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 "Of course you know the Guardians. You've known them since before you could remember..."


A series of books by William Joyce (writer and production designer behind Meet the Robinsons, Robots and Rolie Polie Olie), The Guardians of Childhood tells a sweeping tale of the ongoing battle between Pitch, lord of nightmares, and the titular guardians, consisting of figures such as the Man in the Moon, Nicolas St. North, the Tooth Fairy, Bunnymund the Easter Bunny, the Sandman, Mother Goose, and Jack Frost.

A film adaptation by Dreamworks Animation, Rise of the Guardians, is set for release in November 2012.

Books so far (out of a planned 12) include:

  • Picture Books
    • The Man in the Moon
    • The Sandman: The Story of Sanderson ManSnoozy (October 2012)
  • Novels
    • Nicolas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King
    • E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core!
    • The Discovery of Toothiana: Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies (October 2012)

Tropes featured in these works include:

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