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Carson Ellis

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Carson Ellis

Carson Ellis

Books by Carson Ellis

written by Colin Meloy with illustrations by Carson Ellis - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery, Youth Fiction

When bored, lonely Charlie Fisher witnesses a group of pickpockets pull off an amazing robbery, it is the most thrilling thing that’s happened to him since he came to France with his father, an American diplomat. So instead of reporting the thieves, Charlie asks to be taught the tricks of the trade. Soon Charlie is invited to join the secret world of the whiz mob, an international band of child thieves who trained at the mysterious School of Seven Bells. The whiz mob are independent and incredibly skilled and make their own way in the world, but what at first seemed like a (relatively) harmless new pastime draws him into a dangerous adventure with global stakes greater than he could have ever imagined.

by Carson Ellis - Children's 4-8, Picture

Du iz tak? What is that? As a tiny shoot unfurls, two damselflies peer at it in wonder. When the plant grows taller and sprouts leaves, some young beetles arrive to gander, and soon they wrangle a ladder and build a tree fort. But this is the wild world, after all, and something horrible is waiting to swoop down --- booby voobeck! --- only to be carried off in turn. Su! With exquisitely detailed illustrations and tragicomic flair, Carson Ellis invites readers to imagine the dramatic possibilities to be found in even the humblest backyard. Su!

by Carson Ellis - Children's, Family

Home might be a house in the country, an apartment in the city, or even a shoe. Home may be on the road or the sea, in the realm of myth, or in the artist’s own studio. A meditation on the concept of home and a visual treat that invites many return visits, this loving look at the places where people live marks the picture-book debut of Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of the Wildwood series and artist for the indie band the Decemberists.

by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis - Children's, Fantasy, Fiction
A young girl's midnight séance awakens a long-slumbering malevolent spirit... A band of runaway orphans allies with a collective of saboteurs and plans a daring rescue of friends imprisoned in an industrial wasteland... Two old friends draw closer to their goal of bringing together a pair of exiled toy makers in order to reanimate a mechanical boy prince... As the fate of Wildwood hangs in the balance.