The Book No One Ever Read

The Book No One Ever Read

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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What if books want to be read as much as we want to read them? This is certainly true of our young hero in THE BOOK NO ONE EVER READ. Morry, a young book, is tired of standing still on a shelf amid dignified first editions, and yearns for the excitement of sharing his story with a child. The books and illustrations within THE BOOK NO ONE EVER READ pay homage to some of Cornelia Funke's favorite authors, whose books crowd the shelves of the library the story is set in. Some of the writers included are Toni Morrison, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jane Austen, Victor Hugo, Shel Silverstein, Frank L. Baum, and many others. The inspiration for Morry is Maurice Sendak, author of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, California] : Breathing Books, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780989165693
Branch Call Number: JP Funke
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly colour illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm


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Dec 08, 2017

Here's a picture book that adults can love and appreciate on a level that youngsters won't get, but there's something here for young readers to love too. The main character (book) WANTS to be loved and read and even mussed up a bit in the process. Older books on the shelves are a little less sure about such treatment. Check out this amusing picture book for a loving look at some favorite classics getting up to a bit of mischief.

coloradobuck Aug 28, 2017

a cute tale about wanting to be wanted.

nmaryann Jun 29, 2017

"Every book longs
to tell its story.

From the moment
they're bound,
they wait for fingers to
open them up."

Funke tells the story of the books sitting on library and bookstore shelves longing to be read. She plays tribute to classic authors such as Victor Hugo, Jane Austen, Alexandre Dumas, and Astrid Lindgren.

Our main character Morry--his name is inspired by Maurice Sendak--longs for someone to read through his pages (Where The Wild Things Are).

A book that will resonate with readers of all ages.

AndLib1 Jun 19, 2017

I have always enjoyed Funke's work no matter her audience. I was not disappointed with The Book That No One Ever Read. A wonderfully illustrated honor to some of the worlds most beloved authors and the importance of reading books, even if it means they end up with sticky chocolate fingerprints. The illustrations are clever and fun. Great for 0-6 year olds.

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AndLib1 Jun 19, 2017

AndLib1 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 6


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