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ISBN13: 9780062024688
ISBN10: 006202468x
Condition: Standard
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DJL, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by DJL)
Loved it----we live on Sauvie Island and enjoy imagining the busy magic world playing out right across the channel. Can't wait to read the second volume. Thanks Colin & Carson
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StJohnsgirl, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by StJohnsgirl)
I had to buy this book three times because I kept loaning it to people to read! I love this book, and you will too.
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Emily Anderson, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by Emily Anderson)
A young adult book that anyone can enjoy. Wonderful imagery and imagination with a writing style and vocabulary that more advanced readers will appreciate as well.
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Nancy Malitz, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Nancy Malitz)
This is an amazing fantasy for both adults and as a read-aloud for kids. Set in the St. Johns and Forest Park area of Portland, this is a great read, especially if you are from Portland, OR!
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Isabella, November 29, 2012 (view all comments by Isabella)
Wildwood was almost like a classic fairytale adventure...set in Portland. Which makes it not-so-classic after all. Original, unique, dark and light at the same time, it reminded me of the worlds and characters I used to dream up. I loved visiting that land again through Meloy's story. It also had that 'Portland' feel to it that made it so fresh and fun to read. The illustrations really led me through the mysterious land of the Impassable Wilderness. I really felt like I was there among the bandits, or in the coyote caves, or exploring the magical world of Wildwood with Curtis and Prue. Not only for middle readers at all, it's a story I'll come back to again and again.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062024688
Subtitle:
The Wildwood Chronicles, Book I
Author:
Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis
Illustrator:
Ellis, Carson
Author:
Ellis, Carson
Author:
Meloy, Colin
Publisher:
Balzer + Bray
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20110830
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 4
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
7.75 x 6 in 22.8 oz
Age Level:
from 9

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Product details 560 pages Balzer + Bray - English 9780062024688 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Meloy, the lead singer of the band the Decemberists, delves into middle-grade fiction with a story that pairs classic adventure novel tropes with cool, disaffected prose. The book opens as 12-year-old Prue McKeel loses her baby brother to a murder of crows, and sets off to rescue him from the Impassable Wilderness, a strange country alongside Portland, Ore., (where the actual Forest Park lies). Her classmate Curtis tags along, and the two are soon separated. Prue takes refuge with the postmaster in his delivery van, while Curtis is captured, then suddenly made an officer in an army of talking coyotes led by the beautiful and intimidating Dowager Governess. It becomes apparent that Prue and Curtis have landed on opposite sides in a war — and neither side may be right. Without a good side to cheer for (disappointments and betrayals abound), the story lacks a strong emotional center, and its preoccupations with bureaucracy, protocol, and gray-shaded moral dilemmas, coupled with the book's length, make this slow going. Ellis's spot art, not all seen by PW, is characteristically crisp and formal, further lending the story a detached quality. Ages 8 — 12. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"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 , "Wildwood is an irresistible, atmospheric adventure — richly imagined and richly rewarding."
"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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