ISBN: 978-1442430433 Released Date: October 27, 2015 Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers Pages: 48 Author: William Joyce
Discover how Jack Frost keeps the hearts of children happy in the third picture book in Academy Award winner William Joyce’s New York Times bestselling and “dazzlingly inventive” (Publishers Weekly) The Guardians of Childhood series.
Before Jack Frost was Jack Frost, he was Nightlight, the most trusted and valiant companion of Mim, the Man in the Moon. But when Pitch destroys Mim’s world, he nearly destroys Nightlight too, sending him plunging to Earth where, like Peter Pan, he is destined to remain forever a boy, frozen in time. And while Nightlight has fun sailing icy winds and surfing clouds, he is also lonely without his friend Mim. To keep the cold in his heart from taking over, he spreads it to the landscapes around him and earns a new name: Jack Overland Frost.
But a true friend always comes through, and on one particularly bleak night, Mim shines down and shows Jack a group of children in great peril. Through helping them, Jack finds the warmth he’s been yearning for, and realizes bringing joy to others can melt his own chill. It is this realization—that there will always be children who need moments of bravery, who need rosy cheeks, who need to build snowmen, and who are then eager for a spring day—that makes Jack realize why he is a forever boy, and worthy of becoming a Guardian of Childhood.
I see a lot of people mixing Guardians of Childhood books with the Rise of the Guardians movie, and I’m totally into that, I love it when people do that,
but the books and movie are actually pretty different. I wanted to make a fine line between what is in the books, and what is in the movie. That way, people won’t get confused or we can look at things from a different perspective.
I probably have left out a lot, and maybe forgotten a few things, but these are just the basics.
There are still a few books yet to come out for The Guardians of Childhood, so we don’t have full confirmation for a lot of things.
As for the movie, I really don’t see a sequel happening anytime soon, so I just went with the information we were given.
Otherwise, feel free to use this as a reference for any art or fan fictions you guys want to make! Any questions? Go ahead and ask~ <3
~~~~Guardians of Childhood VS Rise of the guardians ~~~~
A Personal Project exploring what could happen after the first Rise of the Guardians film, based upon both the content of the film as well as the Novels and Picture Books by William Joyce. Some knowledge of this content is necessary to understand the project fully, though some key story points are explained within the project. The full story is extensive and so is split into 5 posts.
All Rise of the Guardians and Guardians of Childhood characters are the property of Dreamworks and William Joyce, respectively.
Wow, happy 3rd anniversary, Rise of the Guardians!!
Stick to your faith and joy with the movies! Maybe one day Dreamworks might give us more concept art / animation for it? Its my favorite movie, its so beautiful. All the characters are great and so unique, I also love the books.
Happy anniversary guys, I still remember the magical time I went to the theater to see this movie. It was so incredible and magical. Lots of parts of my life have changed and I’ve been going through hard times this past month, but ROTG has always been there for me <3 Any new thing from it sparks my heart its always been an honor to be a part of the fandom.
I continue to support and promote ROTG to this day; its given me hope. The amount of time spent making this movie… all the concept art…. all the time put into each unique character… all the hidden backstories…. It’s incredible. There’s more to the story than meets the eye, and I hope one day we’ll get to peek into their backstories and get more material, because its amazing.
Thank you so much for this movie and the books and everything else from it. It’s truly been a remarkable experience that literally changed my life.