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The Man in the Moon

by Joyce, William, 1957-

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 12 copies
Available (10)
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Avalon Public Library Childrens E JOY
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Picture Books E Joy
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books j FICTION Joyce
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books j FICTION Joyce
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Dormont Public Library Concepts CONCEPTS JOYC
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E JOYCE
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea JOYCE William
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC JOYCE
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E JOY
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South Fayette Township Library Juvenile Picture Book J E JOY
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books CHECKED OUT
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Summary
In the first book of a multibook series, 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.
Like you.

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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Joyce introduces a new picture-book series, the Guardians of Childhood, with this fantastical legend of MiM, the Man in the Moon. MiM's story begins in the Golden Age, when he is a baby, inhabiting the heavens with Moonmice and Glowworms and attended by his trusted protector, Nightlight. When wicked Pitch, the King of Nightmares, sets his sights on the innocent babe, MiM's parents send the child to a faraway galaxy with a little blue and green planet called Earth. There, MiM grows up to become patriarch to the other Guardians (E. Bunny, Jack Frost, Tooth Fairy, et al). Joyce's trademark romantic imagination is abundantly clear here. The long text requires patience, but both the words and pictures have a cinematic polish, adorned with poetic curlicues. Depictions of MiM and his crew, painted with glossy clarity, contrast nicely with the sketchy sepia of Pitch and his battlements. Families will welcome this original fable and look forward to successive outings with the Guardians of Childhood.--Barthelmess, Thom Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Joyce's (A Day with Wilbur Robinson) concoction, the inaugural offering in the Guardians of Childhood series (with films and 12 books to follow), is a rich, cinematic brew of steampunk fancies. His sumptuous spreads are crowded with rotund telescopes, Jules Verne rocket ships, and sherbet-bearing robots, all painted in a superb palette of indigo and gold. The infant Man in the Moon (named for the Moon Clipper, an extraterrestrial airship that disguises itself as a moon at night) is hidden away by his parents in order to escape the nefarious Pitch, "the King of Nightmares," renowned for "plundering planets, extinguishing stars, and scuttling every airship that crossed his path." Without his parents, but amply provided for, the acronymically nicknamed MiM grows up, round-faced and nattily dressed, orbiting Earth in the derelict clipper ("It was now just a moon"). Learning of the hopes and dreams of Earth's children, he gathers a team of fellow guardians to protect and console them. Joyce combines elemental fairyland themes-a cloistered heir, secret powers, mysterious good deeds-into a tale that's warm and fuzzy, swashbuckling, and dazzlingly inventive all at the same time. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Series Joyce, William, 1957- Guardians of childhood.
Subjects Moon -- Juvenile fiction.
Moon -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Atheneum Books for Young Readers,2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
ISBN 9781442430419
1442430419
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