Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You: Movie Tie-in Edition by Tony DiterlizziArthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You: Movie Tie-in Edition by Tony Diterlizzi

Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You: Movie Tie-in Edition

byTony Diterlizzi, Holly BlackIllustratorTony Tony Diterlizzi

Hardcover | January 1, 2008

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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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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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Title:Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You: Movie Tie-in EditionFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:142 pages, 11.25 × 8 × 0.7 inShipping dimensions:11.25 × 8 × 0.7 inPublished:January 1, 2008Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1416960953

ISBN - 13:9781416960959

Appropriate for ages: 8

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story. Fantastic read. Great story. Fantastic read.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This This is an awesome Field Guide for the Spiderwick world. I love the illustrations.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This is an excellent accompaniment guide book for the Spiderwick series. Very beautiful and imaginative!
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning Tony's guide and illustrations will take your imagination to a whole new world full of magical creatures. A perfect guide book for a wonderful book series
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderfully done This book, the Arthur Spiderwick Field guide, is lovingly restored and organized by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi. The creatures from the fantastical world around us have been organized by habitat and then alphabetically. It has 28 plates and hundreds of illustrations, with fold-out pages and flip-up pages for even larger illustrations. Each creature's main illustrations list its scale. With lots of side notes and addendums, this is a wonderful book that the young and young at heart can return to many times. The sections are: Around the House and Yard: Brownies Boggarts Changelings Pixies Salamanders Stray Sod In Fields and Forests: Cockatrices Elves Leprechauns Manticores Sprites Treefolk Unicorns In Lakes, Streams and the Sea: Kelpies Merfolk Nixies Sea Serpents Trolls In the Hills and Mountains: Dwarves Giants Goblins Hobgoblins Knockers Ogres In the Sky: Dragons Griffins Phoenixes Outside at Night: Banshees Gargoyles Phookas Will-o-the-Wisps This illustrated guide is amazing. I know that I will read it again, and plan on reading it to my children many times over the next few years.
Date published: 2011-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful book for anyone who likes this serries! My 8 year old son loves the Spiderwick Chronicles and as soon as I mentioned I had seen the field guide at Indigo he begged me to get it. He loves the beautiful illustrations and is glued to the book. He knows so much about elves, trolls and boggarts now that I'm haveing a hard time keeping up and I can't even count the number of drawings he's made from studying the book. It is a beautiful book and I would highly recommend it.
Date published: 2010-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful A really beautiful companion piece for the Spiderwick series. My childern's eye's grew huge because suddenly the stories were "real". Great gift for someone how enjoys illustrated works as well, each drawing and page is each and detailed.
Date published: 2009-02-10

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

For Further Reading