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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Ryan Doyon, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Ryan Doyon)
One the most fantastical stories of 2012 and my vote for the Puddly Award! Colin and Carson created a wonderfully bewitching world with Under Wildwood that I happily escaped to night after night. I love the Wildwood series and cannot wait for the next amazing adventure!
Brittney, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Brittney)
The Wildwood Chronicles are the only ~YA books I've read in years. I wish there had been a series such as fascinating and engaging as this when I was a kid (though, I was a pretty big Hank the Cowdog fan). Under Wildwood proved to be an excellent follow-up to the 1st.
by Kirkus Reviews,
"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."
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