Friday, June 1, 2012

E. Aster Bunnymund by William Joyce

Happy Friday, dear readers.
The Queen here, who is very happy it's Friday. That means the weekend is here and I love spending my weekends relaxing with a good book. How do you enjoy spending your weekends?

Today, I wish to present the second book in the Guardian series by William Joyce, E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core. What a title. What a book! Book Two has proven to be just as exciting as the first story.

Our heroes, Katherine, Ombric and North are once again united in a battle to stop Pitch, the Nightmare King. This time, they meet up with the elusive E. Aster Bunnnymund, one of the last surviving Pookas, who has withdrawn from humanity in preference of his mechanical eggs and fantastical chocolate factory. North and Kathrine must convince the giant Pooka to help them save the children of Stanoff Claussen who've been trapped in the center of the earth by Pitch. The Nightmare King returns once again intent on obtaining Ombric's extensive library of knowledge. Will his plan succeed?

Well, now, you'll just have to read it and find out. 

Author: William Joyce                                                                                                              

Book Information:

Publisher and date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 21, 2012)
Reading level:Ages 7 and up
Book Info:Hardcover: 272 pages
Genre: Fantasy chapter book

Favorite Line: "Nightlight had always known that taking the sorrows of those you love makes you stronger in the end."

Book Summary from Publisher website
Forget the bunny trail. E. Aster Bunnymund is on a warpath. In this second chapter book in William Joyce’s The Guardians series, sometimes you have to crack a few eggs.

Pitch, the Nightmare King, and his Fearlings had been soundly driven back by Nicholas St. North and company in the first Guardians’ adventure. But now Pitch has disappeared completely—and out of sight does NOT make for out of mind. It seems certain that he’s plotting a particularly nefarious revenge, and the Guardians suspect he might have gone underground. But how can they find him there?

Enter E. Aster Bunnymund, the only emissary of the fabled brotherhood of the Pookas—the league of philosophical warrior rabbits of imposing intellect and size. Highly skilled in martial arts (many of which he invented himself), Bunnymund is brilliant, logical, and a tunnel-digger extraordinaire. If the Guardians need paths near the Earth’s core, he’s their Pooka. He’s also armed with magnificent weapons of an oval-sort, and might just be able to help in the quest for the second piece of the Moonclipper.

This second book in The Guardians series is about much more than fixing a few rotten eggs—it brings the Guardians one step closer to defeating Pitch!

Authors Arena

William Joyce has put his personal stamp on all types of children’s media. His books include the New York Times bestseller The Man in the Moon, Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King, E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth’s Core!, and Santa Calls. He’s won three Emmy awards for his Rolie Polie Olie animated series, developed character concepts for Toy Story and A Bug’s Life, and made films including Robots and Meet the Robinsons. He’s currently executive producer of the DreamWorks Animation release of Rise of the Guardians (Fall 2012) inspired by his new series. He is also producing The Leaf Men, based on his book The Leaf Men. And his star continues to rise—he’s been nominated for an Academy Award for his innovative short film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. He lives in Shreveport, LA, and is the founder of Moonbot Studios.

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