The Spiderwick Chronicles (Boxed Set): The Field Guide; The Seeing Stone; Lucinda's Secret; The…

Paper over Board | October 1, 2004

byHolly Black, Tony DiTerlizziIllustratorTony DiTerlizzi

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It all started with a mysterious letter left at a tiny bookstore for authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. Its closing lines: "We just want people to know about this. The stuff that has happened to us could happen to anyone." Little could they imagine the remarkable adventure that awaited them as they followed Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace and a strange old book into a world filled with elves, goblins, dwarves, trolls, and a fantastical menagerie of other creatures. The oddest part is in entering that world, they didn't leave this one!
Five captivating books!
One thrilling adventure!
The Spiderwick Chronicles

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It all started with a mysterious letter left at a tiny bookstore for authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. Its closing lines: "We just want people to know about this. The stuff that has happened to us could happen to anyone." Little could they imagine the remarkable adventure that awaited them as they followed Jared, Simon, and Mall...

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:Paper over BoardDimensions:672 pages, 6.75 × 4.5 × 3.2 inPublished:October 1, 2004Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0689040342

ISBN - 13:9780689040344

Appropriate for ages: 7

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dance among the musical little creatures.... Spiderwick is a delightful little book about fairies. Not Tinkerbell and other happy creatures, but the real kind that live in everyone's garden. Bogart's and brownies and elves and the rest as well, and not all of them are helpful or particularly happy. This book is a wonderful pick for reluctant readers, especially older children who don't want to be patronized. The read itself isn't overly difficult, and scattered throughout are pictures, describing various scenes from the book. The pictures however are so detailed that they add visuals to the story and are stylistic without being childish. Little to no space is used to describe landscapes or appearances of creatures or characters because "a picture is worth a thousand words." By using pictures the story moves much quicker and cuts out much of the descriptive filler that can make other titles more tedious for reluctant readers. A beautiful series all around. If you get through this one and want something along similar lines, please check out the other books I've recommended below.
Date published: 2007-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Spiderwick Chronicles This 5 book series was so interesting and enjoyable for my son and I to read that he is begging for more......
Date published: 2005-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spiderwick These books rocked my world
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New York Times Book Review With their evocative gothic-style pencil drawings and color illustrations, rhyming riddles, supernatural lore, and well-drawn characters, these books read like old-fashioned ripping yarns.