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Wildwood Signed Special Edition

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Exclusive edition available now!

Printed in a very limited run, this hand-bound cloth edition includes these features:

  • a custom-designed slipcase, illustrated by Ellis
  • colored endpapers
  • a two-color foil-stamped cover, designed by Ellis
  • a signed print of an exclusive illustration by Ellis
  • a three-color fold-out map (15 x 12 inches) bound into the book
  • each copy is signed and numbered by Meloy and Ellis

Click here to view larger images of the book, the illustration, and the map.

Synopses & Reviews

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Click here to read a conversation with Meloy and Ellis about why they wanted to create this special edition.

Publisher Comments:

Prue McKeel's life is ordinary. At least until her baby brother is abducted by a murder of crows. And then things get really weird.

You see, on every map of Portland, Oregon, there is a big splotch of green on the edge of the city labeled "I.W." This stands for "Impassable Wilderness." No one's ever gone in — or at least returned to tell of it.

And this is where the crows take her brother.

So begins an adventure that will take Prue and her friend Curtis deep into the Impassable Wilderness. There they 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 bigger as the two friends find themselves entwined in a struggle for the very freedom of this wilderness.

A wilderness the locals call Wildwood.

Wildwood is a spellbinding tale full of wonder, danger, and magic that juxtaposes the thrill of a secret world and modern city life. Original and fresh yet steeped in classic fantasy, this is a novel that could have only come from the imagination of Colin Meloy, celebrated for his inventive and fantastic storytelling as the lead singer of the Decemberists. With dozens of intricate and beautiful illustrations by award-winning artist Carson Ellis, Wildwood is truly a new classic for the twenty-first century.

Review:

"Wildwood is a beautiful object and a beautiful read. One half fairy tale, one half coming of age story, one half unrepentantly gorgeous work of art, this book is overflowing with gifts." Jonathan Safran Foer

Review:

"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." Michael Chabon

Review:

"A satisfying blend of fantasy, adventure story, eco-fable and political satire with broad appeal; especially recommended for preteen boys." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"This book is like the wild, strange forest it describes. It is full of suspense and danger and frightening things the world has never seen, and once I stepped inside I never wanted to leave." Lemony Snicket

Review:

"Meloy has an immediately recognizable verbal style and creates a fully realized fantasy world....Ellis's illustrations perfectly capture the original world and contribute to the feel of an instant timeless classic. Further adventures in Wildwood cannot come quickly enough." School Library Journal (starred review)

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About the Author

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. This is his first time channeling those ideas into a novel.

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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harry ruskin, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by harry ruskin)
a fine quality limited edition should be a "FIRST EDITION - first printing"
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kimberly.woods1, August 29, 2012 (view all comments by kimberly.woods1)
I'm a huge fan of the Decemberists and loved the first book. Can't wait to read this one.
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Rachel McWhirter, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Rachel McWhirter)
Like the music of the band the Decemberists, Wildwood is a whimsical adventure for audiences young and old. Reading this first installment in the (hopeful) series takes the reader to a hidden world full of talking animals, young intrepid explorers, and daring adventure. I believe this novel will be a true staple on the shelves and a delight for fans of YA Fiction. So support Powell's books and your love of reading by purchasing a copy of Wildwood today and prepare to not put this one down until you've explored every inch of the Wildwoods within.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062130280
Author:
Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis
Publisher:
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
Illustrator:
Ellis, Carson
Author:
Meloy, Colin
Binding:
HARDCOVER

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Product details pages HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS - English 9780062130280 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Wildwood is a beautiful object and a beautiful read. One half fairy tale, one half coming of age story, one half unrepentantly gorgeous work of art, this book is overflowing with gifts."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "A satisfying blend of fantasy, adventure story, eco-fable and political satire with broad appeal; especially recommended for preteen boys."
"Review" by , "This book is like the wild, strange forest it describes. It is full of suspense and danger and frightening things the world has never seen, and once I stepped inside I never wanted to leave."
"Review" by , "Meloy has an immediately recognizable verbal style and creates a fully realized fantasy world....Ellis's illustrations perfectly capture the original world and contribute to the feel of an instant timeless classic. Further adventures in Wildwood cannot come quickly enough."
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