Sunday, September 18, 2011
Review - The Man in the Moon by William Joyce
Released: September 6, 2011
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Age Group: Childrens
Pages: 56 pages
Author Site: William Joyce
In the first of his new Guardians of Childhood series, Joyce introduces the original guardian, MiM, the Man in the Moon. In glorious, colorful detail, readers are invited to imagine the Earth’s moon as a space age shipwreck, and the origin of bad dreams as the work of Pitch, King of the Nightmares. MiM’s fondest memories are of his devoted friend Nightlight, who sprinkled him with Dreamsand as an infant, and it is Nightlight who inspires MiM to become guardian to the hopes and dreams of all the children of Earth, but of course MiM will need help--from a toymaker, a fairy, a rabbit, and others like them.
This was a fantastic childrens book! We looked thru all the beautiful artwork before we ever read it; it was just that breathtaking! I think this will be a remarkable series for children giving them some type of idea of where their favorite childhood characters may have derived from like the Toothfairy and Santa Clause. I hope to collect them all for my kids because they had such a wonderful adventure and even read it amongst themselves oohhing and awwing over the pictures.
Amazon has a link where you can download an activity book for the story if you like along with a short video clip.