Wildwood

by Carson Ellis, Colin Meloy

HarperCollins | August 30, 2011 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Wildwood is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.

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.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: August 30, 2011

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062093533

ISBN - 13: 9780062093530

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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

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Wildwood

by Carson Ellis, Colin Meloy

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: August 30, 2011

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062093533

ISBN - 13: 9780062093530

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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.

Supports the Common Core State Standards