Friday, January 04, 2013

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We all like to imagine what kind of magic and fantasy could be hidden right under our very own noses. Normal looking train platform? Or, a portal to a school for wizards? Ordinary chest of drawers? Or, a door to another land? How about, a boring looking forest on the edge of town? Could magic, mystery, and even danger lurk there?
In Wildwood by Colin Meloy, Prue’s day starts out average enough, yet quickly turns extraordinary when her baby brother, Mac, is carried off by a flock of crows into the forest. When Prue frantically follows, what she finds in the woods is a world of creatures unlike any she’s ever seen in a desperate struggle against threatening forces. This is no ordinary forest. This is the Impassable Wilderness and little does Prue know, there is more at stake than simply bringing Mac home.
Grades 5 and up.

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