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The Man in the Moon

byWilliam JoyceIllustratorWilliam Joyce

Picture Books | September 6, 2011

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In the first book of a multibook series, find out how a round, jolly baby became the great white hope of the Milky Way—and ringleader of the Guardians of Childhood.

Up there in the sky.
Don’t you see him?
No, not the moon.
The Man in the Moon.

He wasn’t always a man.
Nor was he always on the moon.

He was once a child.
Like you.

Until a battle,
a shooting star,
and a lost balloon
sent him on a quest.

Meet the very first guardian of childhood.
MiM, the Man in the Moon.
Author and illustrator, William Joyce was born December 11, 1957. He attended Southern Methodist University. He has written and illustrated many award-winning picture books. His first published title was Tammy and the Gigantic Fish. His other titles include George Shrinks, Dinosaur Bob, Santa Calls, The Leaf Men, A Day with Wilbur Robi...
Title:The Man in the MoonFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:56 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.5 inPublished:September 6, 2011Publisher:415231986Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1442430419

ISBN - 13:9781442430419

Appropriate for ages: 4


Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Delightful Fairytale This is a great story for people of any age, whether you're amongst the children it's intended for or not. The illustrations are beautiful, and the story itself is unique amongst other stories of the Man in the Moon. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We LOVE this series! This is a fantastic story with wonderful illustrations, it's a keeper for our children's personal library! Our younger child enjoys it more, but the older sibling will creep into the room when it is being read too! Getting caught in this series also led us to William Joyce's book The Mischievians - which is quite different than this series but quite as enjoyable!
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A gem of a find! I stumbled upon this book in the bargin section a few years ago and our whole family are dear fans of anything by William Joyce. Childhood story teller like no other.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great kick off to a wonderful series Another classic Joyce book that is enjoyable for children and adults, with compelling illustrations and a story that encourages imagination.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This series moves me William Joyce is a treasure. I stumbled across this book at our library and quickly fell in love. The lyrical prose and beautiful illustrations enchant. A great story for children 0-10.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whimsiccal and Wonderful! Reason for Reading: I received this book unsolicited but it captured my fancy as soon as I saw it. This is an absolutely beautiful book. First of all it reminds me of a late 19th century picturebook with the lavish illustration, the text and the layout when looking at the endpages, the title page, the first page and so on. It has that old-time feel about it, but as one really starts looking the illustrations one recognizes the steampunk theme, the clockworks, the airships. Pure delight! In fact I'm not sure whether I enjoyed the pictures or the story most here. A whimsical story of how the man in the moon got to be there, what he does and how he gathered the guardians of childhood together. Starting with himself, the keeper of lost balloons and secret wishes, he also found Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and others who would protect children from Pitch the keeper of Nightmares. This is a book for all ages and just the beginning of a new series that will include picture and chapter books. This one must be bought in the 'tree' version though, you simply will not get the same aesthetic experience from an ereader!
Date published: 2012-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful story! Lovely illustrations, and a wonderful story that soothed my 4 year old before bed. She was eager for me to read it to her again, and she tend s to be picky about her stories!
Date published: 2012-01-02

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