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The second picture book in Academy Award winner William Joyce’s The Guardians of Childhood series tells how the Sandman dreamed up his sweet-dreams legacy. This eBook edition includes audio!
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. So 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 Man in the Moon, a New York Times bestseller called “dazzlingly inventive,” by Publishers Weekly, introduces us to the sleepy little fellow to whom we owe many a good nights’ rest, the second Guardian of Childhood, the Sandman.
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.