Some books are simply beautiful. There is no other way to describe them. Just glancing at them makes you smile and fills your chest with a comforting warmth.
Often, these beautiful books are illustrated children’s books, picture books. And yet, they have so much to offer adults as well. Sometimes the illustrations are gorgeous. Sometimes the style of the book, the smoothness of the paper or the fabric-wrapped spine are elegant. Sometimes the story itself is exquisitely lovely.
And sometimes, a book is beautiful because of all of these things.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
is one of these beautiful books.
This is a book about the power of books. It is a book about the cycle of life. And it is beautifully illustrated. It is sweet. It is simple. It is one of my favourite books of all time.
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.