Search Results: "Morris Lessmore"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE by MoonBot Studios
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: May 26, 2011

"The story of Morris Lessmore and his beloved books ends with an unexpected emotional punch, a satisfying, lovely finish for an altogether winning app. (iPad storybook app. 4-12)"
A poignant, potent ode to books (the paper kind) that combines top-notch animation, just the right amount of interactivity and a tear-jerking story. Read full book review >

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Released: June 12, 2012

"As triumphant in book form as in animated and interactive ones. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Ironically, this book in praise of books first appeared as a much-praised iPad app and Academy Award-winning animated short film. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEPHEN MORRIS by Nevil Shute
Released: Sept. 11, 1961

"Shute, in these early writings, shows a gift for combining his major factual interest with a sense of character, but the plot aspects seem somewhat immature, though the subject matter sustains the interest."
While posthumously published, Stephen Morris actually brings together two early, short novels, never before published. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"A well-crafted labor of love, MacCarthy's biography chronicles the epic works of a man who inspired both Shaw and Yeats and continues to inspire today."
Morris's life of Pre-Raphaelite/Nordic poetry, medievalist arts and crafts, and socialist politics always makes for a readably overstuffed biography, and MacCarthy (Eric Gill, 1989, etc.) addresses each area knowledgeably and stays sympathetic to her hero. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

A true story, aside from snatches of invented dialogue, this account centers on a young blind man's determination to become less dependent on the whims and charity of others. Read full book review >

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MORRIS THE ARTIST by Lore Segal
FICTION
Released: May 5, 2003

"A fascinating debut. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Morris is an artist; he doesn't want to attend Benjamin's birthday party, but his mother insists. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Provides thorough coverage of a deserving subject."
Passionate biography of a Founding Father whose legacy exists in the shadow of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, but who played an equally vital role in the creation of the United States. Read full book review >

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MARK MORRIS by Joan Acocella
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"By throwing a clear light on both the man and his gift, she endears Morris to us, allows us to respect him more, and gives us a greater understanding of both him and his art. (Forty-plus photos—not seen)"
Choreographer Mark Morris always elicits extreme reactions in audiences—but even those who hate, or are baffled by, his work can't deny that he's one of the most important creative figures in dance. Read full book review >

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MOO SAID MORRIS by Jon Lycett-Smith
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Though the interactive features are nondescript, this sweet, simple story may spur a valuable conversation or two about nonconformity. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
This tiny tale about individuality aims to encourage kids to be exactly who they are—without apology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GLOBAL WAR ON MORRIS by Steve Israel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"He may have meant to warn against fresh hubris, but humor is a tricky vehicle at a time when refugees, casualties and decapitations can make it hard to see the lighter side of any aspect of the war on terror."
The entire U.S. anti-terror apparatus is trained on one hapless pharmaceutical salesman in this debut novel by a U.S. congressman from New York. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"A caffeinated but civilized survey that should be just the cup of tea for the serious academic Anglophile."
A dense but delicate study of modern British writers and artists of change within their conservative but empathetic culture. Read full book review >

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THE MESSIAH OF MORRIS AVENUE by Tony Hendra
Released: April 4, 2006

"A moving portrait of a messiah within a so-so satire, but with just enough edge to get media and readers' attention."
Hendra—a founding editor of National Lampoon; a player in This Is Spinal Tap—follows his bestselling memoir about his spiritual mentor (Father Joe, 2004) with a debut novel detailing the near-future Second Coming. Read full book review >

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