The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by 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.


This was such a magical read. This story, like so many others, was recommended to me by a friend, and it has been one of my favorites ever since.

Although it is a 3-5 storybook, I have recommended it to the 6-8 age group as well. It’s fun and has enough words to keep a beginner reader interested. I find that anyone who enjoys reading and/or pixar movies tends to enjoy this read as well. It’s got a very pixar- like feel to it.

This story shows just how much books can light up someone’s life and color their world! The right story can make all the difference!

The video version of the book was awarded an Oscar for best animated short film at the 84th Academy awards!

Everyone should check out each version! They are both amazing!!

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