Care And Feeding Of Sprites

by Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi
Illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | December 26, 2006 | Picture Books

Care And Feeding Of Sprites is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
Got Sprites?

Many would have you believe that sprites (or "fairies" as they're often called) are sweet and pretty and ultimately peaceful creatures. But don't let the carefree nature of these dazzling beguilers fool you. Because while they do make for awesome pets (or, if you prefer, companions), these are not creatures to be handled lightly. So forget everything you know -- or think you know -- about sprites, and listen to the experts from the International Sprite League as they, with the assistance of the creative team that brought you the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles, provide a resource that will prove to be as essential for the novice sprite keeper as a strong cage and eyes in the back of his or her head.

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 48 pages, 10 × 6 × 0.3 in

Published: December 26, 2006

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416927573

ISBN - 13: 9781416927570

Appropriate for ages: 7

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesomeness This is the last of the books between the Spriderwick Chronicles and the Beyond Spiderwick trilogy. It is a guide for Care and Showing of Sprites, endorsed by the International Sprite League. There is an illustration of each species and a symbol key for habitat, locomotion, disposition and additional traits. The sections are: The Magnificent Sprite Anatomy of a Sprite Selecting your Sprite Obtaining your Sprite What's Not a Sprite Sexing your Sprite (not what you think) Housing Your Sprite Proper Nutrition for Your Growing Sprite Sprite Accessories Grooming Your Sprite Illnesses of Sprites The Many Moods of Your Sprites Keeping Multiple Sprites Reintroducing Your Sprite Into the Wild Showing Your Sprite International Sprite League Mission Statement The original website for the International Sprite League website appears to be abandoned so the Games, downloads and videos referenced at the back of the book are no longer available. But there is a website with some similar content. For fans of the Spiderwick books this one will give some more insight and adventure if you're the young and young at heart.
Date published: 2011-05-30

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Care And Feeding Of Sprites

Care And Feeding Of Sprites

by Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi
Illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 48 pages, 10 × 6 × 0.3 in

Published: December 26, 2006

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416927573

ISBN - 13: 9781416927570

About the Book

In this companion to "Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You," the authors present an in-depth look at sprites: their names, appearances, and habits that make them such unique house guests. Full color.

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Got Sprites?

Many would have you believe that sprites (or "fairies" as they're often called) are sweet and pretty and ultimately peaceful creatures. But don't let the carefree nature of these dazzling beguilers fool you. Because while they do make for awesome pets (or, if you prefer, companions), these are not creatures to be handled lightly. So forget everything you know -- or think you know -- about sprites, and listen to the experts from the International Sprite League as they, with the assistance of the creative team that brought you the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles, provide a resource that will prove to be as essential for the novice sprite keeper as a strong cage and eyes in the back of his or her head.

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.

Appropriate for ages: 7