Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: Guardians of Childhood


THE SANDMAN by William Joyce
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"The art makes a bigger impression than the story, but the overall tone is appropriately dreamy, and as for that creeping nightmare: "you know it's not real." (Picture book. 5-9)"
At the behest of the Man in the Moon, shooting-star captain Sanderson Mansnoozie takes on a new responsibility—guarding Earth's children from the evil Pitch and his Dream Pirates. Read full book review >
THE MAN IN THE MOON by William Joyce
FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Here's hoping that future installments in this ambitious series will spend less time on back story and more on story line. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A visual feast cannot compensate for lackluster plotting in this first installment of a new mega-series that involves picture books, chapter books and (of course) a movie. Read full book review >