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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Magical story of a man who devotes his life to books.

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age 3+

A must-add for your child's library!

This is a beautiful book that tells an amazing story centered around the love of books. The characters are simple enough for small children but complex enough to make adults shed a tear and the story is beautiful and reinforces the importance and joy of reading. I recommend the book, the iPad app and the short film (15 min). All favorites in our house!

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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a magical fable that made a delightful, wordless, Oscar-winning animated short film. But with text, it's even easier to grasp and fun to read over and over to catch all its nuances and dimensions. The art and story are gently surreal -- Morris sometimes falls into books and is lost for days, for example -- and fantastical, with books that walk, talk, fly, and love to be read, and a protagonist whose life is complete just reading and caring for books. It's odd and offbeat enough to avoid being sappy, too.

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