As a book lover, seeing Hugo, Harry Potter, The Help and The Descendants represented at the Oscars was wonderful. Some of the best movies of last year were adapted from books.
But one of the best films up for an Academy Award Sunday night wasn’t adapted from a book but celebrates them in a spectacular way. I’m thrilled that The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore won a statue for Best Short Film. And it was, of course, written by and co-directed by children’s book author William Joyce.
If you haven’t seen it, stop whatever you’re doing and watch. You won’t be sorry: