Friday, June 7, 2013

Set in modern day Portland, OR, there is an area known as "I.W." otherwise known as the "Impassable Wilderness", and as our journey begins, we know that no one that has ever ventured into the "I.W." has ever ventured out and told about it.

Prue McKeel is just an ordinary kid, or so she thinks at the onset, having taken her baby brother to a local park one day, she witnesses a "murder of crows" abduct him, and carry him off towards the forest of the "I.W.", naturally, she realizes that since he was in her custody, it is her responsibility to return him safe and sound to his family. So, Prue starts a journey to the "I.W.", with schoolmate Curtis, who has decided on his own to follow her. Once across the bridge, wild and weird events take hold of them, they become separated, and "fall" in with opposing factions. Both are united in finding Prue's baby brother, they just go about it in different ways. This is a place where animals and humans have "equal" footing. Finally, being reunited, they must come to terms with the evil force behind the abduction. Fowl play is afoot.

Remarkable pen and ink drawings, and lovely color illustrations throughout the book.
Husband and wife team live in Portland, OR, so the story holds forth with much truth about the area.

This is the first book in the series then you have

This is what I just finished.  Once again the pen and ink drawings and the color illustrations throughout the book are just delightful, and boy what a cliff hanger ending.......

Even if you are an adult, these books are well worth the time, children's authors are so much more thoughtful in bringing forth their characters.

Give them a shot.

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