See the Movie, Read the Books

Rise of the Guardians is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated fantasy-adventure film based on William Joyce's The Guardians of Childhood book series and The Man in the Moon short film by Joyce.


Read the Series:

Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King (Guardians of Childhood Chapter Books (Hardcover) #01)
E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core! (Guardians of Childhood Chapter Books (Hardcover) #02)
Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies (Guardians of Childhood (Hardcover) #03)
And the Picture Books:
The Man in the Moon (Guardians of Childhood (Hardcover) #1)

The Sandman: The Story of Sanderson Mansnoozie (Guardians of Childhood (Hardcover))
William Joyce has been a favorite of mine for years.  I love his Christmas Story Santa Calls.  It is very non-traditional but a wonderful adventure story of a girl whose dearest Christmas wish is the good will of her brother.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore won an Oscar for Short Film and the picture book that was released July 2012 lives up to that stellar introduction. “The idea for the film was inspired by a dear friend and mentor, Bill Morris, a lover of books and a grand old gentleman of children's book publishing,” said William Joyce.

Joyce is creative and refreshingly original. He never delivers a reworked and improved upon idea.  The art and the stories always delight.  He has authored over fifty children’s books. A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, his illustrations have appeared on many New Yorker front covers and his paintings hang in galleries and museums.  He has been involved in many notable films including Toy Story, Meet the Robinsons, and Robots.

-Anita