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Canongate Books Limited, 2012 - Animals - 541 pages
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When her baby brother is kidnapped by crows, Prue McKeel begins an adventure that takes her and her friend Curtis deep into the Impassable Wilderness. There they uncover a secret world in the midst of violent upheaval, a world full of warring creatures, peace-loving mystics and powerful figures with the darkest intentions.

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User Review  - mapeck129 - LibraryThing

This story is about a girl named Prue Mckeel who lives in Portland and one day her little baby brother is stolen by crows. Prue find herself wandering in the Impassable wilderness. She finds talking animals and finds out that her brother wasn't taken for any random reason. Read full review

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User Review  - lissabeth21 - LibraryThing

A bit of a slow start gave way to a beautifully imagined, deliciously described world of wonders living parallel to our own. It was fanciful and interesting, keeping close to the middle grade ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

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. This is his first time channeling those ideas into a novel. As a child, 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 Portland, Oregon, quite near the Impassable Wilderness.

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