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A cloth-bound and slip-cased limited edition of William Joyce’s luminous new picture book, The Man in the Moon—his first picture book in a decade, and the start of a magical new series. This gorgeous package features a linen slipcover and book case, with enlay art and foil stamping. Each of the 250 copies is from the 1st printing and is signed and numbered by the author on A cloth-bound and slip-cased limited edition of William Joyce’s luminous new picture book, The Man in the Moon—his first picture book in a decade, and the start of a magical new series. This gorgeous package features a linen slipcover and book case, with enlay art and foil stamping. Each of the 250 copies is from the 1st printing and is signed and numbered by the author on a full-color tip-in page. A stunning edition of an already exquisite, enchanting book. Take the guardian’s oath in a big, beautiful way with this collectible, limited edition.


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A cloth-bound and slip-cased limited edition of William Joyce’s luminous new picture book, The Man in the Moon—his first picture book in a decade, and the start of a magical new series. This gorgeous package features a linen slipcover and book case, with enlay art and foil stamping. Each of the 250 copies is from the 1st printing and is signed and numbered by the author on A cloth-bound and slip-cased limited edition of William Joyce’s luminous new picture book, The Man in the Moon—his first picture book in a decade, and the start of a magical new series. This gorgeous package features a linen slipcover and book case, with enlay art and foil stamping. Each of the 250 copies is from the 1st printing and is signed and numbered by the author on a full-color tip-in page. A stunning edition of an already exquisite, enchanting book. Take the guardian’s oath in a big, beautiful way with this collectible, limited edition.

30 review for The Man in the Moon

  1. 4 out of 5

    Calista

    This Guardians of Childhood series is so fantastic. I read the Sandman first and now this is the Man in the moon. William is creating new modern myths with some of the most beautiful artwork. His work brings magic to life. Children can feel this awesome light beneath the surface as they read his book. I want to own this series as they are so fantastic and I can only ask why hasn't William Joyce won some Caldecott's. Why wasn't this on the list. This is one of the best things I have read and seve This Guardians of Childhood series is so fantastic. I read the Sandman first and now this is the Man in the moon. William is creating new modern myths with some of the most beautiful artwork. His work brings magic to life. Children can feel this awesome light beneath the surface as they read his book. I want to own this series as they are so fantastic and I can only ask why hasn't William Joyce won some Caldecott's. Why wasn't this on the list. This is one of the best things I have read and several of Williams books are worthy of being recognized. Why does the moon glow? Sure the sun reflects off the moon, that is a great explanation. Having a guardian who protects our dreams as we sleep is also important to consider as it stokes our imagination, gives us hope and makes us feel protected in some way. I love this book. I'm giving few details on purpose because simply go read it. Both the the kids were engrossed in this story. They loved the pictures and the story. They both gave it 5 stars. I think this story helps the imagination burn brighter and stoke our powers to dream big things. So I hope the kids can dream big beautiful dreams tonight. I love this from the book: "We will watch over the children of Earth, Guide them safely from the ways of harm, Keep happy their hearts, brave their souls, and rosy their cheeks. We will guard with our lives their hopes and dreams, For they are all that we have, all that we are, And all that we will ever be." - William Joyce

  2. 4 out of 5

    Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids

    What a fabulous, beautifully illustrated book that tells a unique story about the man in the moon. This is one of those books that reads like a movie you'd want to take your kids to see. I'm not sure what I was drawn more towards, the absolutely amazing artwork or the fantastic story. Have you ever wondered who or what lived on the moon? William Joyce's debut The Man in The Moon not only introduces to the jolly man who lives there (nope I'm not talking Santa Claus), he'll also tell you how he got What a fabulous, beautifully illustrated book that tells a unique story about the man in the moon. This is one of those books that reads like a movie you'd want to take your kids to see. I'm not sure what I was drawn more towards, the absolutely amazing artwork or the fantastic story. Have you ever wondered who or what lived on the moon? William Joyce's debut The Man in The Moon not only introduces to the jolly man who lives there (nope I'm not talking Santa Claus), he'll also tell you how he got there. We're huge fans of the moon in our home, and I can say for certainty that next time we're looking up at the moon, we'll all be looking for the wonderful man in the moon, the guardian of children. This book is a beautiful, creative story that will allow your children's imaginations to sore. I'm definitely not a kid, and this book appealed to my inner child. I thoroughly enjoyed being whisked away in this whimsical story. This is a book I'd highly recommend adding to your personal library collection or school libraries.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Candace

    Man in the Moon, or MiM, is a childhood guardian. This is the myth of MiM from his childhood to adulthood. It is the tale of how the moon came into being as the guardian of children's dreams. It explains how the moon glows brightly. It points out the distant face on the moon's surface and how it was formed. The gorgeous artwork is intricate. Reading this book aloud to students would be a good introduction to myths and to imagination. This debut is beautifully written and illustrated. It would be Man in the Moon, or MiM, is a childhood guardian. This is the myth of MiM from his childhood to adulthood. It is the tale of how the moon came into being as the guardian of children's dreams. It explains how the moon glows brightly. It points out the distant face on the moon's surface and how it was formed. The gorgeous artwork is intricate. Reading this book aloud to students would be a good introduction to myths and to imagination. This debut is beautifully written and illustrated. It would be a splendid edition to any personal library.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Wandering Librarians

    I saw William Joyce speak at the ALA Conference in June 2011. He talked quite a bit about the development of this book, it is the first book he's written in about fifteen years. He spoke in-depth about how he had cultivated the mythology of Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and others, for his children and how it made this book quite personal. Added to this was the fact that Mr. Joyce was developing the premise for this book during illness of his daughter and her subsequent death, gives I saw William Joyce speak at the ALA Conference in June 2011. He talked quite a bit about the development of this book, it is the first book he's written in about fifteen years. He spoke in-depth about how he had cultivated the mythology of Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and others, for his children and how it made this book quite personal. Added to this was the fact that Mr. Joyce was developing the premise for this book during illness of his daughter and her subsequent death, gives this book an added depth and beauty. Though let's be honest if you didn't know this heartbreaking back story, you would still find the book visually stunning. It is beautiful. Detailed, saturated colors, and just lovely. There are at least two more books in the series coming out in the next year covering Nicholas St. North and E. Aster Bunny. And as this book did a lot of exposition I'm excited to see more storytelling. Get this book, and every subsequent book. Don't ask questions, just go forth and purchase.

  5. 4 out of 5

    S. J.

    Does this not rather speak for itself? *5 Stars* Scorecard: (Out of 10) * Quality of Writing - 10 * Pace - 9 * Plot development - 9 * Characters - 9 * Enjoyability - 10 * Insightfulness - 10 * Ease of Reading - 10 * Photos/Illustrations - 10 (wish it could be higher!) Final Score: 77/80 = 96% *The Gush* As stated in my Nicholas St. North review, I had no knowledge of this series until the movie was being advertised and only watched the DVD a month and some ago. I immediately fell in love with what Does this not rather speak for itself? *5 Stars* Scorecard: (Out of 10) * Quality of Writing - 10 * Pace - 9 * Plot development - 9 * Characters - 9 * Enjoyability - 10 * Insightfulness - 10 * Ease of Reading - 10 * Photos/Illustrations - 10 (wish it could be higher!) Final Score: 77/80 = 96% *The Gush* As stated in my Nicholas St. North review, I had no knowledge of this series until the movie was being advertised and only watched the DVD a month and some ago. I immediately fell in love with what the author was trying to do and sought out the books to see what he’d already done with these retellings and revitalizations of familiar figures of our childhood. What I found in the Santa Claus chapter book impressed me and when I had the chance to check out the picture books, I did. I am soooo thankful I did as these might be some of the best picture books I’ve seen in years. In the movie, Man in Moon (MiM) as North calls him, is an enigma; a shadowy figure who they know much about but the viewer ignorant of the books knows little about. So I was very excited to pierce the shadow, so to speak, surrounding this seemingly important character. *NOTE* I found it intriguing that in the first illustrated page of the first book that came out, Jack Frost is prominently shown even though he’s first appearance is as far as I know in the movie that came out after this. Planning in advance, nice. The story itself is presented simply but there is much to be learned. We learn about his happy early childhood with his parents and his friend Nightlight as they fly across the galaxy in their Moon Clipper which turns into a moon at rest. Nightlight guarded MIM’s dreams, keeping him safe from nightmares – the first Guardian. However Pitch, the King of Nightmares is after them and manages to be stopped only at great cost, leaving MiM alone but for the Moonbots, Glow Worms, and Moonmice. The rest of the story chronicles how he grows up and comes to care for the green and blue planet below him and its people. I can’t decide which characteristic of the book is better, the writing or the illustrations. I’m leaning towards the latter as they are some of the most expressive and detailed pictures I’ve seen in a while. They have a richness and depth that recent treads in picture books have moved away from and I have to say I have missed. I love simplicity but these tales need that age and richness the artwork bestows. His choice to have pictures with Pitch in black and white (they look like charcoal) while most of the others are brightly colored paintings or if sketches more bluish or other colors is interesting. The only time this does not hold true is one small sketch with children on Earth. It is not until a major plot point when Earth brightens. The illustrations alone could tell the tale. Yet the text is gorgeous. Simple enough that an older child would have no problem reading It nor young children listening to it but it has a beauty in how it’s written. There are scary times but they are acknowledged and then the fear’s power is lessened. There are plenty of happy times however with MiM growing up with the Glow Worms, Moonbots, etc. and his connection to the children below. Don’t spoil it if I learn about it later but I was intrigued to find Mother Goose in the picture with the other Guardians. I was raised on nearly all her nursery rhymes, even the ones most people have never heard. So she was a ‘guardian’ I was very close to as a child. How MiM ultimately helps the children of Earth was awesome and gives a new meaning to the full moon. With all the Guardians to help him, the children can be protected and comforted from the dark. *The Rant* Where was this when I was young? *Conclusion* A lovely story that not only revitalizes myths and personifications of ideas, etc. from childhood, but gives children the idea that the creepy crawlies that infect the darkness have enemies and they bring light that keep the nightmares and fearlings at bay. The perfect bedtime story.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    Beautiful illustrations and a story that almost made me cry at parts. A very enjoyable, innocent, wonderful story.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Noseinabook

    William Joyce is one of my favorite children’s authors of all time! His stories are creative and whimsical and full of magic and beautiful illustrations!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jenni Arndt

    The Man in the Moon is the first book in The Guardians of Childhood series and tells a beautiful story that is sad at times and incredibly beautiful in its entirety. I always find Joyce's books to have the most stunning imagery and I love the out of this world tone of the illustrations in this one. This is the tale of how a little boy, a child aboard the ship the Moon Clipper surrounded by family and friends, became the Man in the Moon (MiM) and gathered up all the Guardians of Childhood. This ta The Man in the Moon is the first book in The Guardians of Childhood series and tells a beautiful story that is sad at times and incredibly beautiful in its entirety. I always find Joyce's books to have the most stunning imagery and I love the out of this world tone of the illustrations in this one. This is the tale of how a little boy, a child aboard the ship the Moon Clipper surrounded by family and friends, became the Man in the Moon (MiM) and gathered up all the Guardians of Childhood. This tale starts off perfectly happy but once Pitch, the King of Nightmares, finds out that this boy has never had a nightmare he vows to make the boy his own and deem him the Prince of Nightmares. In the outcome of the battle the boy is left alone on the moon to be raised by the Moonbots, Moonmice and giant Glowworms who were also left behind. As he grows, he discovers the planet Earth through his father's telescope & realises that there are children on the far away planet that are much like him. As the children's lost balloons float up to him he finds that he can hear their hopes and dreams if he held them to his ear. Once MiM sets about his mission of making the children of Earth happy I got really lost in the story. The tale brings together Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and many other familiar childhood figures. It even tells how MiM set about lighting up the moon so the children of Earth never had to be afraid of the night again. My children absolutely loved the appearance of all the figures and it definitely got them asking questions about each of them. We all hope that there will be a book for each Guardian and will be anxiously awaiting the arrival of more books! You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jocelin

    4.5 stars I thought this book was absolutely magical. The illustrations were so incredible. The author William Joyce created one of my favorite Playhouse Disney shows Rolie Polie Olie. I used to watch it with my niece when she was 2 yrs. old (the good ol' days). He has created this fantastical world about the character the Man in the Moon. As I was reading this book I was thinking "this should really be made into a movie". I checked out BN.com and they stated that Dreamworks is currently producin 4.5 stars I thought this book was absolutely magical. The illustrations were so incredible. The author William Joyce created one of my favorite Playhouse Disney shows Rolie Polie Olie. I used to watch it with my niece when she was 2 yrs. old (the good ol' days). He has created this fantastical world about the character the Man in the Moon. As I was reading this book I was thinking "this should really be made into a movie". I checked out BN.com and they stated that Dreamworks is currently producing/filming this series (more books will be created about persons of legend). The story is engaging and captivating. What I really liked about this book was that it was slightly edgy without being too scary. Many children's books are leaning towards "how far can we get away with scaring kids". This one thankfully did not. It keeps both adult and child amused. I thought it was a great story; I wish I could have given it 5 stars but towards the end it got a little off track and wandered a bit. I do recommend this book. The one thing that completely elevates this book is the illustrations; masterful work.

  10. 4 out of 5

    ♠ Tabi ♠

    did I add this because I'm obsessed with the animated movie?? of course

  11. 4 out of 5

    Abigail

    The first of Williams Joyce's Guardians of Childhood picture-book series - there is also a middle-grade novel series devoted to these characters, beginning with Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King - this engaging work of fantasy for younger children sets out the story of the eponymous Man in the Moon. Opening when MiM is still an infant, sailing the cosmos with his parents in their beautiful ship, The Moon Clipper, it chronicles his family's battle with the evil Pitch, Ki The first of Williams Joyce's Guardians of Childhood picture-book series - there is also a middle-grade novel series devoted to these characters, beginning with Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King - this engaging work of fantasy for younger children sets out the story of the eponymous Man in the Moon. Opening when MiM is still an infant, sailing the cosmos with his parents in their beautiful ship, The Moon Clipper, it chronicles his family's battle with the evil Pitch, King of Nightmares, which leaves him orphaned in space, on a vessel that will eventually become Earth's moon. Here MiM grows up, eventually discovering the children on the planet below, and founding an order of guardians to protect them. The artwork in The Man in the Moon is just gorgeous! Joyce's use of color is inspired, and his lush paintings draw the reader into the fantastic world he has created in his story. With decorative endpapers depicting the folding up of The Moon Clipper, and beautiful interior illustrations - whether full-page, double-page, or inset on a page with text - this is a true visual treat! The story itself is also engaging, although I do wonder whether it would have been quite as appealing, without the beautiful illustrations. Recommended to anyone looking for fantasy narratives for younger children - perhaps those children not yet ready for the novels about the same set of characters - as well as to fans of Joyce's artwork.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Alex

    Not gonna lie. It took me longer than it should have to figure out who the lady riding the goose was... Not gonna lie. It took me longer than it should have to figure out who the lady riding the goose was...

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kristina Rasmussen

    I loved this! I’m a sucker for a good children’s book, but still. The illustrations are incredible and the concept is very intriguing. I can’t wait to read this to my students!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kaethe Douglas

    Fun fact: I started two books last night, this and The Lathe of Heaven. And although I don't normally read blurbs on dust jackets, in these case I did. And both of these books are blurbed by Michael Chabon, whom I adore. And I had just finished reading a blog post about the wedding of Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer celebrated January 1, 2010 in the home of Chabon and Ayelet Waldman (whom I also adore). My daughter, who adores Joyce and Gaiman as much as I do, was equally enchanted by this conflue Fun fact: I started two books last night, this and The Lathe of Heaven. And although I don't normally read blurbs on dust jackets, in these case I did. And both of these books are blurbed by Michael Chabon, whom I adore. And I had just finished reading a blog post about the wedding of Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer celebrated January 1, 2010 in the home of Chabon and Ayelet Waldman (whom I also adore). My daughter, who adores Joyce and Gaiman as much as I do, was equally enchanted by this confluence. Okay, here's the setup: a small family are traveling the universe in their marvelous moon ship, they are attacked, and the baby is left in earth orbit with the glowworms, the lunar moths, the moon mice and the moonbots, He grows up to be the Man in the Moon, looking down on the children of earth through a marvelous telescope, and doing what he can to make their childhoods better. To that end he assembles his super team. The elaborate backstory explaining why the moon glows at night among other mysteries is charming. But that's not the draw. Joyce creates some of the most richly imagined art I've ever seen. MiM exists in a world of costumed mice and robots, a marvelous mashup of visual elements from the entire universe of children's books. Check this one out just to gawp at the art. Library copy.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Maxbfunk

    Opening: Tonight is a full moon folks. You know what they say about full moons? You can see a face on the moon when it's full, the face of the Man in the Moon. But imagine if the moon wasn't always there. What if there were a baby, perfectly innocent, who had never had a nightmare in all his life. In the book Man in the Moon, the wonderful William Joyce is back with a story about how the moon came to be, and how the man in the moon ended up there. Opening Moves: Prompt to anticipate favorite aut Opening: Tonight is a full moon folks. You know what they say about full moons? You can see a face on the moon when it's full, the face of the Man in the Moon. But imagine if the moon wasn't always there. What if there were a baby, perfectly innocent, who had never had a nightmare in all his life. In the book Man in the Moon, the wonderful William Joyce is back with a story about how the moon came to be, and how the man in the moon ended up there. Opening Moves: Prompt to anticipate favorite author, raise interest in a topic or theme, provide important background information, draw attention to the setting, lay groundwork for helping understand theme, raise questions to spark curiosity, invite personal connections, raise questions in readers' minds Reasoning: One of the more advanced books I've provided for this set, the man in the moon has the most established and fantastical mythology of all the books in my text-set. Rather than taking normal situations and giving them fantasy elements, this book provides a thoroughly realized universe with interesting characters to provide a back story for a classic concept, the face on a full moon. Review: ( October 01, 2011) School Library Journal. http://www.booksinprint.com/DetailedV...

  16. 4 out of 5

    Ardea Smith

    Title / Author / Publication Date: The Man in the Moon/William Joyce/2011 Genre: Fiction, Fantasy Format: Hardcover Plot summary: 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 sprinkle Title / Author / Publication Date: The Man in the Moon/William Joyce/2011 Genre: Fiction, Fantasy Format: Hardcover Plot summary: 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. The Man in the Moon captures the wonder of childhood in a visual masterpiece that is to be treasured by readers of all ages. Considerations or precautions for readers advisory: N/A Review citation: Barthelmess, T. (2011). The Man in the Moon. Booklist, 108(3), 95. Section source used to find the material: Children's Core Collection, Most Highly Recommended Recommended age: K-3

  17. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    I had seen this book somewhere online and decided I wanted to read it and then forgot about it. Today, while I was walking into the Children's section of the library, I saw it on display and immediately picked it up. Words alone cannot describe how much I absolutely love this book, the concept and the illustrations! The whole premise of the book (and the upcoming series) is that the Man in the Moon (MiM for short) is the first of the Guardians of Childhood. He creates the other Guardians after l I had seen this book somewhere online and decided I wanted to read it and then forgot about it. Today, while I was walking into the Children's section of the library, I saw it on display and immediately picked it up. Words alone cannot describe how much I absolutely love this book, the concept and the illustrations! The whole premise of the book (and the upcoming series) is that the Man in the Moon (MiM for short) is the first of the Guardians of Childhood. He creates the other Guardians after losing his family and being raised by servants on the moon, and discovering that other children like him lived on the Earth. These Guardians include Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Mother Goose. He makes them vow to "watch over the children of Earth, guide them safely from the ways of harm...guard with our lives their hopes and dreams." Highly recommended for older kids ages 5-10, 5 stars. Can't wait to start the rest of the series!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Barbara

    With stunning illustrations filled with every color imaginable, many with dark hues, tints and tones,William Joyce provides the back story for the Man in the Moon (MiM). As a baby, his life was joyous, and he never had a nightmare, which angered Pitch, the King of Nightmares. Pitch decides to give the baby a nightmare, and Mim loses his parents and his protector in the ensuing battle. Afterward, the moon creatures take care of him, and he uses sand to brighten the moon's surface so children on E With stunning illustrations filled with every color imaginable, many with dark hues, tints and tones,William Joyce provides the back story for the Man in the Moon (MiM). As a baby, his life was joyous, and he never had a nightmare, which angered Pitch, the King of Nightmares. Pitch decides to give the baby a nightmare, and Mim loses his parents and his protector in the ensuing battle. Afterward, the moon creatures take care of him, and he uses sand to brighten the moon's surface so children on Earth will be comforted. The casual references to the other Guardians--they will be the focus of future books--left me a bit disoriented and thinking that I might like this title more once I read all the books together. I loved the names of some of the young MiM's favoirte foods: Lunar Ice Cream, Comet Surprise, Space Juice Nectarine.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Randie D. Camp, M.S.

    OMG!!! William Joyce is seriously brilliant. There is no way that I could summarize or review this book and do it justice. But...I will still try. The Man in the Moon (MiM) began as a baby. Nightlight served as his guardian and protected him from the great darkness. As MiM grows older he thinks about all the children on Earth and decides that they also need a guardian...many guardians but MiM will be the first. The illustrations are remarkable and follow Joyce's signature style of vivid color, 3-D OMG!!! William Joyce is seriously brilliant. There is no way that I could summarize or review this book and do it justice. But...I will still try. The Man in the Moon (MiM) began as a baby. Nightlight served as his guardian and protected him from the great darkness. As MiM grows older he thinks about all the children on Earth and decides that they also need a guardian...many guardians but MiM will be the first. The illustrations are remarkable and follow Joyce's signature style of vivid color, 3-D like art, shapes, robots, capturing action, etc. A must read for all!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Brodie

    My son is very sick so we were awake in the middle of the night. As soon as I started reading, he sat so attentively for the entire story (I was worried about the length for a one year old). When the story ended he immediately sprawled back across the bed and closed his eyes, no more fussing to sleep. I will most definitely be purchasing this one for the many nights this little guy doesn't want to sleep. Also, if you're like me and loved the movie Rise of the Guardians, this story made that movie My son is very sick so we were awake in the middle of the night. As soon as I started reading, he sat so attentively for the entire story (I was worried about the length for a one year old). When the story ended he immediately sprawled back across the bed and closed his eyes, no more fussing to sleep. I will most definitely be purchasing this one for the many nights this little guy doesn't want to sleep. Also, if you're like me and loved the movie Rise of the Guardians, this story made that movie even cuter. Love, love, love. The artwork is beautiful as well.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Elevetha

    Cute, cute, cute. A lovely bedtime story for childlings. Joyce's world he's created is imaginative and fun to read about, child or not. He creates some wonderful characters that feel alive with the use of beautiful illustrations and some deft writing. Wonderful backstory on the "Man in the Moon" and how the Guardians of Childhood came to be assembled.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Deb

    ....It's not like I cried or anything. It's not like I got emotional because of how beautiful the artwork was or how bittersweet the story seemed to me!! IT'S NOT LIKE THAT AT ALL!!!!!!! ........FINE! IT WAS EXACTLY LIKE THAT!!! Ahhhhh!!!!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Anna

    Aaawww... Sooo Beautiful! Loved it! I need some more books by William Joyce, because they set me in happy-dreamy mood. And the art, guys, THE ART! Absolutely gorgeous! I wish I could have read this book when I was a child... But it's never too late.:) Aaawww... Sooo Beautiful! Loved it! I need some more books by William Joyce, because they set me in happy-dreamy mood. And the art, guys, THE ART! Absolutely gorgeous! I wish I could have read this book when I was a child... But it's never too late.:)

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    Very beautiful and cute illustrations, keeps you engaged with the story. Some parts looked like it might be scary for little sensitive kids maybe? But in general it was a cute back story for the Guardians of Childhood.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Elisabeth

    Meh. This is one of those books that everyone else seems to love and I just don’t get the appeal. I didn’t like the illustrations. I didn’t like the plot. It was too long and even though the description makes it sound like my kind of thing, it just didn’t “do” it for me.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Cynthia Egbert

    I love this one! The illustrations are gorgeous and what a beautiful myth for the background story of the man in the moon. I especially love the idea of the man in the moon being in charge of all of the guardians of childhood. But then, I am a wee bit freaky about the moon!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)

    The illustrations in this book are beautiful. The story interesting. A different perspective on the concept of the Man in the Moon.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Christian McKay

    Art = five stars. Story = Two stars.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Whitney Maas

    Not only are the illustrations amazing, the story itself is both adorable and original. I could see this story becoming a timeless classic in the realm of story telling and folklore. I just loved it.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Emily Colby

    I just read this book to my 2-year-old brother. Okay, so maybe he got a little bored, but I really enjoyed it.

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