You’re going to love this book. If you’re a kid or a grandmother, like me, you won’t be able to put it down until the last page. And then you’ll go back to the beginning and study every single illustration in great detail. Just as Melinda Culea has drawn them. Wondago is a mystery rich with the angst of adolescence, the comforts and pragmatism of farm life, the loyalty of friendship and family, and the uncomfortable gift of mysticism. This is a wonderful book.
This book is a synergy of pictures and story that come together to tell a unique and engaging tale unlike any other. The story is charming and the pictures are beautiful. It’s more than a book. It’s a new art form. I loved it as did my teenage daughter.
What a sweet book. The primitive oil pastel illustrations that accompany each chapter/page wonderfully illustrates what the main character is seeing as she pieces together a memory by making these drawings as a part of the story. I loved the experience of mixing art and literature.
I loved “Wondago”! It is an intriguing story full of suspense and mystery, with elements of mysticism. It also beautifully captures a journey of healing and self-discovery for its young protagonist. Melinda Culea’s imaginative writing and evocative artwork kept me thoroughly enthralled and looking forward to more from this very talented author/artist.
Intriguing and captivating story. Beautifully written. Enticing and intense as you journey through the beauty of artwork through Wondago. This novel is truly a piece of art in both literally and artistically.
This book is an experience. With a vivid and highly descriptive writing style, and original artwork that paces alongside the story, I found myself very present in the authors world. The story has throughout a thread of wonder, fear, and displacement – which is re imagined through the artwork. It reminds me of time as young adult when seemingly banal experiences and observations were electric.