THE WILDWOOD CHRONICLES  are a fantasy series by Colin Meloy.  The books are illustrated by his wife, Carson Ellise.

The story is about 2 seventh-graders who are drawn into a magical forest while trying to rescue a baby kidnapped by sinister crows. While there, they discover that the magical world and the real one are interconnected, and so an epic struggle ensues.

WILDWOOD was on the 2012 New York Times Best Seller list of Children's Chapter Books.  It also was a tied winner for the 2012 E.B. White Read Aloud Award.

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bookcover of WILDWOOD  (The Wildwood Chronicles, Book I)  by Colin Meloy
(The Wildwood Chronicles, Book I)
by Colin Meloy
Carson Ellis (Illustrations) 

**Starred Review** SchoolLibraryJournal

 3.61 Stars — 6,542 ratings

When Prue's brother is abducted by a murder of crows.  She and her friend Curtis undertake a rescue mission that leads them to the Impassable Wilderness, a magical forest.

Word Count: 118,138
Page Count:  576
Accelerated Reading level: 6.3 / points: 19.0
AR quiz: 146438
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bookcover of UNDER WILDWOOD  (The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 2)  by Colin Meloy
(Wildwood Chronicles, #2)

3.89 avg rating — 906 ratings

Events get complicated in this book.  To start, the revolution that the kids began in South Wood is near collapse; and Prue and Curtis discover that there is a bounty on their heads, and that wolf assassins are hunting them. 

And when the Elder Mystic dies, Prue learns that she must find a way to reanimate the mechanical prince before the other side does.

Word Count: 121,865
Page Count:  576
Accelerated Reading level: 5.9 / points: 19.0
AR quiz: 156230
Lexile: 800L
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(Wildwood Chronicles, #3)

February 4, 2014!

Battles ensue on many fronts as Curtis and Prue fight Alexandra and the Coyote army.

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