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COLIN MELOY and CARSON ELLIS / Wildwood Imperium
The Booksmith
San Francisco, CA
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From the critically acclaimed author and illustrator team behind Wildwood and Under Wildwood -- Colin Meloy, lead singer and songwriter of The Decemberists, and Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of The Mysterious Benedict Society -- comes WILDWOOD IMPERIUM, the highly anticipated third book in The Wildwood Chronicles, an epic fantasy series full of magic, wonder, and danger set in an alternate version of modern-day Portland, Oregon.

A young girl's midnight séance awakens a long-slumbering malevolent spirit. . . . A band of runaway orphans allies with an underground collective of saboteurs and plans a daring rescue of their friends, imprisoned in the belly of 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. . . . and the fate of Wildwood hangs in the balance.

The Wildwood Chronicles is a mesmerizing and epic tale, at once firmly steeped in the classics of children's literature and completely fresh at the same time. In this book, Colin Meloy continues to expand and enrich the magical world and cast of characters he created in Wildwood, while Carson Ellis once again brings that world to life with her gorgeous artwork, including six full-color plates.

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 sons, Hank and Milo, in Oregon. Wildwood has been optioned by the same company that made the stop-action Coraline from Neil Gaiman's novel.

$5 ticket admits one to the event for priority seating beginning at 6:15 -- you won't have a reserved seat, but may be seated first. Your tickets are ALSO good for $5 off an instore purchase of Wildwood Imperium, and/or the previous two books in the series, Wildwood and Under Wildwood at The Booksmith today or up to 3/3/14. (Note: multiple tickets can combine!)
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The Booksmith (View)
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States


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Arts > Literary
Other > Family-Friendly

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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