The Man in the Moon
The Man in the Moon (book cover)
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Author William Joyce
Illustrator William Joyce
Published on October 2, 2012
Published by Atheneum Books
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The Man in the Moon is the first picture book in the Guardians of Childhood series. It tells the story of Tsar Lunar, the very first Guardian who lives on the moon and protects the dreams of all the world's children.


In the first book of a multibook series, find out how a round, jolly baby became the great white hope of the Milky Way—and ringleader of the Guardians of Childhood. Up there in the sky.  Don’t you see him?  No, not the moon.  The Man in the Moon.  He wasn’t always a man.  Nor was he always on the moon. 

He was once a child.  Like you.  Until a battle,  a shooting star,  and a lost balloon  sent him on a quest.  Meet the very first guardian of childhood.  MiM, the Man in the Moon.

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