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Author/Book Spotlight – Wildwood and Under Wildwood by Colin Meloy


WILDWOOD written by Colin Meloy with illustrations by Carson Ellis

Book one of the Wildwood Chronicles

Prue McKeel’s life is ordinary. At least until her brother is abducted by a murder of crows and taken to the Impassable Wilderness, a dense, tangled forest on the edge of Portland. No one’s ever gone in—or at least returned to tell of it.

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 greater, as the two friends find themselves entwined in a struggle for the very freedom of this wilderness. A wilderness the locals call Wildwood.

Under Wildwood

UNDER WILDWOOD written by Colin Meloy with illustrations by Carson Ellis

Book two of the Wildwood Chronicles

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. 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. And, in what will be their greatest challenge yet, Prue and Curtis are thrown together again 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.

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Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of these books from HarperCollins Publishers

Ages: 9 and Up

Pages: 541

December 1, 2012 - Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. This sounds like an intriguing mystery series that my grandson would like.

    Comment by Terry Young | December 1, 2012 | Reply

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