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Colin Meloy - Author

Colin Meloy once wrote Ray Bradbury a letter, informing him that he 'considered himself an author too'. He was ten. Since then, Colin has gone on to be the singer and songwriter for the band The Decemberists, where he channels all of his weird ideas into weird songs. This is his first time channelling those ideas into a novel.

As a child, his wife Carson Ellis loved exploring the woods, drawing and nursing wounded animals back to health. As an adult, little has changed - except she is now the acclaimed illustrator of several books for children, including Lemony Snicket's The Composer is Dead, Dillweed's Revenge by Florence Parry Heide, and The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart.

Colin and Carson live with their son, Hank, in Portland, Oregon, USA, quite near the Impassable Wilderness. They talk about Wildwood, their inspirations and creative process in this video:

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A sequel to the best-selling Wildwood, this sees its heroine Prue McKeel miserable back at home after her adventures in the magical Wildwood. Prue is always drawn back to Wildwood but the place is not what it once was…Dark forces...
Lovereading Price: £10.39 - Saving £2.60 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 21/03/2013
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Colin Meloy - illustrated by Carson Ellis
March 2012 Debut of the Month. This delightful book isn't easy to categorise. Written and illustrated by a Husband and Wife team this surreal, fairytale-like story is full of adventure and excitement – beginning with the abduction of a one...
Lovereading Price: £8.00 - Saving £2.00 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/03/2012
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