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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (630 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Joyce Narrator: Gerard Doyle Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Guardians of Childhood Series Release Date: February 2012 ISBN: 9781442349247
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Forget the bunny trail. E. Aster Bunnymund is on a warpath. In this second chapter book in 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!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Deep, dark, dazzling…[The] latest and most wonderful of William Joyce’s worlds.” 

    Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

  • “Clever and packed with quirky, imaginative creations, lovingly illustrated by Joyce.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/1/2014

    " I love E. Aster Bunnymund! An exciting story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Clark | 1/26/2014

    " I loved this book. I really liked this version of the Easter Bunny. Some things were predictable but it never changed anything for me, I just kept reading. Laughed multiple times too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Kasso | 1/25/2014

    " I liked this book better than the first one in the series. This book would be especially appealing to students who prefer short chapters. I'll definitely read the third book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey Anderson | 1/23/2014

    " A wonderful world for kids. I love the Pooka. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laramort | 1/13/2014

    " I keep thinking these books will get better but they aren't. My son keeps wanting to read them though, so I guess we will. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 1/1/2014

    " Okay I noticed these books a couple years ago but never got around to really looking into them. After seeing Rise of the Guardians I discovered that the movie is roughly based on this series. So, having enjoyed the movie and the premise around it, I just had to read them. Sure part of me is disappointed that most of the books are completely different from the movie, however mostly I am just addicted to them. I love the premise behind both, and as much as I would love a book about Jack Frost (and in line with the movie) I am completely happy with the books so far. They are very different but similar in the ways that "speak" to me. Very good, quick reads. Great for kids who enjoy reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/1/2014

    " E. Aster Bunnymund is the second of the Guardian series books. It continues the story of Nicholas St. North, Katherine, and Ombric as they search for the relics that will help in their battle against the evil Pitch. I read this story with my son, who frequently stopped to shout out an inference or belief that he had for what was happening in the story. It has been a long time since he has been so interested in a series of books as he is with these. We are eagerly looking forward to starting the third in the series and hope that the fourth will be published soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/30/2013

    " Cute! Loved Bunnymund and his delicious chocolates! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessi | 12/13/2013

    " Had to continue the series and you know what? It may be marked as a children's book but really I think all ages can enjoy it. It's an interesting take on the myths and legends we heard as a child. As I go through the series I'm finding it easier and easier to believe again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 10/10/2013

    " This was another great one from William Joyce. This is probably the funniest Guardian book so far. The easter bunny is a unique character to be sure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joey Ellson | 9/8/2013

    " A very good story, my favorite of the three books of the Guardians :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky | 7/23/2013

    " Just as good as the first one! We're starting number 3 tomorrow! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Faith Fishcrazy | 6/16/2013

    " This is a really facinating series. The way this author can make a intelligable story using the easter bunny is really interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 4/7/2013

    " Good second book in the series; good battle at the earth's core. My 7-year-old and I are ready to move on to book three! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drucilla | 2/11/2013

    " Actual rating: 3.5 stars. I definitely enjoyed this book better than the previous one. Bunnymund quickly became my favorite character. It just would have been nice had he shown up earlier in the book (which is part of the reason I didn't give it four stars). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Clapp-Work | 1/24/2013

    " This is really a wonderful book with wonderful imagination. I love how classic characters are transformed in this world created by William Joyce. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlotte Hedke gehle | 1/8/2013

    " Great follow up to the Nicholas St North story. Enjoyed it very much! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 1/8/2013

    " I really like the spin they put on the Easter Bunny, much better than what he did with Santa Claus in the first book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison | 10/21/2012

    " Still not loving it. Drew totally into them. On to the third! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg Simmons | 4/25/2012

    " I've never liked a children's novel so much before! I recommend it for all ages. "

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About the Author

William Joyce is the New York Times bestselling author of The Man in the Moon, Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King, Santa Calls, and others. He has won three Emmy Awards for his Rolie Polie Olie animated series, developed character concepts for Toy Story and A Bug’s Life, and made the films Robots and Meet the Robinsons. He is currently executive producer of the DreamWorks Animation release Rise of the Guardians. Most recently, he won an Academy Award for his animated short film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. He lives in Shreveport, Louisiana.

About the Narrator

Gerard Doyle, award-winning narrator, was born of Irish parents and raised and educated in England. In Great Britain he has enjoyed an extensive career in both television and repertory theater and toured nationally and internationally with the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in London’s West End in the gritty musical The Hired Man. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. A seasoned narrator, he has been awarded thirty-one AudioFile Earphones Awards, was named a Best Voice in Young Adult Fiction in 2008, and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2006 for The Dead Yard by Adrian McKinty.