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Guardians of Childhood Chapter Books #01: Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King

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andlt;bandgt;Don't miss andlt;Iandgt;The Rise of the Guardiansandlt;/Iandgt;, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters November 2012.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;Before SANTA was SANTA, he was North, Nicholas St. Northand#8212;a daredevil swordsman whose prowess with double scimitars was legendary. Like any swashbuckling young warrior, North seeks treasure and adventure, leading him to the fiercely guarded village of Santoff Claussen, said to be home to the greatest treasure in all the East, and to an even greater wizard, Ombric Shalazar. But when North arrives, legends of riches have given way to terrors of epic proportions! North must decide whether to seek his fortuneand#8230;or save the village.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;When our rebellious hero gets sucked into the chaos (literally), the fight becomes very personal. The Nightmare King and his evil Fearlings are ruling the night, owning the shadows, and sending waves of fear through all of Santoff Clausen. For North, this is a battle worth fighting...and, heand#8217;s not alone. There are five other Guardians out there. He only has to find them in time.

Review:

"Launching the Guardians series, a chapter book counterpart to Joyce's Guardians of Childhood picture book series, this beguiling clash of good vs. evil brings together several legendary figures, updated by Joyce. Key players include Ombric, a wizard who teaches the children of the village of Santoff Claussen how to make anything they imagine come true; Nicholas St. North, a reformed bandit who becomes Ombric's apprentice; Nightlight, a 'spectral boy' who is guardian to Tsar Lunar, ruler of the moon; and Katherine, a brave foundling whose dream foreshadows what North will become: 'a powerful figure of unending mirth, mystery, and magic, who lived in a city surrounded by snow.' All join forces to defeat Pitch, the King of Nightmares (called 'Boogeyman' by children), a mission that culminates in a dramatic battle in the Himalayas. With agility and flair, Joyce and Geringer build layer upon layer of fantasy and provide rich background information about the characters, while leaving much to readers' imagination — and much still to be revealed. As in the narrative, shadow and light play enticing roles in Joyce's b&w illustrations. Ages 7 — 11. Agent: Michael Siegel & Associates. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

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

Before SANTA was SANTA, he was North, Nicholas St. North—a daredevil swordsman whose prowess with double scimitars was legendary. Like any swashbuckling young warrior, North seeks treasure and adventure, leading him to the fiercely guarded village of Santoff Claussen, said to be home to the greatest treasure in all the East, and to an even greater wizard, Ombric Shalazar. But when North arrives, legends of riches have given way to terrors of epic proportions! North must decide whether to seek his fortune…or save the village.

When our rebellious hero gets sucked into the chaos (literally), the fight becomes very personal. The Nightmare King and his evil Fearlings are ruling the night, owning the shadows, and sending waves of fear through all of Santoff Clausen. For North, this is a battle worth fighting...and, he’s not alone. There are five other Guardians out there. He only has to find them in time.

About the Author

William Joyce has put his personal stamp on all types of children’s media.  His picture books include The Man in the Moon, George Shrinks, Dinosaur Bob, and Santa Calls.  He’s won three Emmy awards for his Rolie Polie Olie animated series, developed character concepts for Toy Story and A Bug’s Life, and made films including Robots and Meet the Robinsons.  He’s currently executive producer of the DreamWorks Animation release of Rise of the Guardians (Fall 2012) inspired by his new series.  He’s also producing a movie based on his book The Leaf Men. And his star continues to rise--he's been nominated for an Academy Award for his innovative short film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Laura Geringer is the author of many highly acclaimed books for children and young adults, including the celebrated A Three Hat Day illustrated by Arnold Lobel; Myth Men, a popular series of graphic novels based on the classic Greek myths; and Sign of the Qin, Book l of the Outlaws of Moonshadow Marsh series, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; and Boom, Boom Go Away illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline. She serves on the National Advisory Board of First Book, a charity that has distributed over seventy million books to children in need. Laura lives in New York City.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442430488
Author:
Joyce, William
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Author:
Geringer, Laura
Subject:
Animals - Alligators & Crocodiles
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Alligators and Crocodiles
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Guardians, The
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jkt (fx: sculptured emboss, silver f
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 6 up to 10

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Product details 240 pages Atheneum Books for Young Readers - English 9781442430488 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Launching the Guardians series, a chapter book counterpart to Joyce's Guardians of Childhood picture book series, this beguiling clash of good vs. evil brings together several legendary figures, updated by Joyce. Key players include Ombric, a wizard who teaches the children of the village of Santoff Claussen how to make anything they imagine come true; Nicholas St. North, a reformed bandit who becomes Ombric's apprentice; Nightlight, a 'spectral boy' who is guardian to Tsar Lunar, ruler of the moon; and Katherine, a brave foundling whose dream foreshadows what North will become: 'a powerful figure of unending mirth, mystery, and magic, who lived in a city surrounded by snow.' All join forces to defeat Pitch, the King of Nightmares (called 'Boogeyman' by children), a mission that culminates in a dramatic battle in the Himalayas. With agility and flair, Joyce and Geringer build layer upon layer of fantasy and provide rich background information about the characters, while leaving much to readers' imagination — and much still to be revealed. As in the narrative, shadow and light play enticing roles in Joyce's b&w illustrations. Ages 7 — 11. Agent: Michael Siegel & Associates. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Don't miss The Rise of the Guardians, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters November 2012.

Before SANTA was SANTA, he was North, Nicholas St. North—a daredevil swordsman whose prowess with double scimitars was legendary. Like any swashbuckling young warrior, North seeks treasure and adventure, leading him to the fiercely guarded village of Santoff Claussen, said to be home to the greatest treasure in all the East, and to an even greater wizard, Ombric Shalazar. But when North arrives, legends of riches have given way to terrors of epic proportions! North must decide whether to seek his fortune…or save the village.

When our rebellious hero gets sucked into the chaos (literally), the fight becomes very personal. The Nightmare King and his evil Fearlings are ruling the night, owning the shadows, and sending waves of fear through all of Santoff Clausen. For North, this is a battle worth fighting...and, he’s not alone. There are five other Guardians out there. He only has to find them in time.

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