The Sandman

The Sandman Cover

The Sandman

The Story of Sanderson Mansnoozie

By William Joyce; William Joyce (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781442430426, 48pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2012

Description
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.


Praise For The Sandman

"A pleasant nighttime read, and the illustrations of tattooed mermaids, heroic constellations, and the golden Sandy himself are worth poring over time and again. Grown-ups and children alike will savor this book’s rich, old-fashioned charms."