Wildwood (The Wildwood Chronicles Series #I)

Wildwood (The Wildwood Chronicles Series #I)

by Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis
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Wildwood (The Wildwood Chronicles Series #I) by Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis

For fans of The Chronicles of Narnia comes the first book in the Wildwood Chronicles, the New York Times bestselling fantasy adventure series by Colin Meloy, lead singer of the Decemberists, and Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of The Mysterious Benedict Society.

In Wildwood, Prue and her friend Curtis 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.

Wildwood captivates readers with the wonder and thrill of a secret world within the landscape of a modern city. It feels at once firmly steeped in the classics of children's literature and completely fresh at the same time. The story is told from multiple points of view, and the book features more than eighty illustrations, including six in full-color.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062093530
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/30/2011
Series: Wildwood Chronicles Series , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 101,550
File size: 13 MB
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Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Colin Meloy is the author of the New York Times bestselling Wildwood Chronicles and is the singer and songwriter for the band the Decemberists. Colin and illustrator Carson Ellis live just outside Portland, Oregon, with their family.

Carson Ellis is the illustrator of a number of books for children, including the Wildwood Chronicles, and is the author and illustrator of the picture books Du Iz Tak?, a Caldecott Honor winner, and Home. Carson lives just outside Portland, Oregon, with her family.

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Wildwood 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wildwood was one of my favorite books to read, especially since it gave me something to do on the 8-hour drive to and from Disneyland while I was squished between my sister and brother, who were eating way to many sunflower seeds than their sodium intake could handle. I wasn't kidnapped by a murder of crows and almost eaten alive by carnivorous ivy, though, so it wasn't that bad. Wildwood had a strong main character who had a lot of help along the way saving her brother, and more importantly, all of Portland. (And potentially Oregon and possibly the whole world. Wouldn't it be strange to see an entire planet covered in ivy?) This book defines what family is: sometimes you hate each other, but in the end love wins out and therefore you save your little brother from getting devoured by a plant. Get my point? Anyway, The Decemberists are awesome, Carson Ellis is related to Vincent van Gogh, and if you don't understand a word Colin Meloy is writing, maybe you're just stupid.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a lovely book! The story is enchanting and it seems to appeal to older children as well as those who still enjoy an adult reading aloud. It would also make an appreciated gift for the hard to please adolescent. This adult enjoyed the fantasy as much as the children! The story will appeal to those interested in fantasy, those who love nature, as well as the animal lover! Colin Meloy weaves a memorable tale with vocabulary expanding descriptions that inspire the imagination!
Illustrated_Woman More than 1 year ago
Great read for young and old! My 11-year-old daughter and I read the book together and we both loved it so much we had to go out and buy the second book in The Wildwood Chronicles (called Under Wildwood) immediately. It is rich and satisfying text, and a great vocabulary builder - there were words in the book I even had to look up! My daughter loved this book so much she had me get it for her favorite teacher for his birthday. We even went looking through maps of Oregon, because we wanted to find out everything we could about where the characters came from, and found out there is a real Wildwood Trail. I just can't say enough good things about this book: It's so well-written, suspenseful, and fantastical! If this isn't a classic in twenty years I'll be really surprised!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it already and not even half through!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book even though im 19 and the book is aimed towards children. The vocabulary was very rich and the story was unique in its own way even though it may be inspired by the chronicles of narnia. The story wasnt completely predictable, and the ending was great. I cant wait till more of the chronicle comes out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great book! To my surprise, I really enjoyed it...although while reading, I did have to stop occasionally to get my dictionary to figure out the meaning of some of the words that were used (I really wonder if an 8 year old really understood the meaning of some of them). Stumbling across those words often caused me to lose my concentration just when I would be getting into the story...). Other than that, could not put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I choose my reading carefully, needing good plot, good characters, and good fantasy. If it's not working I put the book down. Here I have discovered the first of a series, and I'm hungry for more. I enjoy the pace, and the author's sense of character. I open the book at odd times and am instantly back in the story. The author hasn't let me down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved that book! Great for people who like adventure and mysrerious places. Long, but very detailed. Loved it!
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StTreester More than 1 year ago
It took me awhile to get into this story but once I did, I was really hooked. I had given this to my great niece - age 9 - and was intrigued enough to get it for myself. Very imaginative - and intriguing to have the Wildwood lands an overlooked and nearly invisible part of Portland, OR. Having lived in the NW for many years, I especially enjoyed the "evil" role accorded to ivy! The heroes grow on you steadily and the main villain is VERY BAD - as in all good epic tales. Now I've completed book 2 in the series and am happily awaiting #3.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im only partway thru but its soooooooooooo good!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was ok but I never really finished it ( wich by the way if you als havent finished it but are planning to dont read the summary of Under Wildwood spoiler alert) I think that the musterious benedict society was way better than this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was pretty good!  It was very absorbing, and had a very fresh, new style! I look forward to reading UNDER WILDWOOD!!!!!!! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recomend it
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TheAutumnBear More than 1 year ago
Eh, it was cool, I admit. But I just couldn't get through the ending. I had to just skip ahead and find out what happened. It wasn't necessarily the best book ever, but it was a decent book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It kinda went on and on and on about one thing. But over all I liked the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Prue is on a mission to save her brother from being kidnapped by a murder of crows. And it turns out that her friend/stupid/neighbor/classmate seems to be coming along. But pretty soon, he gets kidnapped by talking soldior coyotes!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow. Hard to get thru.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is just a splendidly unique story with a classicly classic plot. Colin Meloy is fantastic! The art in this book is simply incredible and I would recommend this story to any devoted fan of Sir Colin Meloy and his wife. Truely magical!! :3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I took this book out lf my public library before i got my nook simple touch.a new classic .i recomend this to fast or good readers or you might get llostanyways ooph sorry im bad at this but its a really good book with beautiful pictures
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very much in the Meloy style. Beautiful imagery, expansive vocabulary, enchanting story. A must read!
MrsGroffie More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so captivating and beautiful. The story is moving and very interesting, weaving multiple threads of plot all together into a masterpiece. Although the book is long, it is so intriguing you will not want to put it down, and the sequels are good as well- SailorPig23