The Man in the Moon by William Joyce

As the forerunning book in the new Guardians of Childhood series, The Man in the Moon practically leapt off the bookshelf at Target and into my heart. Admittedly, what caught me first as the books stunning cover. Those of you who know me personally know that I have a deep, abiding love for storybooks and this one only serves to fuel it and whet my appetite for future additions to the Guardians of Childhood series.

This book tells the story of MiM, the Man in the Moon, his parents, and their amazing flying moon-ship. The illustrations are lusciously colorful, the story beautiful and engaging. This is a story that I would recommend for any child and I am hoping that it will be one that my students know by heart someday.

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