Colin Meloy has written a fun story about another world that is found in the Impassable Wilderness.
Prue, aided by her friend, Curtis find friends and enemies in the Wilderness. The bandits are working to help the poor while the government is in a mess. The coyotes are fighting with the exiled queen to regain power. The birds are living in their own area and when Prue finds the animals of the North Wood are willing to help her find the Mystics and rescue her brother she is thrilled. However, while Prue is trying to get the right help, Curtis is tricked into helping the Queen. With the help of a rat Curtis learns that he is on the wrong side. He makes friends with the bandits who he first believes are the bad guys but with their help he just may be the one who finds and rescues Max. Or will Prue and the Mystics be the first to find and rescue Max?
This is a great fantasy adventure that will have you turning page after page to find out what will happen next. There are plot twists you won't be expecting. I'm sure all upper grade readers will enjoy this book and will want to read the rest in the series. You will be amazed at all the creatures that are found living in the Impassable Wilderness. Perhaps you will want to visit one day!
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