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Wildwood by Colin Meloy, Illustraited by Carson Ellis

For our next selection, the group chose Wildwood by Colin Meloy, illustrated by Carson Ellis


We will be reading PART ONE for our next meeting on December 18th at 4pm!

“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.”

Check out the trailer here!

We love this husband and wife duo.


Colin Meloy is the lead singer-songwriter for the band The Decemberists.  You can see his wonderful lyrical talents reflected in his writing.

Carson Ellis is the acclaimed illustrator of several books for children, including Lemony Snicket’s The Composer Is DeadDillweed’s Revenge by Florence Parry Heide, and The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart.


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