Parents' Guide to

Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 1

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.

Book Colin Meloy Fantasy 2011
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 9+

Adventure and mystery

The whole time we read they asked "who is the bad guy?" A fun adventure! There is some alcohol and smoking in the story which I found to be unnecessary to the plot and I am still not really sure why the author included these things given the intended audience.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.
age 9+

Fabulous Story!

My 9 year old advanced reader devoured this book! She raved about every single page and begged me to read it when she was done. Fabulous story!!

This title has:

Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (16):

WILDWOOD is an exciting, charming, and clever tale that finds a unique kind of magic in the forest of the Pacific Northwest. The plot has echoes of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, but it is not slavish to its influences, presenting an unusual and well-drawn mix of adult, child, and animal characters. Meloy has a pleasant, unaffected style, and Ellis' illustrations perfectly complement the text. The first part of a proposed series, Wildwood resolves its central conflict satisfactorily, while leaving enough tantalizing loose ends for further exploration.

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