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The Seeing Stone

by Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi
Illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | May 7, 2013 | Trade Paperback

The Seeing Stone is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 3.
Mallory and Jake must rescue Simon from the goblins who snatched him in this repackage of the second book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles.

Thanks to the mysterious field guide left behind by their long-lost great-great-uncle Arthur Spiderwick, life for the Grace kids—Jared, Simon, and Mallory—is beyond weird. When Simon goes missing, Jared is convinced creatures from the faerie world have something to do with it. Mallory is not convinced. That is, until she and Jared have to contend with a band of menacing, marauding goblins. Simon is clearly in danger, and it’s up to Mallory and Simon to save him, before it’s too late…

In honor of the tenth anniversary of the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles series, which has more than 12 million copies in print worldwide, this edition of The Seeing Stone features a larger trim size and an original cover with all-new art from Tony DiTerlizzi.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.4 in

Published: May 7, 2013

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1442486945

ISBN - 13: 9781442486942

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome series After finishing book one in this series, I could not stop, picked up book 2 and read it in one quick sitting. The story picks up just after volume one. Malory, Jared and Simon Grace are back at it again. The children soon learn that there is a price to pay for learning about creatures that usually stay hidden, with a mix of kidnapping, a cooked cat, briar patch cages, a wounded griffin, a pack of goblins and a troll. The story packs a lot in a small space. Once you start reading the books you will not want to stop. Make sure you have at least the five from the first series. Both Black and DiTerlizzi do an amazing job again on this book. So as soon as you finish it you will be desperate to pick up book 3, Lucinda's Secret. The writing is excellent and the illustrations are awesome. This book is a great read and will leave you itching for the next book in the series.
Date published: 2011-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intense but funny at the same time! This was a very intense book. My daughter was on the edge of her seat the whole time. We take turns reading chapters to each other and she often read ahead of me. There is lots of action in this one. There were other neat things as well. The introduction of the seeing stone was really neat. The giant griffen was alos interesting. My daughter loved the mention of the sprites, a welcomed break from the goblins, etc. The neatest, in my opinion, was the hogsqueal. I find the character so whimsical it makes me chuckle even as an adult.
Date published: 2008-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from As Good As the First Jared watches as his twin brother is attacked by an unseen menace and carted away. Thimbletack, the house boggart, gives him a special seeing stone that helps him to see the creatures of faerie. With the stone firmly in place, he and Mallory set off to find their brother. The first book ended just as the story seemed to be starting and this volume starts off running. Lots of action and mythic creatures abound as the children discover just what lives in the forest behind them. My 7yo was on the edge of his seat with the excitement and is loving the humour. We are both eager to read the next book.
Date published: 2008-02-06

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The Seeing Stone

by Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi
Illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.4 in

Published: May 7, 2013

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1442486945

ISBN - 13: 9781442486942

About the Book

Mallory and Jake must rescue Simon from the goblins who snatched him in this repackage of the second book in Black and DiTerlizzi's #1 "New York Times"-bestselling Spiderwick Chronicle, featuring all-new art to commemorate the series' 10th anniversary. Illustrations.

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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.
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Mallory and Jake must rescue Simon from the goblins who snatched him in this repackage of the second book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles.

Thanks to the mysterious field guide left behind by their long-lost great-great-uncle Arthur Spiderwick, life for the Grace kids—Jared, Simon, and Mallory—is beyond weird. When Simon goes missing, Jared is convinced creatures from the faerie world have something to do with it. Mallory is not convinced. That is, until she and Jared have to contend with a band of menacing, marauding goblins. Simon is clearly in danger, and it’s up to Mallory and Simon to save him, before it’s too late…

In honor of the tenth anniversary of the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles series, which has more than 12 million copies in print worldwide, this edition of The Seeing Stone features a larger trim size and an original cover with all-new art from Tony DiTerlizzi.

About the Author

Holly Black was born in New Jersey in 1971. She graduated with a B.A. in English from The College of New Jersey in 1994. Her first book, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale was published in 2002 and was included in the American Library Association's Best Books for Young Adults. She has since written two other books in the same universe, Valiant (2005), and the sequel to Tithe, Ironside (2007). Valiant was a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award for Young Readers and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. She collaborated with Caldecott award winning artist, Tony DiTerlizzi, to create the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles. The books have been translated into over 30 languages and adapted into a film by Paramount Pictures in conjunction with Nickelodeon Films. Her first collection of short fiction, Poison Eaters and Other Stories, was published in 2010.

Editorial Reviews

"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

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