The Man in the Moon

The Man in the Moon

Written and Illustrated by William Joyce



William Joyce–  Can’t say enough about him!  He does fantastic illustrations in all of his work, and The Man in the Moon is no exception.  The book is a lengthy tale of a young boy, MiM loses his parents and his guardian, Nightlight, to the Prince of Nightmares.  He grows up on the moon and watches the antics of children on earth.  As he grows up, he realizes that the children of earth were still plagued by nightmares and were afraid of the dark.  He makes the moon glow at night so that children would always have nightlight and know that they didn’t have to be afraid of the dark.

Special Features: There is a short film of the same name, directed by Joyce, which inspired the film The Rise of the Guardians.  Joyce has also won an Academy Award for Short Film for his short film version of his book The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.

Accessed: Augusta County Library


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