Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King by William Joyce

Ever wonder how Santa Claus came to be? And, more importantly, how he became a Guardian? The story is told in Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King by William Joyce. Pitch (aka the Boogeyman) has gotten out and wants nothing more than to torture children’s dreams. Together, a wizard named Ombric from Santoff Claussen and Nicholas St. North, a bandit, along with some help from a little foundling named Katherine and a spectral boy, must battle Pitch to help the children. The book is cute and sweet and reads very fast. It is the beginning of the Guardians series of books (the series from which the movie Rise of the Guardians was adapted). I enjoyed it and my 7 year old son is enjoying reading it, too.

4 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2014: 38
Pages Read in 2014: 9223
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