Join Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis, creators of the Wildwood trilogy, as they discuss and sign copies their new book, The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid.
Note that while this event is free, purchase of The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid from The Book Stall is required to enter the book-signing line.
From the creators of the New York Times bestselling Wildwood Chronicles comes an original, humorous, and fast-paced middle grade novel about a band of child pickpockets—imagine The Invention of Hugo Cabret meets Oliver Twist.
It is an ordinary Tuesday morning in April when bored, lonely Charlie Fisher witnesses something incredible. Right before his eyes, in a busy square in Marseille, a group of pickpockets pulls off an amazing robbery. As the young bandits appear to melt into the crowd, Charlie realizes with a start that he himself was one of their marks.
"There's a lot to be said for a good, old-fashioned caper. Meloy accomplishes this rare feat with panache, turning out an infectious--and at times cinematic--adventure suffused with personal growth, secrecy, sleight of hand, and higher stakes than the story's protagonist ever imagined."--Booklist (starred review)
"Ellis' charming illustrations adeptly capture the playful tone and decidedly period setting. A gleefully metafictional caper and middle-grade picaresque bound to appeal to discerning young readers."--Kirkus Reviews
Decemberist fans--Mr. Meloy will be happy to sign ONE piece of Decemberist memorabila for you with the purchase of a copy of The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid.!
Colin Meloy is the author of the New York Times bestselling Wildwood Chronicles and is the singer and songwriter for the band the Decemberists. Colin and illustrator Carson Ellis live just outside Portland, Oregon, with their family. Carson Ellis is the illustrator of a number of books for children, including the Wildwood Chronicles, and is the author and illustrator of the picture books Du Iz Tak?, a Caldecott Honor winner, and Home.
From the creators of the New York Times bestselling Wildwood Chronicles comes an original, humorous, and fast-paced middle grade novel about a band of child pickpockets--imagine The Invention of Hugo Cabret meets Oliver Twist.