E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core!

E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core!

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Forget the bunny trail. E. Aster Bunnymund is on a warpath. In this second chapter book in Academy Award winner William Joyce's The Guardians series, sometimes you have to crack a few eggs.

Pitch, the Nightmare King, and his Fearlings had been soundly driven back by Nicholas St. North and company in the first Guardians' adventure. But now Pitch has disappeared completely--and out of sight does NOT make for out of mind. It seems certain that he's plotting a particularly nefarious revenge, and the Guardians suspect he might have gone underground. But how can they find him there?

Enter E. Aster Bunnymund, the only emissary of the fabled brotherhood of the Pookas--the league of philosophical warrior rabbits of imposing intellect and size. Highly skilled in martial arts (many of which he invented himself), Bunnymund is brilliant, logical, and a tunnel-digger extraordinaire. If the Guardians need paths near the Earth's core, he's their Pooka. He's also armed with magnificent weapons of an oval-sort, and might just be able to help in the quest for the second piece of the Moonclipper .

This second book in The Guardians series is about much more than fixing a few rotten eggs--it brings the Guardians one step closer to defeating Pitch!
Publisher: New York :, Atheneum Books for Young Readers,, [2018]
Edition: First Atheneum Books for Young Readers paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781442430518
Branch Call Number: J FIC Joyce
Characteristics: 251 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
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RebelBelle13
Feb 12, 2019

Had this not been a very short book, it would have ended up being a bit of a slog. That's not to say that this sophomore effort from Joyce is no good- it is still richly imagined with vibrant characters within a beautiful alternative magical Earthen past. The Guardians are slowly meeting and making their way to one another to provide a unified front against Pitch, the Nightmare King. This second novel highlights E. Aster Bunnymund, the owner of the second moon relic. I say it was a bit of a slog, because we really don't meet Bunnymund until halfway through a 250 page book. Pitch captures the children again, and it's up to Katherine, North, Ombric, Bunnymund, and Nightlight to set them free. We're introduced to new characters, including Katherine's goose, the egg armies, and Qwerty the caterpillar. We even get a glimpse into Ombric's childhood. This novel fleshes out the Guardians world we already know, but at the same time, indicates we still have a long way to go to finish the larger story. I will certainly continue with the next, and hopefully, it flows better than this one did.

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anstinek
Dec 30, 2016

This is shaping up to be a really good series. I'm enjoying the "alternate origin stories" for some of my childhood's heroes - Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, Mother Goose, etc.

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puzumaki
May 14, 2015

A unique interpretation of the Easter bunny. I can see how children that are entrenched in the characters associated with holidays would find these a great adventure, although the origin stories are definitely fantastical (if it were my child, I might introduce them to the true origins first, to be honest).

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cduke
Jul 15, 2014

this book is egg-cellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MEDINASTORYTIME May 04, 2012

Great Fantasy Series & Family Read a Loud - AW

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Apr 23, 2019

pankajingle thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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