Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 576 Pages, 5.91 × 7.87 × 1.57 in
Published: September 17, 2012
Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0062024701
ISBN - 13: 9780062024701
About the Book
The first book in the "New York Times"-bestselling adventure series from Meloy, lead singer of The Decemberists, and Ellis, the acclaimed illustrator of "The Mysterious Benedict Society."
From the Publisher
Prue McKeel''s life is ordinary. That is, until her brother is
abducted by a murder of crows and taken to the Impassable
Wilderness, a dense, tangled forest on the edge of Portland. No
one''s ever gone in-or at least returned to tell of it.
So begins an adventure that will take Prue and her friend Curtis
deep into the Impassable Wilderness. There they 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.
About the Author
Carson Ellis was born in Vancouver, Canada on October 5, 1975. She received a BFA in painting from the University of Montana in Missoula in 1998. She has illustrated several children's books including The Composer Is Dead by Lemony Snicket, The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, and Wildwood by her husband Colin Meloy. She received a 2010 Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators for her art in Dillweed's Revenge by Florence Parry Heide. She also creates album art, t-shirts, websites, posters, and stage sets for the rock band The Decemberists.
A satisfying blend of fantasy, adventure story, eco-fable and political satire with broad appeal; especially recommended for preteen boys.(Kirkus Reviews)