Happy Birthday, William Joyce!

December 11, 2015

Today (December 11th) marks the birth of William Joyce, an author and illustrator that you may not think that you know—but you probably do!

William Joyce wrote books like Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo and Rolie Polie Olie.  He also worked in television with shows that include Rolie Polie Olie and George Shrinks, and movies, with credits such as Meet the Robinsons (which came from A Day With Wilbur Robinson), Epic (from the story The Leaf Men and the Great Good Bugs), and Rise of the Guardians (based on The Guardians and Guardians of Childhood series of picture books and chapter books).

Now you probably recognize some of what he's made himself known for, right?!

The Guardians of Childhood series includes picture books about Mim (The Man in the Moon), Jack Frost, and Sandman while The Guardians series includes chapter book novels about characters like Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy, and more about Sandman.  The Guardians come together to watch over and protect the hopes, dreams, and imaginations of children all over the world.  Pretty great, huh!

Check out this clip of William Joyce talking about The Guardians:

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