Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: Guardians


E. ASTER BUNNYMUND AND THE WARRIOR EGGS AT THE EARTH'S CORE by William Joyce
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"You could cut the preciousness with a knife. Next up: Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairy armies. (Fantasy. 9-11) "
A long-eared guardian with a corps of fierce, chocolate warriors helps to rescue the kidnapped children of Santoff Claussen village in this sequel to Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King (2011). Read full book review >
NICHOLAS ST. NORTH AND THE BATTLE OF THE NIGHTMARE KING by William Joyce
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A quick read, with plenty of rococo weapons, characters and creatures (notably reindeer). (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Streaks of preciousness mar, or at least mark, an "origins" tale framed as a monumental struggle between the King of Nightmares and a Cossack bandit plainly destined for a later career bringing gifts to children on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >