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Meloy, Colin

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
When her baby brother is kidnapped by crows, seventh-grader Prue McKeel ventures into the forbidden Impassable Wilderness--a dangerous and magical forest in the middle of Portland, Oregon--and soon finds herself involved in a war among the various inhabitants.

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Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062024688
Branch Call Number: J FIC M
Characteristics: 541 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ellis, Carson 1975-, Illustrator


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Hard to put down, Hard on your back, and hard when you find out your finished all 541 pages! A great book!

One of the best books I have ever read!!!!!!!!! :)

Jun 15, 2014
  • thisgrrlreads rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Adventure into a wild forest with creatures like you've never seen before!

Apr 24, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A girl named Prue journeys into the Impassable Wilderness, a dense maze of a forest outside her hometown of Portland, Oregon, in order to retrieve her brother--with an awkward classmate named Curtis tagging along. Due to some misfortune involving coyotes decked out in military uniforms, the two children must separately navigate this strange world where talking animals uneasily coexist with humans who have never met anyone from the outside. A revolution is about to happen, and Prue and Curtis quickly find themselves on opposite sides.

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Jan 22, 2014
  • Doctor_10101 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Unique. Nothing like the other books I've read. Just the way I like it. A bit slow in the beginning but after that I just wanted to enter Wildwood and never get out. I'm off to Oregon!

Dec 12, 2013
  • missbaseball rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book was very good. When I got about 2/3 through, I just had to keep going to.find.out what happens

Aug 16, 2013
  • catrionablue rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The beginning is a bit slllllooooowwwww. Get through that, and BAM! It's like you enter the book!

Aug 05, 2013
  • GummiGirl rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

If you've been waiting for a fantasy tale set in Portland, Oregon, look no further. It's probably longer than it needs to be, but I enjoyed the setting (maybe because I grew up in Portland) and the characters. The illustrations are also a plus. Age-wise, I'd say this one's for 10 and up.

"When Prue's baby brother is kidnapped by crows, Prue has no choice but to chase them… into the ominous Impassable Wilderness. Once there, Prue - and her classmate Curtis, who followed her - are caught up in dangerous and complicated war between the evil Dowager Governess and the citizens (both humans and animal) of the Wildwood. Set in a well-realised fantasy world, with a cast of talking animals and a ruthless villain, Wildwood will appeal to fans of C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia, as well as readers who like fantasy with a darker, more modern edge. Prue and Curtis continue their adventures in Under Wildwood." Kids' Books July 2013 newsletter

Apr 07, 2013
  • JKalloo rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I'm going to agree with hanstra and djoyce. This book is OK for children to read, but its too long and complicated. The vocab would be challenging for younger readers and the storyline wasnt there for me. It wasnt magical enough, like a hipster whose comming off sugar high wrote this. I prefer the authors lyrics more than this hefty book.

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Aug 16, 2013
  • catrionablue rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

catrionablue thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

Jun 24, 2013
  • green_dog_3099 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

green_dog_3099 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 14

Apr 27, 2012
  • GuyN rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

GuyN thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 13


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Aug 16, 2013
  • catrionablue rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Other: If you are looking for a reality book and a quick read, DO NOT READ THIS


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