Format: Paper over Board
Dimensions: 128 pages, 6.75 × 4.5 × 0.6 in
Published: May 1, 2003
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0689859376
ISBN - 13: 9780689859373
About the Book
The Grace kids are just beginning to get used to Aunt Lucinda's strange old mansion when Simon suddenly disappears. Jared and his sister have to rely on the help of a mischievous house boggart, a nasty bridge troll, and a loud-mouthed hobgoblin to get him back. Illustrations.
Read from the Book
Chapter One: IN WHICH More Than a Cat Goes Missing The late bus dropped Jared Grace at the bottom of his street. From there it was an uphill climb to the dilapidated old house where his family was staying until his mother found something better or his crazy old aunt wanted it back. The red and gold leaves of the low-hanging trees around the gate made the gray shingles look forlorn. The place looked as bad as Jared felt. He couldn''t believe he''d had to stay after school already. It wasn''t like he didn''t try to get along with the other kids. He just wasn''t good at it. Take today, for example. Sure, he''d been drawing a brownie while the teacher was talking, but he was still paying attention. More or less. And she didn''t have to hold up his drawing in front of the whole class. After that, the kids wouldn''t stop bothering him. Before he knew it, he was ripping some boy''s notebook in half. He''d hoped things would be better at this school. But since his parents'' divorce, things had gone from bad to worse. Jared walked into the kitchen. His twin, Simon, sat at the old farmhouse table with an untouched saucer of milk in front of him. Simon looked up. "Have you seen Tibbs?" "I just got home." Jared went to the fridge and took a swig of apple juice. It was so cold that it made his head hurt. "Well, did you see him outside?" Simon asked. "I''ve looked everywhere." Jared shook his head. He didn''t care about the stupid cat. She was just the newest member of Simon''s menagerie.
From the Publisher
we said no
still you looked
someone gets cooked
About the Author
Author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi was born in Los Angeles, California in 1969. He received a degree in graphic design from the Florida School of the Arts and the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in 1992. He spent six years working as a freelancer for TSR, the publisher of Dungeons and Dragons. His first picture book, Jimmy Zangwow's Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure was published in 2000. He won the University of Chicago's Zena Sutherland Book Award for Ted and a Caldecott Honor in 2003 for The Spider and the Fly. He has written and illustrated numerous books including G is for One Gzonk! and Kenny and the Dragon. He met author Holly Black during a magazine interview on his work for Dungeons and Dragons. Together, they created two series: The Spiderwick Chronicles and Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles. In 2008, a live action adaptation of The Spiderwick Chronicles was made by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies.
"Appealing characters, well-measured suspense and an inviting
package will lure readers...Youngsters may well find themselves
glancing over their shoulders."
-- Publishers Weekly, starred review