Wildwood - Carson Ellis, Colin Meloy

This chapter book for children features feisty, intelligent Prue. She is searching for her baby brother who has been kidnapped by crows. Curse those evil crows!


A friend of hers, Curtis, invites himself along and together they enter the supposedly impassable wilderness of Wildwood where they meet a slew of crazy characters.


It's a good story, a lot of fun, AND has illustrations!

I read book two in this series, Under Wildwood, before I read this one. I didn't realize that it was a series when I read #2 and it didn't hurt the reading experience. I recommend both and have yet to read #3 but am highly anticipating it.