Joyce, William. Jack Frost. [Guardians of Childhood series] Atheneum, 2015. $17.99. unp. 978-1-4424-3043-3. Ages 4-7. P8Q8
The first book in the Frost Chronicles and the third in the planned series of seven picture books and five chapter books, follows the background and adventures of Nightlight as he becomes Jackson Overland Frost after he saves the Man in the Moon from Pitch, the Nightmare King, and is flung to Earth. Joyce’s message is the forever boy gains joy and warmth from the children who he protects. Cinematic multimedia illustrations swirl planets, stars, clouds, and snow in rich colors and soft glows through the Golden Age of elegant Edwardian dress.
October/November 2015 review by Nel Ward.