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

fantastic flying booksFormat:  Hardback
Genre:  Children’s Fiction
ISBN:  978-1442457027
Published:  2012

Rating:  5 out of 5 stars

Back of the Book Blurb:

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.

My Thoughts:

I got this on a recommendation from a friend, and I LOVED it. What a lovely way to illustrate a lifelong love of reading, not only with a story (that I confess made me a little teary), but also through the beautiful illustrations. I also appreciated the whimsical (but not flippant) way that the author deals with Morris Lessmore’s death, and how we immediately return to the library and see not only the legacy that he left (his story), but how it will live on as more children, through his book and others, discover the magic of reading for themselves.


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