142 pages, 11.25 × 8 × 0.7 in
November 1, 2005
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0689859414
ISBN - 13: 9780689859410
About the Book
With 41 fabulous full-color plates, six gatefolds, six watercolor landscapes, scores of black-and-white and color sketches of 31 faierie species, this book is destined to be a favorite of even the most demanding faierie enthusiast. Illustrations.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Letter from Arthur Spiderwick
Foreword by Tony DiTerlizzi
The Invisible World
Equipment and Protection
List of Plates Around the House and Yard
Stray Sod (Herbiformidae) In Fields and Forests
Unicorns (Monoceratidae) In Lakes, Streams, and the Sea
Sea Serpents (Serpentimaridae)
Trolls (Nocturnidae) In the Hills and Mountains
Ogres (Stultibrutidae) In the Sky
Phoenixes (Vetustidae) Outside at Night
Addendum by Jared Grace
For Further Reading
From the Publisher
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!
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.