I did a little more digging into Rise of the Guardians and found out that it’s been inspired from a series of books. Maybe this is old news to a lot of people, but I had no idea, and they all look really cool! From first glance, they look about as immersive and imaginative as stories from the Chronicles of Narnia, and the Harry Potter series. I ate up theChronicles of Narniaso I’m pretty sure I will enjoy the heck out of these.
It also features a really lovely spread of artwork which I found at this website here. [The Guardians Books]
The author of these books is William Joyce, who was also the creator of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, which won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. It’s a lovely little story with no dialogue, and if you haven’t seen it yet, you should really watch it. [ Link ]