Yesterday’s New York Times had an article about Colin Meloy and his wife, Carson Ellis, who have written (Meloy) and illustrated (Ellis) Wildwood, a hot new novels for kids ages 9 to 12. I’ve been curious about it, mostly because of the stunning illustrations. When I look at them, I want to have them copied, enlarged and hung up around my house.
Here’s the link to the article:
Note: I edited this article on October 15 because a reader correctly pointed out that I misread a sentence in the New York Times article. It was a misleading sentence that referred to Meloy’s song lyrics – not Wildwood. I apologize for the error.
“Meloy has an immediately recognizable verbal style and creates a fully realized fantasy world…. Ellis’s illustrations perfectly capture the original world and contribute to the feel of an instant timeless classic.” ~ School Library Journal (starred review)
“Fantasy lovers of all ages will be enthralled by fast-moving plot lines, evocative descriptions, and smart, snappy dialogue.” ~ VOYA
“A satisfying blend of fantasy, adventure story, eco-fable and political satire with broad appeal; especially recommended for preteen boys.” ~ Kirkus