Monday, December 22, 2008

The Wild Wood

The Wild Wood is by Charles De Lint. Eithnie lives in the Canadian woods near Ottawa. She is a painter who is struggling to find the lost passion in her art. She returns to the woods for inspiration and discovers Faerie instead. Strange creatures began to creep into her sketches and then into her dreams and then into her life. The world of Faerie is crying out to her for help, but what can she do? What is it they want her to remember? Can she save their world and what will happen to her world if she does? One of De Lint's early masterpieces finally back in print. It is magical and yet mildly frightening at the same time. These aren't your charming little English flower fairies.

Ratings: 9th grade - 9 out of 10 - AC (some mature thematic content).

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