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  • ISBN: 9781616208394
  • ISBN: 1616208392
  • Physical Description: pages cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, 2019.

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Twelve-year-olds Tinn and Cole, raised as human twins in sleepy Endsborough, risk their lives in the Wild Wood, Oddmire Swamp, and the Deep Dark to learn which is a goblin changeling with an important mission.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #2
    *Starred Review* Tinn and Cole Burton have been raised as twins their entire lives, living with their mom, Annie, in the town of Endsborough at the edge of the Wild Wood, dark woods the townsfolk avoid for fear of the creatures that live there. What Tinn and Cole don't know is which one of them is actually a goblin mimicking the other. As babies, a goblin, Kull, tried and failed to swap a changeling for a human baby, leaving both Tinn and Cole in the human world. Now, almost 13 years later, Kull is attempting to return the changeling to the Wild Wood before all goblinkind—and the Wild Wood itself—perishes completely. As Tinn and Cole enter the woods in an attempt to cross the murky Oddmire and find out the truth once and for all, they encounter other creatures and must keep an eye out for the Witch of the Wood, all while unaware of a much darker, sinister force that has already sensed their presence. Set in a magical world filled with incredible creatures from folklore, this fast-paced fantasy will keep readers turning the pages as they follow the twins through the dark and mysterious woods. Unique characters with complex personalities will give readers insight into the feelings and actions of not only Tinn, Cole, and their mother but also the creatures—both good and evil—they encounter on their journey. A captivating series opener. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

William Ritter is an Oregon educator and New York Times best-selling author. He is the proud father of the two bravest boys in the Wild Wood, and husband to the indomitable Queen of the Deep Dark. The Oddmire is his first series for middle-grade readers. Visit William Ritter online at and find him on Twitter: @Willothewords.

Subject: Changelings > Juvenile fiction.
Changelings > Fiction.
Twins > Fiction.
Brothers > Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.

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