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Best-Selling Author William Joyce Releases Two New Imaginative Children’s Books from Simon & Schuster

“The Sandman: The Story of Sanderson Mansnoozie” and “Toothiana: Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies” available on October 2, 2012

SHREVEPORT, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- New York Times best-selling author, illustrator, Academy Award-winning filmmaker and Emmy Award winner, William Joyce today announced two new children’s books titled “The Sandman: The Story of Sanderson Mansnoozie” and “Toothiana: Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies” available online at Simon & Schuster and on shelves in Barnes & Noble and other U.S. bookstores.

The imaginative new books are part of Joyce’s two series for children and young adults. “The Sandman” is the second picture book in the luminous series for children of all ages called The Guardians of Childhood. “Toothiana” is the third book in the chapter books series called The Guardians designed for young adults. The two collections set the stage for Joyce’s upcoming DreamWorks animated feature film titled Rise of The Guardians, starring Chris Pine, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin and Jude Law, in theaters November 11, 2012.

“When my kids were young, they asked about where Santa came from and where the Easter Bunny lived. My daughter inspired me to do the series when she asked, ‘do they all know each other?,’” said William Joyce, creator of The Guardians series. “My vision is to explain the mythology for these classic characters in picture, film and story form.

The wondrous world of The Guardians

  • "The Sandman: The Story of Sanderson Mansnoozie" is the gorgeously illustrated follow-up to New York Times bestseller The Man in the Moon. Perfect for younger children, this story introduces readers to the sleepy little fellow to whom we owe many a good nights’ rest, the second Guardian of Childhood, the Sandman. [Simon & Schuster: $17.99.]
  • "Toothiana: Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies" is newest in The Guardian series and delves into the secret world of the third Guardian, the mysterious Tooth Fairy. Written for late elementary school-age children, this third chapter book presents to you Her Serene Royal Highness, Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairies, The third Guardian. There’s a lot more to this tooth-swiping sprite than meets the eye! [Simon & Schuster: $14.99.]

“‘The Sandman’ and ‘Toothiana’ are two classic pieces of literature full of whimsy, fun, and imagination that every child needs on his or her book shelf,” said Justin Chanda, publisher of Atheneum for Simon & Schuster. “Partnering with a visionary like William Joyce who has put his personal stamp on all types of children’s media has been a thoroughly rewarding experience for all of us here at Simon & Schuster.”

About William Joyce

William Joyce has achieved world-wide recognition as an author, illustrator and pioneer in the digital and animation industry. Named by Newsweek magazine as “One of the 100 people to watch in the new millennium”, Joyce has been heavily involved in the world of digital animation from its full-scale inception at Pixar Animation. His projects have been produced by nearly every major film studio including Disney, 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation. His feature films and television shows include the films Robots and Meet the Robinsons and the television series Rolie Polie Olie for which he won 3 Emmy Awards.

Joyce is currently executive producer of the animated feature, The Rise Guardians, for DreamWorks which is scheduled for a 2012 Holiday release. Additionally, he is the writer, producer, and production designer on the Fox Studios feature film, Epic, based on his book The Leaf Men. Epic is scheduled for a summer 2013 release. The combined box office total of the films he has originated or been an integral part of is close to a billion dollars. All five of his feature films have earned over $100 million worldwide. Both of his television series achieved worldwide status, the rarest and most difficulty level of achievement in broadcast television.

About Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster, a part of the CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com.

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