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  • Published: 26 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742536705
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 560

Under Wildwood


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Ever since Prue McKeel returned home from the Impassable Wilderness, life has been pretty dull. 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.

Ever since Prue McKeel returned home from the Impassable Wilderness, life has been pretty dull. 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. A hard winter has come and discord reigns in the wake of the so-called Bicycle Coup. 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. Under a growing threat, Prue is drawn back into Wildwood, where she and Curtis will face their greatest challenge yet: 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.

Praise for Wildwood Chronicles:

'A richly satisfying weave of reality and fantasy.' New York Times Book Review

'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.' ALA Booklist (starred review)

'Meloy has an immediately recognizable verbal style and crates a fully realized fantasy world. Ellis's illustrations perfectly capture the original world and contribute to the feel of an instant timeless classic.' SLJ (starred review)

'Meloy's storytelling skills, honed on this epic ballads for the Decemberiests, translate well to prose. Ellis's precise, detailed style evokes a folksy charm that is just right for the overgrown natural world of Wildwood and its inhabitants.' The Atlantic

  • Pub date: 26 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742536705
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 560

About the Authors

Colin Meloy

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 Carson live just outside Portland, Oregon, with their family.

Carson Ellis

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.


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