The Resource Wildwood, Colin Meloy, (sound recording audiobook CD)

Wildwood, Colin Meloy, (sound recording audiobook CD)

Label
Wildwood
Title
Wildwood
Statement of responsibility
Colin Meloy
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When her baby brother is kidnapped by crows, seventh-grader Prue McKeel ventures into the forbidden Impassable Wilderness--a dangerous and magical forest in the middle of Portland, Oregon--and soon finds herself involved in a war among the various inhabitants
Member of
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Review
  • The lead singer of the indie folk group The Decemberists has written a complex, sprawling fantasy. It's a massive undertaking for narrator Amanda Plummer, whose narration is strangely flat and unemotional. Voices for characters are inconsistent and often inappropriate. Sometimes Brandon, leader of the Bandits, seems to have an Irish accent; at other times the accent is gone. Perhaps the most puzzling character of all is Septimus the Rat, whose lilting Southern voice is jarringly inconsistent with his cunning personality. Fans of the Decemberists may be enthralled by this tale, but the target audience of 8-12-year-olds may be flummoxed by this lifeless production of a complicated story. N.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine
  • Gr 4 – 7 — As a young girl, Prue McKeel first noticed the Impassable Wilderness on her father's map of Portland. When Mac, her baby brother, is abducted by crows and taken there, Prue and her friend Curtis bravely set out and discover Wildwood. Curtis is captured by coyote soldiers, and the bureaucratic government of South Wood refuses to help Prue. Curtis meets the Dowager Governess, former Governess of South Wood, who becomes his enemy once he discovers her sinister plan to sacrifice Mac to the Ivy. Prue, directed by Owl Rex, leader of the Avians, goes to North Wood to speak to the mystics. Prue and Curtis must unite the rest of Wildwood against the Dowager Governess to save Mac and all of Wildwood. Colin Meloy's fantasy (Harper 2011) creates a striking new world peopled by unique and fascinating human and animal characters. Amanda Plummer perfectly voices the untamable quality of the creatures of Wildwood and the tenacity of Prue. Meloy has created a tale that combines fantasy, an eco-fable, and a coming-of-age story. Have the book available so listeners can peruse Carson Ellis's fantastic illustrations that perfectly capture Meloy's fantasy world. Listeners will eagerly await the sequel. Give this to fans of John Stephens's The Emerald Atlas and Trenton Lee Stewart's The Mysterious Benedict Society .—Sarah Flood, Breckinridge County Public Library, Hardinsburg, KY --Sarah Flood (Reviewed December 1, 2011) (School Library Journal, vol 57, issue 12, p69)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10098091
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meloy, Colin
Dewey number
[Fic]
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Intended audience
900L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 7
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Amanda Plummer
Reading level
6.3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Plummer, Amanda
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Wildwood chronicles
Series volume
bk. 1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Missing children
  • Portland (Or.)
Target audience
juvenile
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Wildwood, Colin Meloy, (sound recording audiobook CD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Some sets repackaged and distributed by Midwest Tape, LLC
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
13 audio discs (approximately 15 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062047069
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780062047069
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Wildwood, Colin Meloy, (sound recording audiobook CD)
Publication
Note
Some sets repackaged and distributed by Midwest Tape, LLC
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
13 audio discs (approximately 15 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062047069
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9780062047069
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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