128 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.7 in
May 7, 2013
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1442486953
ISBN - 13: 9781442486959
Read from the Book
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
From the Publisher
Mallory and Jake must rescue Simon from the goblins who snatched him in this repackage of the second book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles.
Thanks to the mysterious field guide left behind by their long-lost great-great-uncle Arthur Spiderwick, life for the Grace kids—Jared, Simon, and Mallory—is beyond weird. When Simon goes missing, Jared is convinced creatures from the faerie world have something to do with it. Mallory is not convinced. That is, until she and Jared have to contend with a band of menacing, marauding goblins. Simon is clearly in danger, and it’s up to Mallory and Simon to save him, before it’s too late…
In honor of the tenth anniversary of the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles series, which has more than 12 million copies in print worldwide, this edition of The Seeing Stone features a larger trim size and an original jacketed cover with all-new art from Tony DiTerlizzi.
About the Author
Holly Black was born in New Jersey in 1971. She graduated with a B.A. in English from The College of New Jersey in 1994. Her first book, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale was published in 2002 and was included in the American Library Association's Best Books for Young Adults. She has since written two other books in the same universe, Valiant (2005), and the sequel to Tithe, Ironside (2007). Valiant was a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award for Young Readers and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. She collaborated with Caldecott award winning artist, Tony DiTerlizzi, to create the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles. The books have been translated into over 30 languages and adapted into a film by Paramount Pictures in conjunction with Nickelodeon Films. Her first collection of short fiction, Poison Eaters and Other Stories, was published in 2010.
"Appealing characters, well-measured suspense and an inviting package will lure readers...Youngsters may well find themselves glancing over their shoulders."
-- Publishers Weekly,