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.
Winner of Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize (Children's) 2013 and NAPPA Gold Awards (Preschoolers & Up) 2012 and Christopher Awards (Books for Young People) 2013. Short-listed for Georgia Children's Book Award (Picture Storybook) 2014 and Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (Grades K-3) 2014 and Young Hoosier Book Award (Picture Book) 2015 and South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award (Picture Book) 2014 and Florida Children's Book Award 2014 and Ladybug Picture Book Award 2013.
William Joyce has put his personal stamp on all types of children's media. His books include the "New York Times" bestseller "The Man in the Moon," "Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King," "E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core!," and "Santa Calls." He's won three Emmy awards for his Rolie Polie Olie animated series, developed character concepts for "Toy Story" and "A Bug's Life," and made films including "Robots "and "Meet the Robinsons." He's currently executive producer of the DreamWorks Animation release of "Rise of the Guardians" (Fall 2012) inspired by his new series. He is also producing "The Leaf Men," based on his book "The Leaf Men." And his star continues to rise--he won an Academy Award for his innovative short film "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore." He lives in Shreveport, LA, and is the founder of Moonbot Studios.