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Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book I

byColin MeloyIllustratorCarson Ellis

Paperback | September 25, 2012

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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. 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.

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:Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book IFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:576 pages, 7.75 × 6 × 1.6 inShipping dimensions:7.75 × 6 × 1.6 inPublished:September 25, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062024701

ISBN - 13:9780062024701


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Adventure I was reading this novel to review it for my 10 year old niece, and I have to say I would not give it to her -- just yet. The adventure is good. The characters are fun. There is some minor language unnecessary for the telling of the story that I wish was not there... and perhaps I was awaiting something less predictable...?
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great! took a little bit for me to get into it, but once i did couldn't put it down. This is a great read, worth every penny. The illustrations are so well done, and absolutely gorgeous.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely imaginative story! So intriguing to read and the illustrations are gorgeous.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family Favourite! Re-reading the series with our daughter and we are falling in love with Wildwood all over again.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Capturing Once you come into the world of Wildwood, there's no coming back! This book blends reality and fantasy perfectly together in a mysterious coming of age way.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read, but no Narnia We just finished reading this (myself and two of my sons), and it was a good story, decently well-written, with great characters, but don't read it expecting another Narnia. C. S. Lewis' classics have led to constant discussions over issues of faith, and philosophy with our young boys, they have held those stories, ruminated over them, and grown through them. This was a fun read, but I don't think they will be cherished on anyway near the same level.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this book! This book was fun and whimsical. The characters (human and animal), story, fantasy world, and illustrations are fantastic. If you're an adult who wants a easy fantasy break...read this!
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite book of all time! I cannot put into words how amazing this book it. Beautiful writing style, exciting, imaginative story line, and lovely illustrations. Possibly the best book I've ever read.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A magical read! This book doesn't have an extremely interesting plot but I enjoyed the little paintings in this book and the way that everything was described. It was very wonderfully written and whimsical.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great fun good incorporation of modern times and fantasy.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of fun! This book is addictive! I started reading and before I knew I was done and buying the sequel
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story! As soon as I saw the cover, I knew I was in for a fun, adventurous light-hearted story. Fun, fantastical and fast-paced. Would be a great story to read out loud around the campfire when camping. Good for young and the young-at-heart.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful and Imaginative! An excellent read if you're looking to get lost in another world. Wonderfully written with rich detail and interesting characters. Good books to begin if you like Narnia.
Date published: 2017-01-04
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 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

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.