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Wildwood (Wildwood Chronicles #1) (Paperback)

    By Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
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    How did I miss this little gem when it came out? I'm so glad I picked it up recently to see what the fuss was about. A thrilling and completely engaging middle grade read about Prue McKeel's foray into The Impassable Wilderness to find her baby brother who was abducted by crows right before her eyes. Need I say more? It's dark and fantastical with amazing characters both human and animal. I can't wait until my son is old enough to enjoy it so I can read it again with him. (Christine)

    — From Christine

    How did I miss this little gem when it came out? I'm so glad I picked it up recently to see what the fuss was about. A thrilling and completely engaging middle grade read about Prue McKeel's foray into The Impassable Wilderness to find her baby brother who was abducted by crows right before her eyes. Need I say more? It's dark and fantastical with amazing characters both human and animal. I can't wait until my son is old enough to enjoy it so I can read it again with him. (Christine)

    — From Christine

    Description


    For fans of The Chronicles of Narnia comes the first book in the Wildwood Chronicles, the New York Times bestselling fantasy adventure series by Colin Meloy, lead singer of the Decemberists, and Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of The Mysterious Benedict Society. Now in paperback!

    In Wildwood, Prue and her friend Curtis uncover a secret world in the midst of violent upheaval—a world full of warring creatures, peaceable mystics, and powerful figures with the darkest intentions. And what begins as a rescue mission becomes something much greater as the two friends find themselves entwined in a struggle for the very freedom of this wilderness. A wilderness the locals call Wildwood.

    Wildwood captivates readers with the wonder and thrill of a secret world within the landscape of a modern city. It feels at once firmly steeped in the classics of children's literature and completely fresh at the same time. The story is told from multiple points of view, and the book features more than eighty illustrations, including six full-color plates, making this an absolutely gorgeous object.

    Praise For…


    Meloy has an immediately recognizable verbal style and creates a fully realized fantasy world…. Ellis’s illustrations perfectly capture the original world and contribute to the feel of an instant timeless classic. Further adventures in Wildwood cannot come quickly enough.

    WILDWOOD is an irresistible, atmospheric adventure - richly imagined and richly rewarding.

    This book is like the wild, strange forest it describes. It is full of suspense and danger and frightening things the world has never seen, and once I stepped inside I never wanted to leave.

    A satisfying blend of fantasy, adventure story, eco-fable and political satire with broad appeal; especially recommended for preteen boys.

    WILDWOOD is a beautiful object and a beautiful read. One half fairy tale, one half coming of age story, one half unrepentantly gorgeous work of art, this book is overflowing with gifts.

    Dark and whimsical, with a true and uncanny sense of otherworldliness, WILDWOOD is the heir to a great tradition of stories of wild childhood adventure. It snatched me up and carried me off into a world I didn’t want to leave.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9780062024701
    ISBN-10: 0062024701
    Publisher: Balzer + Bray
    Publication Date: September 25th, 2012
    Pages: 576
    Language: English