This is the story of the Sandman. He started out as a tiny man with insomnia, but when he found a dragon scale, filed it down into sand, and that sand blew into his eyes and put him to sleep immediately--well, he found his vocation. He knew how horrible it was not to be able to sleep, so he wanted to help others, especially children, fall asleep easily. Now he spends his time fetching dragon scales, filing them down, and dleivering them to children who can't sleep.
The illustrations are fantastic and epic, the story is sweet and imaginative, and I really enjoyed this book.