The Golden Thread: A Song for Pete Seeger

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10.0 X 0.5 X 10.1 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

Colin Meloy is the writer of the bestselling Wildwood Chronicles and the singer and songwriter for the band the Decemberists. The Golden Thread: A Song for Pete Seeger is his first picture book. He once joined Pete Seeger onstage, singing American folk standards at the Newport Folk Festival in 2011, and even now, he can barely believe it actually happened, it was so cool. He lives just outside Portland, Oregon, with his family.

Nikki McClure is a self-taught cut-paper artist and the author-illustrator of many books for children, including In; To Market, To Market; Waiting for High Tide; and Mama, Is It Summer Yet? She lives in Olympia, Washington.


Praise for THE WILDWOOD CHRONICLES: "A richly satisfying weave of reality and fantasy."--New York Times Book Review
Praise for THE WILDWOOD CHRONICLES: "Meloy's debut is the kind of delicate, elaborate fantasy that is so well versed in classic Narnian tropes that it is destined to be enthusiastically embraced."--ALA Booklist *starred review*
Praise for THE WILDWOOD CHRONICLES: "Meloy has an immediately recognizable verbal style and creates a fully realized fantasy world. Ellis's illustrations perfectly capture the original world and contribute to the feel of an instant timeless classic."--School Library Journal (starred review)
Praise for THE WILDWOOD CHRONICLES: "Meloy's storytelling skills, honed on his epic ballads for The Decemberists, translate well to prose. Ellis's precise, detailed style evokes a folksy charm that is just right for the overgrown natural world of Wildwood and its inhabitants."--The Atlantic
Praise for THE WILDWOOD CHRONICLES: "This book is like the wild, strange forest it describes. It is full of suspense and danger and frightening things the world has never seen, and once I stepped inside I never wanted to leave."--Lemony Snicket
Praise for THE WILDWOOD CHRONICLES: "Dark and whimsical, with a true and uncanny sense of otherworldliness, Wildwood is the heir to a great tradition of stories of wild childhood adventure. It snatched me up and carried me off into a world I didn't want to leave."--Michael Chabon
"[A] gorgeous, emotionally expansive book. Meloy hails his hero in emphatic, lyric-like poetry. The dynamic spreads evoke both the historic heft of vintage newspaper photography and the soaring beauty of righteous, joyous song."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Meloy honors the long career of this remarkable activist in words that sing and soar in joyful homage. Positively joyous."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Meloy's ode to Pete Seeger celebrates his life as a performer, songwriter, union organizer, civil rights advocate, ship builder, sailor, carpenter, and environmentalist. This makes a good introduction to Seeger and his many contributions to American music."--Booklist
"In this unique picture book biography of the late folk musician and activist, the text is written as lyrics to a ballad. McClure's artwork complements the subject with her signature style of impeccable and fluid cut paper. [A] thoughtful and exquisitely-illustrated tribute to Pete Seeger."--School Library Journal
Praise for THE WILDWOOD CHRONICLES: "Wildwood is a beautiful object and a beautiful read. One part fairy tale, one part coming of age story, one part unrepentantly gorgeous work of art, this book is overflowing with gifts."--Jonathan Safran Foer