An Evening with William Joyce - THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE

 

 

"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." -Publishers Weekly

Reception at 6:00PM. Program will start promptly at 6:30PM.
Please arrive early.


Octavia Books
WWNO Public Radio
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

invite the you to join us for a special evening with
William Joyce
celebrating the release of his amazing new picture book
THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE

The program will include a screening of Joyce's Academy Award-winning short film that was inspired by the story, followed by an interview of the author by Susan Larson for WWNO's "The Reading Life." a book-signing and light refreshments.

The opening reception will begin at 6pm in NOCCA's Lupin Lobby, located in the Marigny at 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans.  Enter through the front entrance by the train tracks and follow the signs to Lupin Memorial Theatre.  The presentation will begin promptly at 6:30pm.

Tickets:

Tickets are required. Each ticket admits one person and may be exchanged at the event for one signed edition of THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE by William Joyce.  Tickets are the price of one book.

We strongly recommend that you pre purchase now by coming to Octavia Books or by calling us during store hours at 504-899-READ (7323). Tickets may also be purchased online by clicking here. You must pay for your tickets at the time you reserve them. Tickets are non-refundable.  Tickets and additional books may be purchased at the event while seating is still available and supplies last.

If you wish to purchase a signed edition without attending the event, or if you are purchasing tickets and also want to purchase additional signed books, you may order these at octaviabooks.com/book/9781442457027, and write " signed copy - not attending" or "extra signed copy - attending" in the order comment area when checking out. Only copies purchased through Octavia Books will be signed. 

 


The story that inspired the Academy Awardwinning short film, from New York Times bestselling author and beloved visionary William Joyce.

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.

Stunningly brought to life by William Joyce, one of the preeminent creators in children’s literature, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore 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.

 

William Joyce has put his personal stamp on all types of children’s media. His books include the New York Times bestseller The Man in the Moon, Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King, E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth’s Core!, and Santa Calls. He’s won three Emmy awards for his Rolie Polie Olie animated series, developed character concepts for Toy Story and A Bug’s Life, and made films including Robots and Meet the Robinsons. He’s currently executive producer of the DreamWorks Animation release of Rise of the Guardians (Fall 2012) inspired by his new series. He is also producing The Leaf Men, based on his book The Leaf Men. And his star continues to rise—he won an Academy Award for his innovative short film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. He lives in Shreveport, LA, and is the founder of Moonbot Studios.

 

Event date: 

Friday, June 22, 2012 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) - Lupin Lobby
2800 Chartres St
70117 New Orleans
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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore By William Joyce, William Joyce (Illustrator), Joe Bluhm (Illustrator) Cover Image
By William Joyce, William Joyce (Illustrator), Joe Bluhm (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781442457027
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 19th, 2012

If you would like to purchase extra signed books beyond the number of
tickets you are purchasing, or should you be unable to attend while
still wanting to purchase a signed edition, please order the book here
and write "extra signed copy - attending" or "signed copy - not attending" in the order comment area when checking out.


The Man in the Moon (The Guardians of Childhood) By William Joyce, William Joyce (Illustrator) Cover Image
By William Joyce, William Joyce (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781442430419
Availability: Backordered
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2011

We will also have this title at the event.


Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King (The Guardians #1) By William Joyce, Laura Geringer, William Joyce (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
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ISBN: 9781442430488
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2011

We will also have this title at the event.


E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core! (The Guardians #2) By William Joyce, William Joyce (Illustrator) Cover Image
By William Joyce, William Joyce (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781442430501
Availability: Backordered
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 21st, 2012

We will also have this title at the event


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