Ideas & Inspiration for Wildwood
From the publisher’s website:
For fans of The Chronicles of Narnia comes the first book in the Wildwood Chronicles, the New York Times bestselling fantasy adventure series by Colin Meloy, lead singer of the Decemberists, and Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of The Mysterious Benedict Society.
In Wildwood, Prue and her friend Curtis uncover a secret world in the midst of violent upheaval—a world full of warring creatures, peaceable mystics, and powerful figures with the darkest intentions. And what begins as a rescue mission becomes something much greater as the two friends find themselves entwined in a struggle for the very freedom of this wilderness. A wilderness the locals call Wildwood.
Wildwood captivates readers with the wonder and thrill of a secret world within the landscape of a modern city. It feels at once firmly steeped in the classics of children's literature and completely fresh at the same time. The story is told from multiple points of view, and the book features more than eighty illustrations, including six full-color plates, making this an absolutely gorgeous object.
Title-specific resources for your Book to Art Club:
- Wildwood Discussion Guide
- Colin and Carson's Official Wildwood Playlist
- New York Times Article
- Wildwood Pinterest Page
About the suggested projects:
Wildwood is an enchanting fictional tale of self-discovery that takes place in the very real Wildwood Park in the state of Washington. Go for a nature walk to collect leaves for nature-themed projects and study Carson Ellis's drawings for inspiration.