The Wildwood Chronicles, Book I


A girl searches for her lost brother in a mysterious wilderness.

Wildwood is a secret world filled with fantastical creatures and dark villains. Prue McKeel ventures into the depths of the forest to save her brother, who has been abducted by a murder of crows.

This chapter book feels like a classic fantasy adventure, from our brave heroine’s storyline, to Ellis’ folky illustrations peppered throughout. I wanted to wander alongside Prue and meet all the fascinating talking animals and creatures (like the fox constable and the owl prince) she comes across. Meloy’s attention to detail and lyrical writing style leave the reader wanting more of Wildwood—so it’s a good thing there are two more books after the first.

Find Wildwood at your local library.