William Joyce is a true luminary and creative spirit whose picture books are modern-day classics. More than a decade after his last picture book, Joyce returns with an amazing new book series: The Guardians of Childhood. The series will consist of 7 picture books and 7 chapter books, each focusing on an icon of childhood—the Man in the Moon, the Easter Bunny, Jack Frost, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Santa Claus. In his first picture book adventure Joyce takes us to the moon with The Man in the Moon (Atheneum, 9781442430419) – on sale today!
The first chapter book in the series, Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King (Atheneum, 9781442430488), is on sale in October of this year.
The Man in the Moon has already received tons of praise. Publisher’s Weekly gave it a starred review, calling it “a tale that’s warm and fuzzy, swashbuckling, and dazzlingly inventive all at the same time” and Maurice Sendak calls it “a fabulous recapturing of an old, real fairy-tale world. Dark. Mysterious. Stunning!”
Joyce will also be all over national media this month – a list of when & where are all below!
XM Kids/ “Absolutely Mindy,” 9/6
Westwood One Radio/ “First Light,” 9/7
TV & Radio Satellite Tour, 9/7
CBS Radio/ “CBS Weekend Round-up,” 9/19
FOX News Channel/ “FOX News Live,” 9/25
We have a brand new website for the series which includes videos, introductions to the Guardians, a how-to guide for drawing a Moonbot and lots of downloadables including The Guardians Oath, trading cards, wallpapers, avatars, activities, and more! Click here for the website: http://theguardiansofchildhoodbooks.com/