New movie based on book!

Maybe you've seen the commercials on TV for the new movie coming out next week- The Rise of the Guardians. But did you know that it is based on a book?

William Joyce, author/illustrator of favorites such as George Shrinks, Rolie Polie Olie, and Santa Calls (one of *my* favorite Christmas picture books), recently started a series of chapter books called The Guardians.  The first one is Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King. The publisher says the story is "Nicholas St. North, a daredevil swordsman seeking treasure in the fiercely guarded village of Santoff Claussen finds, instead, the great wizard Ombric Shalazar and a battle against the Nightmare King and his evil Fearlings--a battle Nicholas can win only if he finds five other Guardians in time." The second is E.Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior eggs at the earth's core.

We'll have to see how close the movie follows the book - we already know that they've changed the look of the bunny, as you can tell by the cover of the second book: