The Spiderwick Chronicles (Box Set): The Field Guide; The Seeing Stone; Lucinda's Secret; The Ironwood Tree; The Wrath of Mulgrath

The Spiderwick Chronicles (Box Set): The Field Guide; The Seeing Stone; Lucinda's Secret; The Ironwood Tree; The Wrath of Mulgrath

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by Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black
     
 
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

Overview

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

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
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.
Publishers Weekly
The Spiderwick Chronicles Boxed Set by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi combines all five paper-over-board titles in the acclaimed series: The Field Guide; The Seeing Stone; Lucinda's Secret; The Ironwood Tree and The Wrath of Mulgarath. PW praised the series' "appealing characters, well-measured suspense and... inviting package" noting that readers "may well find themselves glancing over their shoulders as they eagerly follow the events." Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689040344
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
09/21/2004
Series:
Spiderwick Chronicles Series
Edition description:
Boxed Set
Pages:
672
Sales rank:
149,946
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 10.88(h) x 3.03(d)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

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Meet the Author

Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award, a finalist for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of both an Andre Norton Award and a Newbery Honor. She lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door. Visit her at BlackHolly.com.

Tony DiTerlizzi is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books with Simon & Schuster for more than a decade. From his fanciful picture books like Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, Adventure of Meno (with his wife, Angela), and The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and The Search for WondLa, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. His middle grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Holly Black), has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in more than thirty countries. You can visit him at DiTerlizzi.com.

Tony DiTerlizzi is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books with Simon & Schuster for more than a decade. From his fanciful picture books like Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, Adventure of Meno (with his wife, Angela), and The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and The Search for WondLa, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. His middle grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Holly Black), has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in more than thirty countries. You can visit him at DiTerlizzi.com.

Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award, a finalist for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of both an Andre Norton Award and a Newbery Honor. She lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door. Visit her at BlackHolly.com.

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Spiderwick Chronicles 4.4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 98 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The spiderwick chronicles has 3 main characters. First, theres Jared, a small boy who always gets into trouble. Next,theres Simon, Jared's twin brother who is really smart and loves animals. Finally, theres Mallory, Simon and Jared's older sister who likes to fence, and finds her brothers really annoying.
The main plot of this story involves magical creatures seeking out the feild guide. The feild guid is a book that has information about the magical world around them. Also, they have to figure out about different creatures and what they do.
Time and place is not spacific in this book, but I'm pretty certain that it is set in the present. The days pass as the days go by, so there is no certain either.
Three children have gone to many places and have met a numerous amount of creatures.Also, some of them were cruel to them. The theme of this story is magical and adventurous. It also has many cliff hangers.
I loved this story and I would reccomend this book to anybody who likes fantasy. It was so exiting, I read it from start to finish. I think anybody who starts reading this will not be able to put it down.
Connecting to this book was really easy. I have read many other books that contain magical things and creatures, because I find them really interesting. Also, puzzles and quizes arefun for me too.
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WindiC More than 1 year ago
Cool design, cool concept, good story. Not a fantastic novel series, but a fairly decent one. Not disappointed that I purchased itm but it doesn't hold up to Riordan or Pullman, adn definitely not to Rowling. But a decent read...especially for younger children.
Mildmay More than 1 year ago
I bought this box set because I read the first book in soft cover and loved it. The only book set available to me was this hardcover book set. I'm not disappointed! This collection is gorgeous and I am very happy I ended up with it. It even has a colored image in the front, which the soft covers do not have. Fantastic story! The little drawings inside are such a treat and they are all so beautiful! The story is fun and I love the characters, especially the twins!
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These books, Spiderwick Chronicles, is a great read! Great readings for children under 10 years of age! Has a great imagination for mystical creatures! I got the whole collection! Totally recommend these books to anyone who loves fiction.
yuni More than 1 year ago
When I was in primary school, I used to love taking these books out over and over again from the school library. Now I'm 17, I still remember how fun these books were, definitely a good buy ^^
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the1stdaughter More than 1 year ago
"Beautiful books. Before I go any further I need to talk about the illustrations and the books themselves. I'm a sucker for a gorgeous book with deckle edge and amazing illustrations which this set of books has in spades. Each book has an illustrated cover that carries on throughout the entirety of the story. As I turned the pages I found myself wanting to find another piece of art to admire and enhance my reading; I wasn't disappointed. Toni DiTerlizzi did an amazing job with these books, as he does with all of his books, and brings to life something you would normally only be able to dream about. For me personally I think it's something appealing to both boys and girls, beautiful, but definitely gruesome enough for the toughest boy. "Being as I'm a huge fan of anything by Holly Black I read these with great anticipation. In fact I read the entire series in a matter of hours. Black's imagination coupled with the imagery of DiTerlizzi was astounding. Most of the time I think I read these types of books because as a child I was wholly too serious and as an adult I need a reprieve. It's just hard for me to believe any individual could come up with a story full of imaginary characters and things/places that you had never heard of. But Black does it with such ease that I'm sure she's lived there her entire life. "As for the story of the three Grace children...normal, typical every day kids doing what more than half of America's children do, cope with divorced parents and moving on with life. Only to have their world flipped upside down, but not by their parents, but a fantastical world they never knew existed until moving to their Aunt Lucinda's home. Jared stumbles upon a secret room filled with treasures from his great grandfather's past as well as a field guide that changes their view of the world forever. "I will warn, some of the situations and images in these books are a bit graphic. Depending on how sensitive your child is you may want to wait until they are a bit older to have them read them or they may end up with a few bad dreams. With that one exception I will say these are wonderful books, one's that I will definitely be sharing with my own kiddos when they are a bit older."
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truly amazing book you cant stop once you start
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Sherlock_Holmes More than 1 year ago
Rating: 61% Although it may be geared towards children between the ages of 7 and 11, The Spiderwick Chronicles is still magical, captivating, fantastical, and brilliant.
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