Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 1 is a children’s fantasy novel by The De Groote, Kate (age 10) (November 12, ), “Book review: ‘ Wildwood’ is a fun read”, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, retrieved December 7, ; Ellis. Wildwood has ratings and reviews. Carmine said: 2 for the writing No sentido de O Hobbit e As Crônicas de Narnia. O livro não foge da violência. Buy Las crónicas de Wildwood 1ª ed. by Carson Ellis, Colin Meloy, Victoria Simó Perales (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low.

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It took me a while to finish it, not because it was a difficult read, but because it was quite long at parts and got slightly tedious to get through certain events. Meloy thinks these are character traits.

The cover cronicaz gorgeous, the writing is strong, and the vocabulary fantastic, but the storyline just didn’t grab me at all, and the level of war and politics felt very adult – in the dullest sense of the word.

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Pittock Mansionwilfwood just south of Forest Park, appears under its real name, but serves as the seat of government of South Wood, while the Cronica Zoo is represented as the South Wood Prison. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The first book in the epic middle-grade fantasy series full of magic, wonder, and danger—nothing less than an American Narnia—from Colin Meloy, lead singer of the highly celebrated band the Decemberists, and Carson Ellis, the wkldwood illustrator of the New York Times bestselling The Mysterious Benedict Society.

First I thought she was much younger, if precocious Meh. Johnsbefore moving across the Willamette River and into the impassable Wilderness, that is, The Wood. Who are we kidding here? The soldiers stand around for half an hour waiting for her to finish this instead of simply cutting the plants down with the many sharp implements at hand. Joseph and His Brothers Let the reader take note that those four old stories have a fair amount of shared imagery: Governing body that has to sit around a semi-sentient tree and meditate before deciding anything.


The story centers on the year-old Prue, whose toddler brother is carted away from a neighborhood park by a murder of crows due to her momentary lapse in vigilance. It has everything I love: May 12, Amber rated it it was amazing Shelves: But there were some big problems I had ‘We are the inheritors of laa wonderful world, a beautiful world, full of life and mystery, goodness wildwoood pain.

To ask other readers questions about Wildwoodplease sign up. InOregon-based animation studio, Laika optioned Wildwood for a stop motion animated feature film [18] [35] and produced the trailer for the book. I have absolutely nothing against hipsters or vegetarians, but the snobbery in this particular book bugs me. Jul 10, Arielle Walker rated it it was ok Shelves: Ellis collaborated closely with Meloy throughout the writing phase to produce 85 illustrations, which, along with the old-fashioned book design, were particularly praised by reviewers.

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The battle turns against the coyote army, but Prue discovers that she can control plants the way the Mystics can and uses her new skill to make the tree boughs snatch Mac from Alexandra. Everybody is a stereotype.

I attended a young adult literature conference back in October. Stephen Heyman of The New York Times warned that Wildwood might be too violent for some readers, having many of the horrors so frequently found in Decemberists songs, including battles when people and animals die by musket and cannon fire, sword blows, and fallingand references to torture, and the threat of the blood sacrifice of a baby at the book’s climax.

I mean, it’s GREAT to have some complex vocab in a middle grade novel, for sure, but there were definitely some sentences that reminded me of that episode of “Friends” where Joey figures out how to use the thesaurus feature on his computer and uses it for every single word.


We call that “lip service.

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Alexandra offers to share the power with Curtis, but he says no and is locked away with some other captured bandits and unfaithful coyotes. And by the end of the book I was thinking if I went to Portland I too would be able to find this magic forest existing today just beyond my imagination. Prue is a twelve-year-old girl living in Portland, Oregon. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. No, I wasn’t fully taken in immediately, but skillfully and wonderfully, the world of Wildwood captured me.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Alexandra’s son Alexei died in a horse-riding accident, then her husband Grigor died of heartbreak; to remedy his death, Alexandra hired the two greatest toymakers in all of Wildwood to fashion her son a new body that was later brought to life via Black Magic by recalling his soul, but later Alexei learned the truth of his death and rebirth and so he destroyed a crucial part of his inner workings resulting in his second death.

Prue, determined to get her brother back before her parents notice, braves her way through the wilderness accompanied by a random nerdy classmate – Curtis. By pages it was evident that Colin Meloy did not grasp certain essential elements of story construction and I lost confidence.

Plus they use weapons and tools and pencils and other things which require either opposable thumbs or some magical explanation. You’re just racking up the price by not ever dropping it off. I was sort of into the story’s two adult heroes or villains, depending on whose side and what chapter you were on.