Find out how a round, jolly baby became the great white hope of the Milky Way—and ringleader of the Guardians of Childhood.
Up there in the sky.
Don’t you see him?
No, not the moon.
The Man in the Moon.
He wasn’t always a man.
Nor was he always on the moon.
He was once a child.
Until a battle,
a shooting star,
and a lost balloon
sent him on a quest.
Meet the very first guardian of childhood.
MiM, the Man in the Moon.
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.