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The Sandman : the story of Sanderson Mansnoozie

by Joyce, William, 1957-

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 9 copies
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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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Collection  Children's Picture Books
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Easy Readers J E Joy
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Juvenile Picture Book J PIC Joyc
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea JOYCE William
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The second picture book in Academy Award winner William Joyce's The Guardians of Childhood series, The Sandman tells the true story of the keeper of dreams.

One foggy night, the Man in the Moon has a startling thought: When the moon is less than full and bright, who will keep children safe at night? He needs a backup plan! Or a backup Guardian, as it were. His keen eye falls upon a sleepy little fellow living on a sleepy little island who is a sweet-dreamer extraordinaire. Since good dreams always trump bad ones, this means Pitch, the Nightmare King, will be further thwarted in his nefarious quest to terrorize children. Indeed, Sanderson Mansnoozie seems the perfect choice. But there are two problems. Firstly, given that Sandy has never had a bad dream, how can MiM convince him how important this new role is to the happy-being of children everywhere? And secondly, how can MiM keep this snoozy ally awake long enough to help?

This follow-up to the New York Times bestselling The Man in the Moon , called "dazzlingly inventive" by Publishers Weekly , introduces us to the sleepy little fellow to whom we all owe many a good nights' rest, the second Guardian of Childhood, the Sandman.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Joyce's work has always had an oddball charm, even in its most commercial Rolie Polie Olie moments. Both his texts and illustrations are whimsical, with allusions to classic late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century children's lit paired with swirly nouveau and stylized deco forms. This second in the Guardians of Childhood series opens with the hero of The Man in the Moon (2011) looking for a helper in his endeavor to keep children safe at night. Enter Sandy, aka the Sandman, aka Sanderson Mansnoozie. This rotund ball of baby fat pilots a star until it falls prey to Pitch, King of Nightmares, whose minions Sandy later vanquishes. While the story doesn't quite have the coherent sweetness of Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo (1995) or The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs (1996), it makes a pleasant nighttime read, and the illustrations of tattooed mermaids, heroic constellations, and the golden Sandy himself are worth poring over time and again. Grown-ups and children alike will savor this book's rich, old-fashioned charms.--Cruze, Karen Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In the second picture-book installment in Joyce's Guardians of Childhood series, Sanderson Mansnoozie (aka, the Sandman) is enlisted by the Man in the Moon and does battle with the Nightmare King, Pitch. With his cherubic face, cottony hair, and chubby body, Sandy is an unlikely match for the vampiric Pitch, who unleashes ghoulish nightmares to terrorize children. Joyce creates a celestial battleground of constellations, threads of stardust, and inky skies before Sandy's shooting star crashes into the ocean, where-encountering lushly beautiful mermaids-he transforms Pitch's nightmares into dreams. Joyce revels in this whimsical reimagining of a legendary figure; after all, when dealing in dreams, the sky's the limit. A film based on Joyce's series arrives in theaters November 21. Ages 4-8. Agent: Michael Siegel, Michael Siegel & Associates. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Series Joyce, William, 1957- Guardians of childhood.
Subjects Sandman (Legendary character) -- Juvenile fiction.
Dreams -- Juvenile fiction.
Sleep -- Juvenile fiction.
Sandman -- Fiction.
Dreams -- Fiction.
Sleep -- Fiction.
Moon -- Fiction.
Moon -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher New York :Atheneum Books for Young Readers,2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
ISBN 9781442430426 (hbk.)
1442430427 (hbk.)
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