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Jill, Powells.com: Why did you want to make the special edition of Wildwood?

Colin Meloy: Going into the project, we had this idea, based on some book designs that we'd seen and really loved, of doing something elaborate and classic — something that wouldn't necessarily be that enticing to either middle-grade booksellers or kids. [Laughter]

Carson Ellis: It basically hinged on doing a cloth-bound, foil-embossed cover.

Meloy: With the foldout map. In the beginning, we met with all these publishers, and we would kind of sheepishly say, "We'd really like it if we could do this," and they would all laugh and say, "Anyway..." [Laughter] So, we knew going into it that not only was it sort of unlikely, but it would be expensive, and it just wasn't realistic.

Ellis: And we felt strongly that we wanted to make a book with a normal price point that everyone could buy and that still looked really good.

Meloy: It would have been too daunting to kids to walk around with that kind of book. So, we floated the idea of maybe doing a smaller print run for people who would like that kind of aesthetic, and that's what the special edition really is: it's the edition we initially dreamed about, an alternative, in another world, where you could have all the things that you wanted.

Ellis: The regular hardcover has a map, but we had initially wanted it to be a foldout map...

Meloy: But we wanted the regular hardcover to be a book that kids could just take and read in bed, or throw on the ground...

Ellis: Or have in their knapsacks, or whatever. We were really sad to let go of the idea of that foldout map, but instead we did it on the endpapers, which I think looks really good.

So, that's another great thing about the deluxe edition, you'll have the foldout map, and it'll be in color, which the other one isn't. So, it's an alternate version with some bells and whistles that we'd always secretly sort of wanted.

Click here to read the entire Powells.com interview with Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis.

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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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"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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