Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You

Hardcover | November 1, 2005

byHolly Black, Tony DiTerlizziIllustratorTony DiTerlizzi

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It all began with a strange, mysterious correspondence left for authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black at a small New England bookstore. Written by three siblings, the letter told of their great-great-uncle Arthur Spiderwick and an unfinished tome filled with eyewitness accounts of creatures otherwise thought to be the stuff of legend. In the #1 New York Times bestselling serial the Spiderwick Chronicles, readers were enthralled by the account of the those siblings, Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace, as they battled dwarves, goblins, elves, and a diabolical ogre in their efforts to hold on to their uncle Spiderwick,s life work. Now, through the combined efforts of the Grace children and authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, Simon & Schuster is thrilled to present that work to you!
Beginning with a thoughtful and informative introduction, progressing through six exhaustive sections featuring thirty-one faerie species, and culminating with an addendum that includes observations supplied by Jared Grace, this long-awaited compendium to the worldwide Spiderwick phenomenon delivers enough information to satisfy even the most demanding faerie enthusiast. Not only will readers learn the habits and habitats of the fourteen fantastical creatures featured in the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling chapter books, but they will be delighted and astonished by an additional seventeen creatures. Also included are dozens of snippets from Arthur Spiderwick,s personal journal as well as cameos from a few series favorites.
With so much to offer, this book is destined to be pored over for generations to come!
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It all began with a strange, mysterious correspondence left for authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black at a small New England bookstore. Written by three siblings, the letter told of their great-great-uncle Arthur Spiderwick and an unfinished tome filled with eyewitness accounts of creatures otherwise thought to be the stuff of legend...

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...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:142 pages, 11.25 × 8 × 0.7 inPublished:November 1, 2005Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0689859414

ISBN - 13:9780689859410

Appropriate for ages: 8

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning! A must-have for fantasy lovers. My 10-year-old son received this today and 4 hours later he has not been able to put it down. The beautifully detailed sketches and drawings paired with the seemingly real notes and descriptions bring life to the fantastical creatures from the Spiderwick chronicles in a way that dares one to deny their existence.
Date published: 2005-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb This book is nonquestionably beautiful. The drawings and writings. The riddles, the faeires. A must have!
Date published: 2005-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Book! This book is ideal for any child who loves and wants to believe in the magical world around them. The illustrations are well done as well the brief text that explains what gobblins, hobgobblins, and boggarts are. The text is precise and clear, which makes it an easy read for children. Highly recommend to all parents and kids who love the potential of magical worlds.
Date published: 2005-11-03

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Letter from Arthur Spiderwick

Foreword by Tony DiTerlizzi

The Invisible World

The Sight

Equipment and Protection

List of Plates

Around the House and Yard

Brownies (Homunculidae)

Boggarts (Homunculidae)

Changelings (Circulifestidae)

Pixies (Pusillipraedonidae)

Salamanders (Flammieuntidae)

Stray Sod (Herbiformidae)

In Fields and Forests

Cockatrices (Serpentigentidae)

Elves (Circulifestidae)

Leprechauns (Ingeniosidae)

Manticores (Bestiadae)

Sprites (Cordimundidae)

Treefolk (Hamadryadidae)

Unicorns (Monoceratidae)

In Lakes, Streams, and the Sea

Kelpies (Equidae)

Merfolk (Sirenidae)

Nixies (Naiadidae)

Sea Serpents (Serpentimaridae)

Trolls (Nocturnidae)

In the Hills and Mountains

Dwarves (Brevihominidae)

Giants (Gigantidae)

Goblins (Adentidae)

Hobgoblins (Amicidiabolidae)

Knockers (Cavernahabentidae)

Ogres (Stultibrutidae)

In the Sky

Dragons (Draconidae)

Griffins (Mixtidae)

Phoenixes (Vetustidae)

Outside at Night

Banshees (Circulifestidae)

Gargoyles (Bestialapidae)

Phookas (Praestigiatoridae)

Will-o'-the-Wisps (Falsilucidae)

Addendum by Jared Grace

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