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The Man in the Moon (Limited Edition) (The Guardians of Childhood) (edition 2011)

by William Joyce, William Joyce (Illustrator)

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Title:The Man in the Moon (Limited Edition) (The Guardians of Childhood)
Authors:William Joyce
Other authors:William Joyce (Illustrator)
Info:Atheneum Books for Young Readers (2011), Edition: Ltd Sgd, Hardcover, 56 pages
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Tags:fantasy, spaceships

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The Man in the Moon by William Joyce



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Review: The Mim was sent away by his parents to protect him from darkness. He lands on the moon and turns it into protection for the children on Earth.
Critique: This is a great fantasy because lots of children are afraid of the dark and this provides a way for them to feel protection. It is also a great fantasy because it associates this character to well-known characters of children's fantasies. ( )
  lbenfield15 | Mar 18, 2017 |
This is the story of how the Man in the Moon came to be. It takes us on a journey, starting with the Moon Clipper. We meet Nightlight who protects MIM from nightmares. Pitch, the Kind of Nightmares, has other ideas for MIM. Pitch wants him to be the Prince of Nightmares. The story takes a circuitous route from the defeat of Pitch to MIM landing on Earth's moon. His parent turn into a constellation and Nightlight became shooting stars. This is where the book goes a bit off the rails. We learn how MIM grows up to be the Man in the Moon. We also learn about the beginnings of Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, Mother Goose and more. Finally we learn how the moon began to shine. This story is a bit too convoluted for me. On the plus side, the illustrations are stunning. ( )
  hlevy | Feb 18, 2017 |
The Man in the Moon is a book that inspired the movie "Guardians of Childhood". This book connects all the childhood icons like Santa, Tooth Fairy, Sandman, Easter Bunny.. This story is just the beginning however. William Joyce gives us the back story of the man in the moon as he is a very important character. This story is all about nightmares and dreams. In the end, The Moon Man organizes a group that's purpose is to make childhood better. I think this idea is very important to Joyce and he shows it in his work. I LOVE that in many of his books we see the man in the moon in his illustrations. Seeing that familiar, smiling face in his other books just added more feeling to the text. William Joyce is an amazing author and a marvelous illustrator and from what I've read his purpose too is to make childhood better with his many forms of art. ( )
  imasson | Oct 20, 2016 |
6. I did not particularly like this book. The illustrations were fabulous but beyond that, the text of it seemed a bit too much in terms of vocabulary and story line when you think about who the general audience in which it was probably written for. The vocabulary of it is very rich, but most likely too rich for young readers/listeners to understand. The actual story was a bit out there, but I'm sure it might be an enjoyable read for some.
7. The curricular connection to this book could be with science and how to relate fantasy to facts about the moon. ( )
  jmouat | Apr 10, 2016 |
Excellent story and beautiful, large, full color illustrations. I love this author so far and the Guardians of Childhood series for children. Tells the story of the Nightmare King and how the man in the moon came to be. ( )
  Erika.D | Jan 28, 2016 |
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When a newly orphaned baby in the moon makes friends with the children of Earth, he begins to shine as brightly as possible to ward off their fears.

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