Under Wildwood

Colin Meloy & Carson Ellis

When I read the first book in this trilogy, I made a comment about reading this second part “at my earliest convenience,” which turned out to be about five years later. This volume explores more areas of the fantastical land of Wildwood, where people and anthropomorphized animals coexist. It is a fairly straightforward sort of story where characters are either good or bad, and there is no development in between. But it’s a pleasant page-turner, and the book is written to make best use of Carson Ellis’s nostalgic illustration style.

Under Wildwood ends on a kind of cliffhanger, so I already have the final book on request from the library.

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