I love picture books — no surprise there — and it makes me sad when any book is forgotten on the shelf. So when I saw the title or this book

I had to read it. The huge bonus was the author, Cornelia Funke. Funke (pronounced foon•ka) is from Germany and her books have a different flavor to them, since they draw on European traditions that you don't always find in American writings.

Funke has created a tribute to the great books she loved as a kid.

How wonderful to encourage kids to live a book and to become part of it! The characters in this book are books. Morry is sad that no one ever reads them but the other books are fine with no one soiling their pages. Funke's illustrations turn beloved authors into books.
You will recognize many as you follow Morry's story. In the end I knew exactly who Morry was and you will too. Enjoy this tribute to much loved authors and their books.

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