#blogbookaday: The Book No One Ever Read

17 Jun

The Book No One Ever Read.jpgSummary:  “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.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: A young book named Morry wants to be loved by a reader, but all the other books on the shelves try to convince him that bent corners, sticky fingers, and ripped spines is not the way to go. But Morry’s not convinced and when he’s given a little bump to find his own reader, he takes the chance and finds the love that he’s looking for.

Personal Reaction: A story for readers and lovers of books, this is Cornelia’s ode to the books that shaped her as a reader and writer. This is definitely a book for book lovers and a great perspective of how books need readers, just as much as readers need books. A perfect gift for the reader in your world.

Title: The Book No One Ever Read
Author: Cornelia Funke
Illustrator: Cornelia Fune
Publisher: Breathing Books
Publication Date: May 14, 2017

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


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