Release August 30, 2011
Publisher Balzer + Bray
Synopsis (from Goodreads): The first book in the epic middle-grade fantasy series full of magic, wonder, and danger—nothing less than an American Narnia—from Colin Meloy, lead singer of the highly celebrated band the Decemberists, and Carson Ellis, the acclaimed illustrator of the New York Times bestselling The Mysterious Benedict Society.
I have heard some amazing early buzz for this book. The illustrations are beautiful and the book is getting comparisons to The Chronicles of Narnia (one of my personal favourites). A comparison like that definitely has me hooked. Can't wait to read it.