Nicolas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King stole my son! The book came into the house, and the boy disappeared for hours. Eventually, he returned, but it seems that his imagination never came all the way back…Dazzling. — Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

“The authors do a great job of creating excitement and intrigue, and for those who love to wend their way through extraordinary tales, this novel will not disappoint. The illustrations are wonderful charcoal, graphite, and digital renderings that convey all the magic and fear contained within the story. Fans of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s Peter and the Starcatchers may want to give this book a try." — School Library Journal


"With agility and flair, Joyce and Geringer build layer upon layer of fantasy and provide rich background information about the characters, while leaving much to readers' imagination--and much still to be revealed. As in the narrative, shadow and light play enticing roles in Joyce's black and white illustrations." — Publisher’s Weekly


“Joyce and Geringer draw children into a world of fantasy grounded in reality. William Joyce’s magnificently creative illustrations, rendered in charcoal, graphite, and digital media have an old world feel that extends the text. In the world of fantasy, this book rises above the rest." — Library Media Connection


This promises to be a magical series … Young readers will find the delightful stories behind the Man in the Moon, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and other characters who make children’s lives richer and happier. In this first novel, a rich text and William Joyce’s beautiful illustrations combine to give readers a singular reading experience. — Through the Looking Glass


Not since The Spiderwick Chronicles have I read a children's fantasy that is so engaging. This book is not genre specific as it mixes fantasy, science fiction, steampunk, and fairytale retelling all together. It takes place on our Earth and yet includes creatures from Atlantis and the Moon. The book looks and has a voice similar to…L. Frank Baum…A fun, whimsical, outlandish fantasy crossed with other genres written to especially appeal to the 7-11 age group and those adults willing to be a kid again—

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