Morris Lessmore is happiest among his adored books. But when a fierce storm dismantles his house and ravages his library, Morris is at a complete loss. Wandering through a lonely black-and-white vista, he feels hopeless until he spies a woman floating along, held up by a balloon made of books. Sensing that Morris could use a book, she gives him one of hers, and the book takes him to a library. The library provides a transformative experience, allowing Morris to read and write, and introduce the joys of books to a younger generation. With William Joyce and Joe Bluhm's stunning, cinematic artwork, this picture book is based on an animated short that won an Academy Award in 2011.
From New York Times bestselling author and beloved creator William Joyce, a tender tribute to books and the lasting power of story.
Morris Lessmore loved words.
He loved stories.
He loved books.
But every story has its upsets.
With one gust of wind, Morris Lessmore's world is shifted. Everything he knew, everything he hoped for, would be tested.
But the power of story would 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.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Books + Libraries, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic, Social Issues / New Experience, General
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: William Joyce
Street Date: June 19, 2012
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-4019