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Wildwood Imperium

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Published: February 2014
For Ages: Upper Primary, Lower Secondary
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BIC Subject: Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)
Published By: Penguin
Published: 26-Feb-2014
Format: Hardback, 224 pages, 160x205
ISBN: 9780670075171
Stock Code: 0075171
Product Description

From Colin Meloy, lead singer of the Decemberists, and Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of The Mysterious Benedict Society, comes the stunning third book in the New York Times bestselling fantasy-adventure series the Wildwood Chronicles. The third book in the Wildwood Chronicles is a rich, moving, and dazzling story, by turns funny and profound. Both Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis are at the height of their gifts with Wildwood Imperium.

A young girl's midnight seance awakens a long-slumbering malevolent spirit . . .

A band of runaway orphans ally with an underground collective of saboteurs and plan a daring rescue of their friends, imprisoned in the belly of an industrial wasteland . . .

Two old friends draw closer to their goal of bringing together a pair of exiled toymakers in order to reanimate a mechanical boy prince . . .

As the fate of Wildwood hangs in the balance.

Praise for Wildwood:

'This book is like the wind, strange forest it describes. It is full of suspense and danger and frightening things with world has never seen, and once I stepped inside I never wanted to leave.' Lemony Snicket

'One part fairy tale, one part coming-of-age story, one part unrepentantly gorgeous work of art, this book is overflowing with gifts.' Jonathan Safran Foer

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

Praise for Under Wildwood:

'Droll and ornate, elegiac and romantic - the sequel to Wildwood (2011) brings readers deeper into and under the pine-scented, magical world tantalizingly close to Portland, Oregon . . . The incomparable Ellis more than rises to the challenge - her sly, wistful, abundant illustrations provide an emotional through line.' Kirkus Reviews

'Much like its predecessor, UNDER WILDWOOD is full of whimsical and charming details, both in its text and in its delightfully drawn illustrations . . . the Wildwood Chronicles remain as captivating and imaginative as ever, and readers of all ages will enjoy the return journey to --- and under --- Wildwood.'

'If you are after a Christmas gift for the young bookworm in the family, Colin Meloy's Wildwood series is a good bet . . . The books have the feel of classic children's fantasy a cross between The Chronicles of Narnia and The Wind in the Willows, with a bit of Tolkien thrown in, and their appeal is increased by delightful, old-school illustrations from Meloy's wife, Carson Ellis . . . Meloy's archaic diction and adventurous creations make the Wildwood books deservedly popular.' Cameron Woodhead, The Age

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