Notebook for Fantastical Observations

Paper over Board | June 1, 2005

byHolly Black, Tony DiTerlizziIllustratorTony DiTerlizzi

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Can't get enough of the faerie world? Well, Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, the brave souls that helped Mallory, Simon, and Jared Grace bring their amazing adventures to a worldwide audience, are here to help you find yours!

Presenting The Spiderwick Chronicles Notebook for Fantastical Observations. This handy interactive storybook features seventeen mini-adventures collected from faerie watchers around the globe as well as plenty of pages for readers to add their own stories, maps, charts, notes, lists, diagrams, and drawings. So get ready to embark on your own faerie adventure -- all you need is an observant eye and an open mind. Just keep your wits about you. After all... their world is closer than you think....

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Can't get enough of the faerie world? Well, Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, the brave souls that helped Mallory, Simon, and Jared Grace bring their amazing adventures to a worldwide audience, are here to help you find yours! Presenting The Spiderwick Chronicles Notebook for Fantastical Observations. This handy interactive storybook ...

Holly Black's first book, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale, was published in 2002 with stellar reviews. She lives in West Long Branch, New Jersey, with her husband, Theo. Visit her website at www.blackholly.com

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Format:Paper over BoardDimensions:240 pages, 6.75 × 5.25 × 0.8 inPublished:June 1, 2005Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1416903453

ISBN - 13:9781416903451

Appropriate for ages: 7

Books by Holly Black

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but get the book not eBook. This was the first book in the Spiderwick world I was disappointed with. I bought the eBook and cannot figure out why the publisher released an e-version of this book. It is intended to be a workbook. There are 14 chapters in this book, alphabetically named after the creatures encountered. The sections are: Brownies Dragons Dwarves Elves Goblins Griffins Hobgoblins Knockers Ogres Phookas Sprites Stray Sod Trolls Unicorns Each section has a story written by someone who has had an encounter with the Fantastical, followed by a short commentary by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi. Then there are numerous activities to be completed. These includes writing your own encounters, making lists, drawing pictures and much much more. This workbook will be great fun for a child and provide entertainment again and again as they go back and add more notes to each section. But the eBook cannot even be printed out to allow these activities to be completed. If you're going to buy this book make sure you get the physical book. It will be entertaining and fun for children of all ages.
Date published: 2011-05-30

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"To protect the house and those inside is my duty, Guide or no Guide." From Book 5: The Wrath of Mulgarath Brownies I admit I'm a slob. I throw my socks and underwear on the floor. I kick the covers off my bed and sleep on the bare mattress. My hair sticks up from my head like a bunch of crabgrass. I never clean up any of my toys. If something gets broken because I stepped on it, then I just try to avoid that area. Sometimes I forget, but usually there are enough clothes on top that the broken toy parts don't hurt my feet that bad. But no matter how messy I am, there is always someone messier than me. My parents don't understand how I got to be this way. My room used to be neat, my hair combed and my clothes folded. That was when Skifflewhim was my friend. He's really little, with big hairy ears and pants made from an old leather glove. He would hop around, making my clothes dance themselves into the drawers. My hair would part and braid itself out before I even woke up, so I wouldn't notice if he worked on the tangles. My dolls would march right onto the shelves. And all I had to do was leave out some scraps from dinner. Skifflewhim liked everything I didn't. He would eat my brussels sprouts, my beets, and the liver my mom would fry with onions. I guess it was because he ate all that stuff that I started to wonder what he wouldn't eat. I left out a raw onion and he ate it. I left out a bunch of worms I dug up out of the yard and he ate those too. Finally, I thought of the most disgusting thing I could: kitty litter. When I came back from school, my bed was unmade and the litter was thrown all over my room. Some of it was even in my sheets. Since then, I haven't seen Skifflewhim once, even when I left out a drumstick with only one bite taken out of it. But although I don't see him, I know he's there. Books sometimes just fall off the shelves. Lightbulbs burn out extra fast. My clothes are ripped and my homework goes missing. So, you see, I have the be as messy as possible. That way hhe can't make it any worse. Until I figure out a better idea, that's what I'm going to do. -- Kelly L. Analysis: Brownies are known to be helpful, but if angered they can turn into troublesome boggarts. This appears to be a case of such a transformation. -- H. B. & T. D. I imagine this creature helping me with chores around my house: Helps with: How often: In return, I give it: Is it dependable? Here's what else I know about it: Things I can't see, but I know are there... Things I see, but I know aren't there... Food I would leave for a house brownie... Food I would not leave for a brownie... A drawing of my room when it's a mess: A drawing of my room after being cleaned by a brownie: A floor plan of my house showing locations of possible brownie activity: Copyright © 2005 by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black