We were beyond excited to have a visit from Oscar winner William Joyce earlier today! He very kindly sat down in our reading corner and signed stock for us, so now you can reap the benefit: check out copies of his lovely book, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, front and center in our autographed bookcase.
Morris Lessmore is a delightful celebration of books and the people who love them! It’s a sweet story of one man and his lifelong devotion to words. The tale is simple, but it’s extraordinarily resonant, and Joyce’s lush, sunlight-infused illustrations make this an utterly charming read. It’s a perfect bedtime read aloud! Our lovely bookseller Maryam reviewed it for us a few weeks ago here.
And, no, I wasn’t making it up when I said that William Joyce is an Oscar winner. He made a short animated film about Morris Lessmore, and it won the Academy Award! You can watch it here.