novel, age 9 and up, 241 pp
illustrated by the author
Front Street, imprint of
Boyds Mills Press
author/artist Clay Carmichael & sculptor Mike Roig make art from life and a life together from art here.
More praise for Wild Things:
Carmichael casts a spell over the reader with her spare beauty of language and the enchantment of her tale….This is a book for those who love the sounds and silences of the natural world, for those who crave both love and independence, and for anyone, of any age, who wonders. Read it once for the story, again for its beauty, and many times more for its unsentimental, down-to-earth, heart-lifting spirit.
--Luli Gray, author of Falcon’s Egg
“I loved the story [and] all the characters, especially the girl and the cat…I loved the element of mystery and slight hint of magic…I read it in one sitting, so it certainly kept me hooked…congrats to you on another wonderful piece of work. I continue to be a big fan! (You rock!)
Karin Michels, Head of Youth Services, Chapel Hill Public Library, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
"Every single one of you should read this book. Really, young or old, I want you to read this and then tell me how far in love with the characters you fell. I was enchanted with the story, loving the characters, and so sad when it ended...yet happy. A beautifully written book, screaming out for readers."
"It reminds me of Katherine Paterson's The Great Gilly Hopkins."—KaaVonia Hinton, co-author of Young Adult Literature: Exploration, Evaluation and Appreciation (Prentice Hall, 2009)