The Leaf Men by William Joyce

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The brave good bugs march off to save the garden . . .

First, they must fight the evil Spider Queen . . .

Before summoning the Leaf Men to save the day . . .

But what about the mystery of the Long-Lost Toy?

Here is ancient elfin magic, epic adventure, and a bugle salute to the power of memory, loyalty and love as resounding as Robin Hood's call to his Merry Men!

 

About William Joyce

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Author and illustrator, William Joyce was born December 11, 1957. He attended Southern Methodist University. He has written and illustrated many award-winning picture books. His first published title was Tammy and the Gigantic Fish. His other titles include George Shrinks, Dinosaur Bob, Santa Calls, The Leaf Men, A Day with Wilbur Robinson, Bently and Egg, and Rolie Polie Olie. In addition to writing and illustrating, he also works on movies based on his books. Among other awards, he has received a Golden Kite Award Honor Book for Illustration and a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal. In addition, he received two Annie awards for his Rolie Polie Olie series on the Disney Channel.
 
Published June 1, 2001 by Perfection Learning. 38 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As an old lady lies abed and her garden fails with her, a doughty band of doodlebugs--`` `Tiny of body but brave of heart, we will finish what we start!' ''--climbs the tallest tree in search of the elusive Leaf Men, hoping they can set things right.

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The doodle bugs call upon the diminutive Leaf Men, ""gardeners of a grand and elfin sort"" who help restore the garden to its former splendor and transport a missing childhood talisman to the ailing owner.

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Of this fantasy tale filled with quests and triumphs, PW said, "For readers, the paintings will almost magically invoke a universe of creatures whose dramas

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