The Sandman: The Story of Sanderson Mansnoozie (with audio recording) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Don't miss The Rise of the Guardians, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters November 2012.

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 ...
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Overview

Don't miss The Rise of the Guardians, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters November 2012.

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.
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Editorial Reviews

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This second picture book in Oscar winner William Joyce's Guardians of Childhood series stands as the optimal accompaniment to the late fall release The Rise of the Guardians, which stars Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, and Isla Fisher. Another enchanting Man in the Moon dreamy story by a master in the craft.

Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
The Sandman is the second volume of Joyce's mystical "Guardians of Childhood" series, also currently on film. The first guardian, the Man in the Moon, watching over children of Earth, searches for someone to help him. In the Golden Age, Sanderson Mansnoozie pilots a shooting star. He sends a dream to help the wishes of those who wish on him come true. Attacked by Pitch, the Nightmare King, Sandy's star tumbles to Earth, to become a sandy island on which Sandy sleeps, dreams, and changes. When the Man in the Moon asks him to help keep the children safe at night, Sandy agrees, but wonders how. With the help of the sea creatures, however, he builds a cloud of sand from which he can vanquish nightmares and send lovely dreams to children everywhere. Joyce fills the double pages of this romantic fantasy with scenes of cosmic upheaval, swirling sands, gyrating Dream Pirates, and the sleepy Sandman along with the other parts of the complex tale. He uses "multimedia" to create the textures and contexts that convey the emotions of the story. Note added details on the end pages. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal
Gr 4–6—This slightly overwritten, sumptuously illustrated original folktale continues Joyce's epic series. The Man in the Moon (introduced in the first book as MiM) was the first of the "Guardians of Childhood," and it was he who discovered the others. The Sandman (aka Sandy) spends his time piloting a shooting star and delivering wishes through his constant dreaming. But when the nefarious Pitch, King of the Nightmares, attacks him, he loses control of his star and crashes into Earth. MiM's wish allows him to land safely and to fill his island with dreams. Eventually he awakens, his island turns to a cloud, and he takes on the role of Sandman, protector of good dreams. Joyce's multimedia illustrations are lush and detailed. Sandy's starship seems to actually glow against the starry sky, and Pitch is dark and menacing, his minions black, creepy, and goblinesque. The many full-bleed spreads on dark backgrounds are cinematic in scope, detailed, and a pleasure to view. The text is written in an ornate, old-fashioned way that fits the style of the story but occasionally becomes labored or overwrought. Because of the recent film, there may be requests for this book and the earlier titles.—Amy Lilien-Harper, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442454484
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Series: Guardians of Childhood Series
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Edition description: No Edition
  • Pages: 56
  • Sales rank: 382,362
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • File size: 20 MB
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Meet the Author

William Joyce
William Joyce does a lot of stuff—films, apps, Olympic curling—but children’s books are his true bailiwick (The Numberlys, The Man in the Moon, Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King, Toothiana, and the #1 New York Times bestselling The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, which is also an Academy Award–winning short film, to name a few). He lives with his family in Shreveport, Louisiana.

William Joyce does a lot of stuff—films, apps, Olympic curling—but children’s books are his true bailiwick (The Numberlys, The Man in the Moon, Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King, Toothiana, and the #1 New York Times bestselling The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, which is also an Academy Award–winning short film, to name a few). He lives with his family in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    Nice illustrations. Part of a series

    The story tells the origins of the Sandman and how he becomes a Guardin of childhood.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    Highly,Highly Recommend!!A MUST HAVE SERIES FOR KIDS AND ADULTS!

    William Joyce is unbelievable!!!These are awesome books for kids and adults alike--The same as The Narnia Collection by C.S. Lewis.The movie Rise of the Guardians(WONDERFUL!!) is based on these books. A MUST HAVE for all parents who like their children to read good literature!

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    Beautiful artwork

    Very entertaining.

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    Posted June 23, 2013

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    ILOVEITILOVEITILOVEIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This book is NOT recamended for people with no time on thier hands!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVEIT!!!!!!!!! <3

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