Under Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book II by Colin MeloyUnder Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book II by Colin Meloy

Under Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book II

byColin MeloyIllustratorCarson Ellis

Paperback | September 24, 2013

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Under Wildwood is the second book in the New York Times bestselling adventure series the Wildwood Chronicles from Colin Meloy, lead singer of the Decemberists, and Carson Ellis, the acclaimed illustrator of The Mysterious Benedict Society.

Ever since Prue McKeel returned home from the Impassable Wilderness after rescuing her brother from the malevolent Dowager Governess, life has been pretty dull. School holds no interest for her, and her new science teacher keeps getting on her case about her dismal test scores and daydreaming in class. Her mind is constantly returning to the verdant groves and sky-tall trees of Wildwood, where her friend Curtis still remains as a bandit-in-training.

But all is not well in that world. Dark assassins with mysterious motives conspire to settle the scores of an unknown client. A titan of industry employs inmates from his orphanage to work his machine shop, all the while obsessing over the exploitation of the Impassable Wilderness. And, in what will be their greatest challenge yet, Prue and Curtis are thrown together again to save themselves and the lives of their friends, and to bring unity to a divided country. But in order to do that, they must go under Wildwood.

In Under Wildwood, Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis reveal new dimensions of the epic fantasy-adventure series begun with the critically acclaimed, bestselling Wildwood.

Colin Meloy once wrote Ray Bradbury a letter, informing him that he "considered himself an author too." He was ten. Since then, Colin has gone on to be the singer and songwriter for the band the Decemberists, where he channels all of his weird ideas into weird songs. With the Wildwood Chronicles, he is now channeling those ideas into n...
Title:Under Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book IIFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:592 pages, 7.75 × 6 × 1.64 inShipping dimensions:7.75 × 6 × 1.64 inPublished:September 24, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062024736

ISBN - 13:9780062024732


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whimsical A great, whimsical book. My girls really enjoyed. This is truly a wild tale with lots of twists and turns along the way.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Under Wildwood A thoughtful story about the greedy demise of our native lands
Date published: 2014-06-02

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Under Wildwood: "Droll and ornate, elegiac and romantic-the sequel to Wildwood (2011) brings readers deeper into and under the pine-scented, magical world tantalizingly close to Portland, Ore...The incomparable Ellis more than rises to the challenge-her sly, wistful, abundant illustrations provide an emotional through line."