The Man in the Moon, the first picture book in The Guardians of Childhood series, tells the exciting adventure of the boy who would become Tsar Lunar, the very first Guardian who watches over the dreams of all the children of Earth.
Praise for The Man in the Moon
"A fabulous recapturing of an old, real fairy-tale world. Dark. Mysterious. Stunning!"
Maurice Sendak, Caldecott-winning creator of Where The Wild Things Are
"William Joyce, to put it simply, is a genius, and we are lucky to have another book from him. The Man in the Moon is filled with tenderness, love, and enchantment. It's an unforgettable story which will, I predict, take its rightful place in the hearts of children everywhere."
Brian Selznick, author/illustrator of the Caldecott-winning The Invention of Hugo Cabret
"Each of William Joyce's books has been more beautifully painted, more magically imagined, and more deliciously written than the one that came before. The Man in the Moon is the latest dazzling masterpiece the one we Joyceans, young and old, have been pining for."
Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier& Clay
Atheneum Books for Young Readers Illustrations Copyright William Joyce 2011. Rise of the GuardiansTM & Copyright 2011 DreamWorks Animation, L.L.C. "Sand Man" and "Pitch" character designs used with permission. All rights reserved.