|Jack Frost (Guardians of childhood)|
Author: Joyce, William
He once saved the baby who became the Man in the Moon, but now sails the icy winds and surfs the clouds to help the children of the world.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 4.40
Points: .5 Quiz: 177386
Kirkus Reviews (08/15/15)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 09/15/2015 In this new addition to the Guardians of Childhood series, which spans picture books, novels, and film, Joyce (The Man in the Moon, 2011) supplies an imaginative account of Jack Frost, the boy Guardian who never grew up. During the Golden Age, he is known as Nightlight, sworn to protect the Man in the Moon and light his way. But when the Nightmare King attacks, Nightlight is flung to Earth, where he awakens many years later as Jackson Frost, “an icy boy . . . whose slightest breath or touch brought spirals of frost.” Cold and lonely, he flies aimlessly until he remembers his earlier oath to guide and protect, and finds renewed purpose watching over the children of Earth. Stars, planets, clouds, and snow swirl within multimedia illustrations that utilize rich colors and light’s soft glow. Joyce takes care to fill the book’s pages with a story that recalls Peter Pan at times and is fuller than many tales written for such a young audience. An enchanting fantasy. - Copyright 2015 Booklist.