Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis

What:  Author Colin Meloy and illustrator Carson Ellis will discuss and sign their newest collaboration, THE WHIZ MOB AND THE GRENADINE KID, a novel for children.

When:  Wednesday, November 1, 6:00 pm

Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX  77079

Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis for book personalization, please purchase THE WHIZ MOB AND THE GRENADINE KID from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your book and signing line ticket can be picked up at the event.

  • Colin Meloy is happy to sign ONE piece of Decemberists’ memorabilia per person WITH the purchase of THE WHIZ MOB AND THE GRENADINE KID.

About the Author and Illustrator:

Colin Meloy is the author of the New York Times bestselling WILDWOOD CHRONICLES and is the singer and songwriter for The Decemberists band. Carson Ellis is the illustrator of a number of books for children, including the WILDWOOD CHRONICLES, and is the author and illustrator of the picture books DU IZ TAK?, a Caldecott Honor winner, and HOME. They live just outside Portland, Oregon, with their family.


A limited number of autographed copies of this book will be available for purchase after the event.  If you cannot attend the event, and would like a personalized copy of her book, please call us before the event at (281) 497-8675.

If you can't attend the event or need a copy shipped to you, you may call the store or add the appropriate book to your cart on our website. Payment type must be "CreditCard." In the order notes, add personalization details.

To place an international order, please email to obtain shipping details and to have items shipped to you. Staff will respond within 24-48 hours.


Event date: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:00pm
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The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid Cover Image
By Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062342454
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - October 24th, 2017

From the creators of the New York Times bestselling Wildwood Chronicles comes an original, humorous, and fast-paced middle grade novel about a band of child pickpockets—imagine The Invention of Hugo Cabret meets Oliver Twist.