Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book I by Colin MeloyWildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book I by Colin Meloy

Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book I

byColin MeloyIllustratorCarson Ellis

Hardcover | August 30, 2011

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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.

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.

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...
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Title:Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book IFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:560 pages, 7.75 × 6 × 1.65 inShipping dimensions:7.75 × 6 × 1.65 inPublished:August 30, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006202468X

ISBN - 13:9780062024688

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magic of the woods This was an Amazing book! It had a great story line with twists and turns. I couldnt put it down! Anyone who is looking for a fanasty book 100% recommend.
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Adventurous Very good. So sweet though. Prue was very secretive about hiding her lost brother. Very good, heart warming and cute.
Date published: 2015-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very entertaining I enjoyed all of it. It is a great book and like all great books should make a good film!
Date published: 2014-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wildwood What a wonderful story, full of adventure and heartwarming episodes
Date published: 2014-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The magical and wild woods I’m finally working through the books I’ve read but neglected to review, and this one comes in 9 months after. The Decemberists has beautiful album covers, and lead singer Colin Meloy and his illustrator wife Carson Ellis coming together outside of The Decemberists’ musical scene into the literary world has produced something magical – “Wildwood.” Comparisons to “The Chronicles of Narnia” are understandable since they are many apparent influences, say an evil queen witch, talking animals, kids journeying to a different realm of which they have a connection to, among others. “Wildwood,” with its contemporary Portland, OR, setting makes it very much accessible for a North American audience, and readers of this generation. Also, having a female protagonist and a male counterpart enables the book to reach out and captivate both genders. Meant to be a series of children’s books, “Wildwood” is now followed by the recently published “Under Wildwood,” which also has an amazingly illustrated cover. I eagerly look forward to reading more of the adventures of Prue and Curtis!
Date published: 2012-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Narnia All I can say is read it, I couldn't put it down! It is this generations Narnia!
Date published: 2012-01-31

Editorial Reviews

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.