Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sunday Salon ~ meeting another author

The Academy Award-winning short film below, which I first watched sometime last year, is now also a book.  My friend Jane has recently discovered it and ordered each of us a copy of the book.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore ~ by William Joyce, 2012, children's
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.  Brought to life by William Joyce, one of the preeminent creators in children’s literature, this 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.
Publisher's Weekly says this book is for ages 4-6.  Hmm, then I must be about kindergarten age.  Jane, too, even though she celebrated her 87th birthday yesterday.

Enjoy the award-winning video.  If it quits working, view it on YouTube.

1.  In a couple of days, I'll be meeting a famous author and spending time in a small group with her teaching us.  I'll tell you more about it on Tuesday, so stay tuned.

2.  Luckily, my broken shoulder has healed enough that I will be able to spend a few hours with that author.  I'm even driving now.  Hurray!
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Shirley said...

Quite the book fantasy! Interesting that the video is becoming a book rather than the more traditional reverse order.
I'm eager to find out which author you are meeting.

Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard said...

I absolutely loved that film! Glad to hear your shoulder is doing better.

Vasilly said...

I must be kindergarten age too since I really enjoyed reading Morris Lessmore. I finally watched the short film for the first time yesterday. I can't wait to hear more about your meeting with that famous author. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Helen's Book Blog said...

I am so glad to hear that your shoulder is good enough to drive; that must be such a relief! Have a great time with the author, I can't wait to hear about it

Beth said...

Oh my gosh...what a wonderful video, Bonnie! It actually made me cry.