Decemberists Lead Singer Now A Childrenâ€™s Author
April 29, 2010 at 5:29 PM (PT)
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS has announced that it has acquired North American rights to "Wildwood," a middle-grade book series by COLIN MELOY -- lead singer and songwriter of THE DECEMBERISTS. The illustrations will be done by acclaimed artist CARSON ELLIS.
"The germ of this series goes back a long way," MELOY said. "For me, this is the culmination of a long-term collaboration with CARSON, matching words and art. I grew up on a steady diet of LLOYD ALEXANDER, ROALD DAHL and TOLKIEN; this is our humble paean to that grand tradition of epic adventure stories."