The Seeing Stone: The Seeing Stone

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The Seeing Stone: The Seeing Stone

by Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi
Illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi

May 1, 2003 | Paper over Board

The Seeing Stone: The Seeing Stone is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 3.
we said no
still you looked
now instead
someone gets cooked

Format: Paper over Board

Dimensions: 128 pages, 6.75 × 4.5 × 0.6 in

Published: May 1, 2003

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0689859376

ISBN - 13: 9780689859373

Appropriate for ages: 6

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome series After finishing book one in this series, I could not stop, picked up book 2 and read it in one quick sitting. The story picks up just after volume one. Malory, Jared and Simon Grace are back at it again. The children soon learn that there is a price to pay for learning about creatures that usually stay hidden, with a mix of kidnapping, a cooked cat, briar patch cages, a wounded griffin, a pack of goblins and a troll. The story packs a lot in a small space. Once you start reading the books you will not want to stop. Make sure you have at least the five from the first series. Both Black and DiTerlizzi do an amazing job again on this book. So as soon as you finish it you will be desperate to pick up book 3, Lucinda's Secret. The writing is excellent and the illustrations are awesome. This book is a great read and will leave you itching for the next book in the series.
Date published: 2011-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intense but funny at the same time! This was a very intense book. My daughter was on the edge of her seat the whole time. We take turns reading chapters to each other and she often read ahead of me. There is lots of action in this one. There were other neat things as well. The introduction of the seeing stone was really neat. The giant griffen was alos interesting. My daughter loved the mention of the sprites, a welcomed break from the goblins, etc. The neatest, in my opinion, was the hogsqueal. I find the character so whimsical it makes me chuckle even as an adult.
Date published: 2008-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from As Good As the First Jared watches as his twin brother is attacked by an unseen menace and carted away. Thimbletack, the house boggart, gives him a special seeing stone that helps him to see the creatures of faerie. With the stone firmly in place, he and Mallory set off to find their brother. The first book ended just as the story seemed to be starting and this volume starts off running. Lots of action and mythic creatures abound as the children discover just what lives in the forest behind them. My 7yo was on the edge of his seat with the excitement and is loving the humour. We are both eager to read the next book.
Date published: 2008-02-06

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The Seeing Stone: The Seeing Stone

The Seeing Stone: The Seeing Stone

by Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi
Illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi

Format: Paper over Board

Dimensions: 128 pages, 6.75 × 4.5 × 0.6 in

Published: May 1, 2003

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0689859376

ISBN - 13: 9780689859373

About the Book

The Grace kids are just beginning to get used to Aunt Lucinda's strange old mansion when Simon suddenly disappears. Jared and his sister have to rely on the help of a mischievous house boggart, a nasty bridge troll, and a loud-mouthed hobgoblin to get him back. Illustrations.

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Chapter One: IN WHICHMore Than a Cat Goes MissingThe late bus dropped Jared Grace at the bottom of his street. From there it was an uphill climb to the dilapidated old house where his family was staying until his mother found something better or his crazy old aunt wanted it back. The red and gold leaves of the low-hanging trees around the gate made the gray shingles look forlorn. The place looked as bad as Jared felt.He couldn't believe he'd had to stay after school already.It wasn't like he didn't try to get along with the other kids. He just wasn't good at it. Take today, for example. Sure, he'd been drawing a brownie while the teacher was talking, but he was still paying attention. More or less. And she didn't have to hold up his drawing in front of the whole class. After that, the kids wouldn't stop bothering him. Before he knew it, he was ripping some boy's notebook in half.He'd hoped things would be better at this school. But since his parents' divorce, things had gone from bad to worse.Jared walked into the kitchen. His twin, Simon, sat at the old farmhouse table with an untouched saucer of milk in front of him.Simon looked up. "Have you seen Tibbs?""I just got home." Jared went to the fridge and took a swig of apple juice. It was so cold that it made his head hurt."Well, did you see him outside?" Simon asked. "I've looked everywhere."Jared shook his head. He didn't care about the stupid cat. She was just the newest member of Simon's menagerie. One more animal wanting
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From the Publisher

we said no
still you looked
now instead
someone gets cooked

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.

Editorial Reviews

"Appealing characters, well-measured suspense and an inviting package will lure readers...Youngsters may well find themselves glancing over their shoulders."

-- Publishers Weekly, starred review

Appropriate for ages: 6