Colin Meloy, lead singer and songwriter for the alternative, progressive folk band The Decemberists, based out of Portland, Oregon, debuts one of the most anticipated novels of the season, Under Wildwood. A sequel to the dark and popular Wildwood, Under Wildwood is filled with 85 intricate and beautiful illustrations in black-and-white and color by Meloy’s wife, Carson Ellis, who first rose to prominence as the artist who created The Decemberists’ album covers.
“Dark and whimsical, with a true and uncanny sense of otherworldliness, WILDWOOD is the heir to a great tradition of stories of wild childhood adventure. It snatched me up and carried me off into a world I didn’t want to leave.” — Michael Chabon
"A satisfying blend of fantasy, adventure story, eco-fable and political satire with broad appeal; especially recommended for preteen boys. Kirkus Reviews
"... Meloy has an immediately recognizable verbal style and creates a fully realized fantasy world in what is essentially a Portland child’s backyard. . . Ellis’s illustrations perfectly capture the original world and contribute to the feel of an instant timeless classic. Further adventures in Wildwood cannot come quickly enough.” — School Library Journal (starred review)