Colin Meloy of The Decemberists coming to Salt Lake City for Wildwood book tour
Published: August 3, 2012 02:02PM
Updated: August 3, 2012 02:02PM


Colin Meloy, the lead singer of The Decemberists, and illustrator Caron Ellis will be coming to Salt Lake City on tour for Under Wildwood, the second book in their bes-tselling series The Wildwood Chronicles.

The event will be Thursday, September 27 at 7 p.m. at King's English (1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City).

From the press release:

Wildwood, the first book in the series, won over both adult and young readers alike as it climbed the New York Times bestseller list, garnering glowing reviews in the New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, USA Today as well as a major movie deal with Laika Studios, the stop motion animation studio that produced the Academy Award-nominated movie adaptation of Coraline by Neil Gaiman.

Under Wildwood (Balzer + Bray; hardcover fiction, $17.99; ISBN: 9780062024718; Ages 10 and up; on sale September 25, 2012), the second book in adventure fantasy series The Wildwood Chronicles, is filled with 84 intricate and beautiful illustrations from Carson Ellis, the accomplished illustrator of Wildwood, Trenton Lee Stewart’s The Mysterious Benedict Society and Lemony Snicket’s The Composer is Dead.

Under Wildwood continues the exciting adventures of Prue McKeel after her return from rescuing her baby brother from the Dowager Governess in the Impassable Wilderness. In what will be their greatest challenge yet, Prue must find and once again band together with old friend Curtis to thwart new emerging dark forces that threaten not only the Impassable Wilderness but also their lives and the lives of their friends.