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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. A hard winter has come and discord reigns in the wake of the so-called Bicycle Coup. 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 in his machine shop, all the while obsessing over the exploitation of the Impassable Wilderness. Under a growing threat, Prue is drawn back into Wildwood, where she and Curtis will face their greatest challenge yet: 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.

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"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." Kirkus Reviews

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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 novels.

As a kid, Carson Ellis loved exploring the woods, drawing, and nursing wounded animals back to health. As an adult, little has changed — except she is now the acclaimed illustrator of several books for children, including Lemony Snicket's The Composer is Dead, Dillweed's Revenge by Florence Parry Heide, and The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart.

Colin and Carson live with their son, Hank, in Portland, Oregon, quite near the Impassable Wilderness.

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eclypse54, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by eclypse54)
Enjoyed it, thoroughly!
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Chris7, January 12, 2013 (view all comments by Chris7)
Loved the first book in the series and was thrilled to see the story continued in a second book. Having grown up and lived most of my life in Portland added greatly to the appeal of this book. The story fit in wonderfully with all the old tales and myths of Forest Park and the West Hills....some of my old haunts. The writing took me back to those days of hiking through various parts of the park and the other forested areas of the west side....and that feeling that you were often being watched.
The descriptions and name given to the St. John's Bridge bring back those great images of the bridge almost disappering on foggy days. And then there is the pure magic of the Pittock Mansion. The characters really brought this book to life for me. The artwork is delightful.

I definitely hope this book is also printed a special addition like the first book was. I would definitely buy it.
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Donna Seifer, January 6, 2013 (view all comments by Donna Seifer)
A breathtaking journey under the Impassable Forest!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062024718
Subtitle:
The Wildwood Chronicles, Book II
Author:
Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis
Author:
Ellis, Carson
Author:
Meloy, Colin
Publisher:
Balzer + Bray
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20120925
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 4
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
7.75 x 6 in 22.8 oz
Age Level:
from 9

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