If you need a literary escape to hep you push through these last winter months, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of Wildwood by Colin Meloy with illustrations by Carson Ellis. Wildwood is a novel (yes, an illustrated novel, not a picture book) that tells the story of a girl named Prue who must find strength when her little brother is carried off by a flock of crows and whisked to a nearby wilderness. It’s everything a modern fairy tale should be.
You can also now get the sequel, Under Wildwood if you can’t get enough.
All images property of Wildwood. Visit Carson Ellis’s website or the Wildwood Chronicles Website for more illustrations.