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Colin Meloy

Biography

Colin Meloy

Colin Meloy once wrote Ray Bradbury a letter, informing him that he "considered himself an author too." He was ten. Since then, Colin has gone on to be the singer and songwriter for the band the Decemberists, where he channels all of his weird ideas into weird songs. With the Wildwood Chronicles, he is now channeling those ideas into novels.

As a kid, Carson Ellis loved exploring the woods, drawing, and nursing wounded animals back to health. As an adult, little has changed—except she is now the acclaimed illustrator of several books for children, including Lemony Snicket's The Composer is Dead, Dillweed's Revenge by Florence Parry Heide, and The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart.

Colin and Carson live with their son, Hank, in Portland, Oregon, quite near the Impassable Wilderness.

Colin Meloy

Books by Colin Meloy

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 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.
by Colin Meloy - Family Life, Fantasy

Ever since Prue McKeel returned home from the Impassable Wilderness after rescuing her brother from the malevolent Dowager Governess, life has been pretty dull. Her mind is constantly returning to the verdant groves and sky-tall trees of Wildwood, where her friend Curtis still remains as a bandit-in-training. In what will be their greatest challenge yet, Prue and Curtis are thrown together again to save themselves and the lives of their friends, and to bring unity to a divided country.