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The Sandman: The Story of Sanderson Mansnoozie

The Sandman: The Story of Sanderson Mansnoozie

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The second picture book in Academy Award winner William Joyce's The Guardians of Childhood series, The Sandman tells the true story of the keeper of dreams.

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. Indeed, 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 New York Times bestselling The Man in the Moon, called "dazzlingly inventive" by Publishers Weekly, introduces us to the sleepy little fellow to whom we all owe many a good nights' rest, the second Guardian of Childhood, the Sandman.

Author: William Joyce
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Published: 10/02/2012
Pages: 48
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.32lbs
Size: 10.44h x 10.29w x 0.73d
ISBN: 9781442430426
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.6
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 155021 / Sandman

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 09/15/2012
Booklist 11/15/2012 pg. 54
Publishers Weekly 11/19/2012 pg. 57
School Library Journal 12/01/2012 pg. 119
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2013 pg. 32 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw

About the Author
William Joyce does a lot of stuff but children's books are his true bailiwick (The Guardians series, Dinosaur Bob series, George Shrinks, and the #1 New York Times bestselling The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, which is also his Academy Award-winning short film, to name a few). He lives in Shreveport, Louisiana. Talk to William Joyce and see upcoming work at @HeyBillJoyce on Twitter and Instagram.

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