First edition HC+DJ signed by author with drawing on FFL page; excellent condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: The fantastic flying books of mr morris lessmore editado por Penguin
* "Ironically, this book in praise of books first appeared as a much-praised iPad app and Academy Award-winning animated short film.
The story, in a nutshell, concerns the titular book-loving Mr. Morris Lessmore, whose personal library is blown away in a terrible wind but who finds meaning caring for the books he finds in a marvelous library. Filled with both literary (Shakespeare, Humpty-Dumpty) and film references (The Wizard of Oz, The Red Balloon and Buster Keaton), the picture book version of Joyce's story has a quiet contemplative charm that demonstrates the continuing allure of the printed page. Paradoxically, the animated books of the film and app are captured as though in a series of frozen frames. The motif of the bound, printed book is everywhere. Even the furnishings and architectural details of the old-fashioned library in which the books "nest" like flying birds recall the codex. The unifying metaphor of life as story is a powerful one, as is the theme of the transformative power of books. The emphasis on connecting readers and books and the care of books pays homage to librarianship. Rich in allusions ("Less is More") and brilliant in depicting the passage of time (images conflate times of day, seasons and years), Joyce's work will inspire contemplation of the power of the book in its many forms.
As triumphant in book form as in animated and interactive ones."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"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."
* "If you loved the Oscar-winning film that goes by the same title, you will take to heart the book on which it is based. William Joyce exploits each medium to the fullest.
Titel: The Fantastic Flyling Books of Mr. Morris ...
Verlag: Facts on File
Auflage: 1st Edition
Buchbeschreibung Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Zustand: Fine. 1442457023 Dispatched from London. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers Z1442457023Z1
Buchbeschreibung Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Zustand: Fair. 1442457023 Dispatched from London. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers Z1442457023Z4
Buchbeschreibung Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2012-07-01, 2012. Hardcover. Zustand: Very Good. All books are pre-owned and will have been read by someone else before you. They may well show signs of minor wear and tear. Please note, cover images are illustrative only, and the actual book cover and edition can vary. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 9781442457027-21
Buchbeschreibung Zustand: Acceptable. May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 0KVBKD007U5I
Buchbeschreibung Zustand: Good. May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 0KVBKD007YOS
Buchbeschreibung Hardcover. Zustand: Acceptable. This item is fairly worn, but continues to work perfectly. Signs of wear can include aesthetic issues such as scratches, dents, worn corners, bends, tears, small stains, and partial water damage. All pages and the cover are intact, but the dust cover may be missing, if applicable. Pages may include excessive notes and highlighting, but the text is not obscured or unreadable. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 4BQM2A002O09_ns
Buchbeschreibung Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Zustand: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 2945622612
Buchbeschreibung Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Zustand: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 2947297313
Buchbeschreibung Zustand: Acceptable. Reading copy. May have signs of wear and previous use (scuffs, writing, underlining). Dust jacket may be missing. Sound copy that may show minimal signs of wear or previous ownership. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 3IIEN3004BDP
Buchbeschreibung Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Zustand: Good. 1442457023 Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers Z1442457023Z3