: Joyce, William, 1957-
Title: The fantastic flying books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,22 x 30 cm
Notes: "The story that inspired the Academy Award-winning short film"--Jkt
Summary: Morris Lessmore loves words, stories and books; after a powerful storm carries him to another land, dreary and colorless, he finds a single book in color that leads him to an amazing library where, he learns, the books need him as much as he needs them.
Audience: 004-008
Additional Contributors: Bluhm, Joe 1980-�, -
ISBN: 1442464895
9781442464896
1442457023
9781442457027
Statement of Responsibility: written by William Joyce ; illustrated by William Joyce & Joe Bluhm
Subject Headings: Fantasy Libraries Juvenile fiction Books and reading Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Topical Term: Fantasy
Libraries
Books and reading
LCCN: 2012004465
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Aug 26, 2014
  • CATLIN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wonderful story! Beautiful illustrations! Check out the animated film of the story on YouTube. Everyone is going to enjoy it and the book.

Jul 16, 2014
  • bk_mum rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I found this ridiculously pretentious. Books that seek to appeal to children and adults at the same time, need wit and whimsy to carry it off. Good examples are the books of E. Nesbit. This one was devoid of both. It felt as if it was written with an Oscar nominated short in mind. We have enjoyed other books by William Joyce, just not this one.

Jul 02, 2014
  • Tifa1206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wonderful picture book, I read it with my kids they loved it. Beautiful story told in a figurative way. takes the reader to the fantastic world of books.

May 22, 2013
  • snicholson76 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This outstanding picture book packs a sophisticated, meaningful story into a relatively small number of words, and the illustrations are colorful and imaginative. I actually teared up a little at the end! This is one to recommend to people young and old!

Mar 12, 2013
  • wendybird rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This short (13 minutes) animated short has won a host of awards, including the 2012 "Best Animated Short" Academy Award, & deservedly so. Any book lover, librarian, or whimsical person will become an instant fan. Put me down!

Jan 13, 2013
  • forbesrachel rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The setting of "The Fantastic Flying Books..." is a place that represents what books do all the time, they draw you into their fantastical world's and adventures, and help you to fly...at least figuratively.

Jan 12, 2013
  • mpcouture rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

beautiful story and illustrations. You can watch the 15 minute short film on youtube.

Dec 05, 2012
  • klints rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic story!

Aug 25, 2012
  • Mum_of_2 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic story of the hope and depth books offer to life!

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Aug 25, 2012
  • Mum_of_2 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 12, 2013
  • mpcouture rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg; Oscar for Best Animated Short Film 2011.

Find it at SCCLD

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