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The fantastic flying books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

by Joyce, William, 1957-

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 37 Libraries 40 of 46 copies
Available (40)
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Children's Picture Books J PB JOYC
Location  ACLA Mobile Library Services
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  J PB JOYC
 
 
Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Picture Book E Joyc
Location  Andrew Bayne Memorial Library
 
Collection  Picture Book
 
Call Number  E Joyc
 
 
Baldwin Borough Library Picture Book J JOY
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
 
Collection  Picture Book
 
Call Number  J JOY
 
 
Brentwood Library Easy E Joyce
Location  Brentwood Library
 
Collection  Easy
 
Call Number  E Joyce
 
 
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Picture Books E Joy
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  E Joy
 
 
CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Picture Books j FICTION Joyce
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  j FICTION Joyce
 
 
CLP - Beechview Children's Picture Books j FICTION Joyce
Location  CLP - Beechview
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  j FICTION Joyce
 
 
CLP - Brookline Children's Picture Books j FICTION Joyce
Location  CLP - Brookline
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  j FICTION Joyce
 
 
CLP - Carrick Children's Picture Books j FICTION Joyce
Location  CLP - Carrick
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  j FICTION Joyce
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Children's Picture Books j FICTION Joyce
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  j FICTION Joyce
 
 
CLP - Hazelwood Children's Picture Books j FICTION Joyce
Location  CLP - Hazelwood
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  j FICTION Joyce
 
 
CLP - Homewood Children's Picture Books j FICTION Joyce
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Call Number  j FICTION Joyce
 
 
CLP - Lawrenceville Children's Picture Books j FICTION Joyce
Location  CLP - Lawrenceville
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  j FICTION Joyce
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books j FICTION Joyce
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Call Number  j FICTION Joyce
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area j FICTION Joyce
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Call Number  j FICTION Joyce
 
 
CLP - Sheraden Children's Picture Books j FICTION Joyce
Location  CLP - Sheraden
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  j FICTION Joyce
 
 
CLP - South Side Children's Picture Books j FICTION Joyce
Location  CLP - South Side
 
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Call Number  j FICTION Joyce
 
 
CLP - West End Children's Picture Books j FICTION Joyce
Location  CLP - West End
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  j FICTION Joyce
 
 
CLP - Woods Run Children's Picture Books j FICTION Joyce
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Juvenile Picture Book J PIC Joyc
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
 
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Call Number  J PIC Joyc
 
 
Clairton Public Library Picture Books JP J
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Picture Book E JOY
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Collection  Picture Book
 
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Coraopolis Memorial Library Juvenile Picture Books J PIC JOY
Location  Coraopolis Memorial Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
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Dormont Public Library Social SOCIAL JOYC
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Collection  Social
 
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Green Tree Public Library Children's Easy E JOY
Location  Green Tree Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Easy
 
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E JOYCE
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
Call Number  J E JOYCE
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea JOYCE William
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  j Ea JOYCE William
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Picture Book J PB JOYCE
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Picture Book
 
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC JOYCE
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  J PIC JOYCE
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC JOYCE
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Fiction
 
Call Number  J FIC JOYCE
 
 
Oakmont Carnegie Library Easy Fiction E JO
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Easy Fiction
 
Call Number  E JO
 
 
Pleasant Hills Public Library Picture Book Juv Pict Joy
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Picture Book
 
Call Number  Juv Pict Joy
 
 
Robinson Library Juvenile Picture Books PICT FIC JOYCE
Location  Robinson Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
Call Number  PICT FIC JOYCE
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK JOYCE
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
 
Call Number  j PICT BK JOYCE
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK JOYCE
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
 
Call Number  j PICT BK JOYCE
 
 
South Fayette Township Library Juvenile Picture Book J E JOY
Location  South Fayette Township Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
 
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South Park Library Picture Books PIC JOY
Location  South Park Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  PIC JOY
 
 
Springdale Free Public Library Children's Picture Books CF JOYC
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  CF JOYC
 
 
Whitehall Public Library Picture Books PIC Joyce
Location  Whitehall Public Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  PIC Joyce
 
 
Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge Picture Books E JOY MAKE BELIEVE
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  E JOY MAKE BELIEVE
 
 
 
Unavailable (6)
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CLP - Knoxville Children's Picture Books CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Knoxville
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books CHECKED OUT
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book STORAGE
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
 
Status  STORAGE
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book STORAGE
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
 
Status  STORAGE
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book STORAGE
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
 
Status  STORAGE
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Picture Books CHECKED OUT
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
 
On Order (1)
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books IN PROCESSING
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Status  IN PROCESSING
 
 
Summary
The book that inspired the Academy Award -winning short film, from New York Times bestselling author and beloved visionary 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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "First it was an Academy Award-winning animated short. Then it was an intuitively interactive iPad story app. And now it's a regular old book, which is fitting given that the story is all about the lasting power of books to transport and nourish the soul. Our hero is a bibliophile modeled after legendary children's-literature advocate William Morris (in spirit) and Buster Keaton (in looks), whose gray-colored world is colorized when he sees a woman fly past, pulled by a festive squadron of flying books. One such book leads him to take custodianship of a house full of rambunctious stories. As the years pass, he writes one of his own, which in turn inspires a young girl after he is gone. The message-heavy narrative is lifted by Joyce's superb artwork, presenting nostalgic, picket-fence scenes with a modeled, dimensional feel built on the animation but given a lustrous polish for the printed page. Perhaps most fascinating, the movie, app, and book taken together present an entirely kid-friendly opportunity to talk about the interplay between content and format. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The movie and app iterations of this work have attracted gobs of acclaim and attention for the book to capitalize on.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "As e-books put pressure on the printed word, picture books that romanticize books proliferate (The Lonely Book, It's a Book, and Dog Loves Books come to mind). Joyce's magnificently illustrated book-about-books inspired-yet arrives after-his 2011 animated short film of the same name, which won an Oscar. The unusual sequence of film-to-book (there's an app, too) suggests that while books are indeed glorious things, what really matters is story. This one follows a dreamy bibliophile named Morris Lessmore, who loses his cherished book collection to a cataclysmic storm that's half Katrina (Joyce is from Louisiana) and half Wizard of Oz. After meeting a "lovely lady... being pulled along by a festive squadron of flying books," Morris finds an abandoned library whose books are alive and whose covers beat like the wings of birds. They flutter around him protectively, watch as he starts writing again, and care for him as he ages: "They read themselves to him each night." Underneath this book-about-books, there's a deeper story of love, loss, and healing, one that will be appreciated as much (if not more) by adults as by children. Ages 4-8. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Books and reading -- Juvenile fiction.
Libraries -- Juvenile fiction.
Books and reading -- Fiction.
Libraries -- Fiction.
Fantasy.
Publisher New York :Atheneum Books for Young Readers,2012
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Fantastic flying books of Mister Morris Lessmore
Contributors Bluhm, Joe, 1980- illustrator.
Audience 004-008.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 22 x 30 cm
ISBN 9781442457027
1442457023
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