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Colin Meloy

Autor(a) de Wildwood

15 Works 4,380 Membros 163 Críticas 3 Favorited

About the Author

Colin Meloy was born in Helena, Montana on October 5, 1974. He graduated from the creative writing program at the University of Montana in Missoula in 1998. He became the singer and songwriter for the band the Decemberists. In 2004, he wrote a 100-page book on The Replacements' third album, Let It mostrar mais Be. He is also the author of the children's series The Wildwood Chronicles, which is illustrated by his wife Carson Ellis. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1974-10-05
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
Portland, Oregon, USA
Ocupações
musician
writer
Relações
Ellis, Carson (wife)
Meloy, Maile (sister)
Organizações
The Decemberists

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It is an ordinary Tuesday morning in April when bored, lonely Charlie Fisher witnesses something incredible. Right before his eyes, in a busy square in Marseille, a group of pickpockets pulls off an amazing robbery. As the young bandits appear to melt into the crowd, Charlie realizes with a start that he himself was one of their marks.

Yet Charlie is less alarmed than intrigued. This 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 defends one of their cannons, Amir, to the police, under one condition: he teach Charlie the tricks of the trade.

What starts off as a lesson on pinches, kicks, and chumps soon turns into an invitation for Charlie 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--they are everything Charlie yearns to be. 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.
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PlumfieldCH | 9 outras críticas | May 9, 2024 |
Your adolescence is not that unique or interesting. It's certainly much less unique and interesting than this album, which plays a fairly minor part in this boring memoir.
 
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ecdawson | 5 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
Brightly illustrated rhyming poem about a family who cannot fall asleep due to mysterious circumstances. Hilarious illustrations and verse. Middle elementary level, some extremely high vocabulary for rhyming sake(chintz?).
 
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zrobinson | 4 outras críticas | Jan 18, 2024 |
Mostly, I thought it was too long, but I also thought it was too twee and derivative. I listened to the audiobook narrated by Amanda Plummer and I thought she was purposely trying to put the emphasis in weird places in sentences, which just compounded my annoyance with the book overall.

Wildwood gets two stars instead of just one because it's serviceable. If a kid really wanted a long fantasy similar to C.S. Lewis, I wouldn't tell him NOT to read this.
 
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LibrarianDest | 106 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |

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Carson Ellis Illustrator
Shawn Harris Illustrator

Estatísticas

Obras
15
Membros
4,380
Popularidade
#5,728
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
163
ISBN
123
Línguas
9
Marcado como favorito
3

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