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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore | William Joyce
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Morris Lessmore loves words, stories and books, and after a tornado 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.
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megnews
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This gave me Disney‘s “Up” vibes. Even more so because it‘s about books! First picture book of the year makes me happy and sad at the same time. 💗

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Sharpeipup
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This is the dream… to get lost in a book for days. #childrensbook

megnews Yes! 11mo
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JoyBlue
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IndoorDame
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5 ⭐️! This is THE book to introduce kids to the magic of reading, writing, stories and libraries. And it‘s filled with fantastic surrealist art. #BBRC Picture Book Letter F @LibrarianRyan #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

EvieBee One of my favorites! 11mo
MadelineMcCrae I absolutely love the little short film they made based off the book! It‘s so adorable!🥰 11mo
IndoorDame @MadelineMcCrae it‘s definitely on my watch list now! 11mo
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IndoorDame @MadelineMcCrae watched the film short yesterday. You‘re right. It was awesome! I can see why it won awards. 11mo
MadelineMcCrae @IndoorDame glad you enjoyed it!! 11mo
LibrarianRyan i love this book and the short made by disney 11mo
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Moonprismpower
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In case you haven‘t seen this short bookish film ...there‘s a picture book too 😃 but here is a link to the video. It is beautiful.

https://youtu.be/Ad3CMri3hOs

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Arvena
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Day 3 - #FlyingHigh
#FlyHighJuly
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

nanuska_153 This short film is one of the most wonderful things I've ever seen in my life ♥️ 2y
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k.gauze
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“Everyone‘s story matters”

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k.gauze

This picture book brought tears to my eyes. This book is so sweet and tells the story of death in a child friendly and easy to understand way. Definitely would recommend this story

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k.gauze
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This picture book is one that genuinely touched my soul. It is a story of life and death and how through books we all can stay alive. We can live so many different lives through literature. The illustrations in this book were beautifully done and very colorful. The color scheme went with the emotions we are supposed to be feeling and when someone found a book they became more colorful. I loved this book so much

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meganslats

“Morris found great satisfaction in caring for books.“

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meganslats
Pickpick

I enjoyed this book, and while reading it, I felt like I was actually INSIDE of the story! The illustrations and interactive moments in the story is what really makes it such an incredible book to share with the kids in your classroom.

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meganslats

This is a creative story about a man's personal library that is blown away in a terribly strong wind. This book uses older literary references such as Shakespear which would be good in a classroom with older students such as second through fifth. They could use this book in the classroom when learning about old literature throughout the world that is very popular and common.

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#30JuneBooks - Picture Books: Before I had a child I bought picture books for the days after that child‘s arrival when we would sit cuddled up together and read for hours on end. This is a delightful book about the power of stories. It opens as follows:
Morris Lessmore loved words. He loved stories. He loved books. His life was a book of his own writing, one orderly page after another.👇🏽

Nute He would open it every morning, and write of his joys and sorrows, of all that he knew and everything that he hoped for.

Is there a better beginning to a reading adventure?
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Texreader Love this! 3y
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julesG 😍 3y
teainthelibrary Such a beautiful book! Have you seen the short animated film for it? 3y
MicheleinPhilly The short film is GORGEOUS! @teainthelibrary 3y
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cjegolden99

Modern Fantasy. This is a wonderful book to be read aloud. It‘s full of color and love and wonder and really gets across the love of reading children should have.

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cjegolden99
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The Fantastic Flying Books if Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce, 2012. This is not only a fantastic picture book but a wonderful introduction into the world of modern fantasy. It is whimsical and fun but it also shows the power of reading and stories which, for young children, is such an important thing to learn.

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SW-T
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“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” – Jane Smiley

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AllieLovesBooks
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Whimsical and beautiful, this book will be forever cherished by my family! #litsy #bookart #art #books

AutumnRLS I love this one. 4y
AllieLovesBooks @AutumnRLS me too!📚💙❤️💚 (edited) 4y
Book_Gobbler William Joyce is truly a stunningly illustrator! Love him. 😍♥️📚 4y
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Krisjericho
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Awwwww. A tribute to books and imagination and everyone‘s story being important. The art is amazing, and the short film did this one justice. Can‘t wait to go watch it again.

SW-T Loved the film! Didn‘t realize there was a book also. It looks lovely 💕😊 4y
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AvidReader25
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LOVED this sweet book. My three-year-old has asked to read it every day since we got it. Such a lovely story and the illustrations are so beautiful and detailed. It‘s been a few years since I saw the short film it‘s based on, but it‘s still a delight.

wordzie Awww ❤❤ 4y
AllieLovesBooks Saving this for the kids in my class! It looks so cute! 📚 4y
AvidReader25 @AllieLovesBooks It‘s such a good one! 4y
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Whimsical.Curiosity
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Had to open Day 7 this morning since I'll be out shopping tonight. Flying Book Socks!! 🧦📚
I'm loving this advent calendar more and more with each gift I open. So much fun and the stories really bring it all together. This one was told from the dogs perspective 🐶🐾🎁🎄
#bookishadventcalendar #twelvedaysofbookclubmas
#onceuponabookclub

AmyG Oooo those are great socks 4y
Lovesbooks87 Love the socks! 4y
TNbookworm Awesome socks👍 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz 😍😍😍Socks!!! 4y
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mdemanatee
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When you have to pick up your go-to teacher retirement gift for your Mom. 40 years of teaching middle school special ed.

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SomedayAlmost
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Happy National Library Week! Here‘s a shout-out to the wonderful Libraries of Houston, especially those that had to rescue books and recover from Hurricane Harvey flooding! #lovelibraries #nationallibraryweek #houstonstrong

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biblio_ginger
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My latest #bookhaul thanks to @LitDrivenGirl thank you Mandolin for my lovely books!!!!! Goodness what should I read first?!?! 😆😆😆

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Sara_Planz
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Adorable children‘s book about the power of reading, books, and your own story.

Tamra Yes, it‘s a great one! 💜 5y
Kalalalatja Have you seen the short, animated movie? It is amazing 👌 5y
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DeannaT96
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This RF book is absolutely wonderful! It follows the story of a man who finds meaning in caring for books in a library after his books and words are blown away in a hurricane. The message it sends is that books care for those that care for them. Because this book was first an animated short, it covers UDL 1.2, 1.3, 2.5, 4.1, 4.2, 7.3, and 8.2.

DeannaT96 The activity I chose is a step by step of how students can create their own books. Allow them to create a new story, or retell the book in their own way with their own illustrations http://www.mykidsadventures.com/homemade-book/ 5y
DeannaT96 By showing kids how to create their books they cover ESOL strategies 8, 16, 17, and 30. Personally I would present this book as a RA, but it also lends itself to IR with its multiple formats that make the book comprehensible to all learners of all backgrounds. 5y
KarinaGuillen This is a must have book! Especially after seeing the interactive app that goes along with the story. 5y
DrSpalding Woo hoo! Your students will love it! Awesome story with so many possibilities for use in the classroom! 5y
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SomedayAlmost
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Morris Lessmore loved books and so do I. (pic via Women Writers, Women's Books) #reading #haven #bookworm

SilversReviews Love this. 5y
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DavidBookwormPopovich
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For the last four years I've been doing a small YouTube show where I talk about books from all genres. Recently I looked back at the film and book that would inspire me to do the show and why I still want to continue doing it. https://youtu.be/a1wxHbWGjHo

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EvieBee
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What a beautiful book! Can't believe I never read this. An instant favorite. #picturebook #kidlit

[DELETED] 3803335244 Looks super cute! Now I have to read it to my kiddos! 😍😍😍 5y
EvieBee @ForeverNerdy Everything about it is gorgeous! Will have to buy my own copy for sure. 5y
WhatDeeReads Studied this book in a new media course. It has a short film and an app. Highly recommend them both. Adorable! 5y
EvieBee @WhatDeeReads Really?! Wow! Will check out immediately!! Thank you ❤️❤️ 5y
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youngreadrshelf
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Wonderful, fantastical tale of a young man who spends a lifetime caring for and enjoying books.

AnnieReads This is a gorgeous book. I get teary every time I read it. 5y
Peddler410 I have an interactive version on my phone -- somewhere! 5y
youngreadrshelf @AnnieReads I know. I always have trouble doing this one as a read aloud. 5y
youngreadrshelf @Peddler410 yes, and there was a film short of this also. 5y
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"It was filled with the fluttering of countless pages, and Morris could hear the faint chatter of a thousand different stories, as if each book was whispering an invitation to adventure."

Librariana I need to re-read/re-visit this one! 😍😊 5y
Crystalblu Looks like something I should buy for my nephews! 5y
youngreadrshelf @Crystalblu I would definitely recommend this. 5y
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BostonBookAddict
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Does anyone else have this problem? I finally got my bookcases pretty organized and I don't need anymore books. Yet all these books I have gotten immediately after organizing them. I have gotten then from all over, Amazon, the Christmas tree shop, Barnes and nobles, Harvard bookstore warehouse sale, Print (independent shop), MFA. I honestly have plenty of books to read without needing to buy anymore. I'm seriously running out of room!!!

MicheleinPhilly Pretty much everyone on Litsy. You're in good company. ☺️ 5y
BostonBookAddict @MicheleinPhilly that makes me feel better but I have a tiny apartment. I am really running out of room! Lol 5y
Melkyl That looks familiar 😂 5y
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Bookcation74 The Christmas Tree Store has books?!?! How have I never seen them before? 5y
BostonBookAddict @Bookcation74 they do! It used to be bigger and more prominent in all stores. Now they are a bit more hidden. Some stores have more than others. I got 4 books in the Stoughton location. 5y
Bookcation74 Good to know! I'll hunt around next time I am in one! 5y
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Diana_S
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This is an amazing SF book written by William Joyce about Mr. Morris Lessmore, who after a storm hits his house, wonders into a mysterious building where all the books are flying! He spends his life with the books reading every story and caring for each one. The book is so beautiful and creative, and great for showing how fun reading can be.
#UCFLAE3414su17
http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/library/books/the-fantastic-flying-books-of-morri...

DrSpalding There is an APP that turns this book into VR. I will share in class! The book was an award winning animated short film before it was a book! It's a beautiful story! 5y
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needleminding
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1. 10-15 hours
2. Print, but I like digital versions for books that have footnotes, extensive vocabularies, etc. for the ease of assistance offered
3. Magical realism & graphic non-fiction
4. Horror & sci-fi (I think I just need to read more of them?)
5. Movie covers! Stickers that won't come off completely!
6. It perfectly combines stimulation & relaxation.
7. I haven't read any Jane Austen. 🙊

#LitsyQuestions @GypsyKat

GypsyKat Stickers drive me crazy, too! 5y
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needleminding
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Dream self

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AvidReader25
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I loved this sweet book! I saw the short film version a few years ago and the book is just as good!

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PomegranateMuse
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While it is the short film that is the award winner, this book is most definitely deserving of a medal itself, not only for the stunning illustrations, but also for the beautiful allegory behind William Joyce's words. This tale is a pleasure both for children and any adult who has the opportunity to share the joy of reading it with their kiddos.

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kathyellendavis
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Set in a library for #seasonsreadings. This is a tear jerker, but SUCH a great read with beautiful pictures. Any book lover cannot be called one without this in their library!!! #kidlit #picturebooks

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SuperPunkNinja
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I love reading this book to my daughter. #setinlibraries #seasonsreadings #photoadaydec16

BookThia Have you seen the animated short? It is awesome! I think it's available on YouTube. 6y
BookHermit My son was obsessed with the iPad app a few years ago. Lovely story. 6y
SuperPunkNinja @BookThia No! I really need to watch it. 6y
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SuperPunkNinja @BookHermit Ooh! I'll have to check it out. Thanks! 6y
youngreadrshelf It's a great book and a great film short. 6y
kathyellendavis So good! Love my copy! 6y
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amybeth
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Short, sweet, perfect. The power of story and literature, all rolled up in a beautifully artistic piece. I suggest this to children and adults alike. Makes me want to write my own story.

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MeganAnn
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For #longtitle I decided to highlight this amazing children's book. This is one of my son's favorites along with a few other books by William Joyce. It's beautifully illustrated and is a great book for showing kids a love of reading. If you have young kids or know someone who does, I recommend this one to anyone who wants those kids to see the joy in books. #kidlit #recommendsday #booktober

Soubhiville Fun! 6y
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bibliovca
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Mama je ponosna! It's happening konačno! :)

IvanaI Bravo, big moment! ☺ Ja sam mom detetu dala donju, ali se ozbiljno širi, pitam se na koga li je... 😂 6y
bibliovca @IvanaI 😂😂😂 jel da? baš se čovjek čudi gdje li je dijete vidjelo da se toliko često nos zabada u knjigu i da se knjige saaaatima preslaguju po kući 😂😗 6y
Knjigoholicarka Divnooooo 😙😙😙😙😙💟💟💟💟💟💟💟 6y
anakolarec i moja beba je dobila svoju policu za knjige neki dan 6y
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8leagueboot
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Does my new bookcase look haunted to you?

OSChamberlain Noooo it looks sexy to me 😍 6y
BookishMarginalia A bit. It needs new residents to take away that forlorn empty feel 😎 6y
8leagueboot @OSChamberlain that makes two of us with romantic feelings towards a piece of furniture. 6y
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Amputateddad

Morris Lessmore loved words.
He loved stories.
He loved books.
But every story has its upsets.

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Arkrayder
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Absolutely loved this book. Terrific illustrations.

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Arkrayder
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Absolutely loved this book. Terrific illustrations.

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gibblr
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The books I bought, both new and used, on vacation finally arrived! (Also, photo bombed by my son!)

WanderingBookaneer 1. T looks cute. 2. Books!!!! Love Fantastic Flying Books and want to read 6y
BookishMarginalia 💜💚💜💚💜💚 6y
gibblr Yes! Rain Reign sounds very good! Picked it up for $1 at a library sale😎 6y
gibblr Also, there were more but the minions ran off with heir respective hauls. 6y
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"I'll carry you all in here," he said, and pointed to his heart. (For every book lover who ever loved a book, this one's for you)

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