Wildwood #1 / Colin Meloy ; illustrations by Carson Ellis.
- 2 of 4 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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|Detroit Lakes Public Library||J MEL (Text)||33500010658888||Main||Checked out||08/02/2019|
|Moorhead Public Library||J MEL (Text)||33500010658896||Main||Available||-|
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- ISBN: 9780062024688 (tr. bdg. : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 006202468X (tr. bdg. : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 9780062024701
- Physical Description: 541 p. ; 21 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, c2011.
|General Note:|| Map on endpapers.
|Summary, etc.:|| When her baby brother is kidnapped by crows, seventh-grader Prue McKeel ventures into the forbidden Impassable Wilderness--a dangerous and magical forest at the edge of Portland, Oregon--and soon finds herself involved in a war among the various inhabitants.
|Target Audience Note:|| Ages 9 up.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2011 July #1
*Starred Review* If you like stories in which spunky kids emerge from secret tunnels only to be greeted by smartly outfitted badgers operating rickshaws, this is your book. Meloy's debut is the kind of delicate, elaborate fantasy that is so well versed in classic Narnian tropes that it is destined to be enthusiastically embraced. After her baby brother is abducted by crows, 12-year-old Prue is compelled to enter the Impassable Wildernessâan ominous forest just outside of Portland, Oregon. Although Prue is initially joined by her classmate Curtis, the kids are soon split up as they become embroiled in a war between stuffy bureaucrats, bandit separatists, militant birds, and the evil Dowager Governess. The two leads are fairly boilerplate, and some readers may find the constant panoply of helpful, uniformed animals (most likely speaking in English accents) too precious. These elements, though, are more than balanced by flashes of darknessâblood sacrifices, death in battle, and moreâthat would make the Brothers Grimm proud. Meloy, best known as the literate lead singer of the Decemberists, clearly knows that weird vocabulary is part of the genre's fun and has no qualms dropping 10-dollar words like retinue and totemic. Frequent, droll illustrations further solidify Wildwood as a uniquely alive placeâright down to the stubborn blackberries and vengeful ivy. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2012 August #1
To follow his familiar but pleasurable fantasy epic Wildwood (2011), where else did Meloy have to go but down (and by that we mean underground)? Twelve-year-old Prue is still recovering from her adventure into the magical forest outside Portland, Oregon, when a new danger brings her back to travel alongside her bandit-in-training pal, Curtis. Though Meloy is tireless when it comes to whimsical details, advanced wordplay, and bone-dry humor, the duo's journey feels much as it did in the first volume. Happily, an intertwined plotline yields dividends: two sisters are dropped off by their parents at the Joffrey Unthank Home for Wayward Youth, a steampunkish secret sweatshop run by a titan of industry obsessed with using the children to gain entry into the Impassable Wilderness. Soon the sisters are below Wildwood, where an army of moles mistake them for demigods. Naturally the plots intersect; naturally there's an inspirational uprising; and naturally this is a light-handed delight for kids who like their animal wars to break occasionally for a cup of mint tea. Bonus: Ellis' 84 full-page and spot illustrations are as delicate and adorable as before. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Movie rights to the best-selling Wildwood were snapped up quickly, and as long as Meloy's band, The Decemberists, remains in the spotlight, so will awareness of this series. Big author tour planned, too. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.