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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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 ...

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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

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  • Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
    Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi  

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689040344
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Publication date: 9/21/2004
  • Series: Spiderwick Chronicles Series
  • Edition description: Boxed Set
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 29,047
  • Age range: 7 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 3.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Tony DiTerlizzi

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    6th grade Mountain Shadows Glendale,AZ

    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.<BR/>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.<BR/>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.<BR/>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.<BR/>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.<BR/>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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2013

    Cool design, cool concept, good story. Not a fantastic novel se

    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.

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  • Posted July 21, 2013

    I bought this box set because I read the first book in soft cove

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    These books, Spiderwick Chronicles, is a great read! Great readi

    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.

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  • Posted July 14, 2012

    When I was in primary school, I used to love taking these books

    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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  • Posted June 13, 2010

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    Black & DiTerlizzi Open a Whole New World to Young Readers

    "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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2010

    Spiderwick

    truly amazing book you cant stop once you start

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  • Posted March 4, 2010

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    THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES: FRESH!

    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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  • Posted January 30, 2010

    Creative and adventurous!

    My 7 year old loves these books! He is an adventurist himself and I couldn't think of a more perfect read for him!

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

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    This series was great!

    My children are avid readers and we read our books together so we know what everyone thought of the book. I would recommend the spiderwick chronicles to all children and parents who support thier childrens love of books. You will not be disappointed!

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  • Posted March 13, 2009

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    spiderwick

    i recomend this for any child or young minded person its thrilling and mischivious.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2009

    Great!

    It's a great book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2008

    like it a lot

    if you like to read somthing that keeps you going and that you are wondering what is going to happen then i think you should read this it was a preate good book and they are increadible easy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2008

    Spiderwick series

    In these spiderwick books Mulgrath is trying to kill Author spiderwicks daughters kids. The kids get attacked by Mulgrath in all the books . In the last book Mulgrath attacks their house. Will Mulgrath kill the kids and their family? Read and find out.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2008

    It's Truly Outstanding!

    The first thing I senced in this book was fantastical creatures and lots more. Two twins Jared and Simon Grace, and their sister Mallory discovers fearies, fantastical fearies. You'll have to read this book, to see where the adventure starts and ends. This is a thrilling adventure!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2008

    Alot like Harry Potter

    wonderful books and i really enjoyed reading them..... they do have different views of certain mythical creatures than J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series but are still EXTREEMLY enjoyable....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2008

    CREATE A WORLD OF YOUR OWN!

    Do you not understand the greatness of these books. The combination of fantasy and reality is amazing. I was reading these books to my neices and every night. They couldn't wait until bedtime to hear the rest of the Grace's story. The action and adventure. The fantasy of the story is song that draws prey to the animal for it to feed upon. I want others to read this story and think that anything like this can happen to them. If they just believe that it's happening. Just believe that everything in the world is in place around you and make the creatures appear with your mind. Then fight them and have your own adventures.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2008

    really good book

    I'm actually getting pretty old for these ..but i still remember reading them as if taking a drink of water. i finished the whole collection in about a year'because i had to wait for the newestbook: beyond the spiderwick chronicals' But i loved the concept!!! I recommend it to younger readers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2008

    A reviewer

    This is a great book to read if you like mystery and suspense. If you like nonfiction books then this is not the book for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2008

    Good, fast read

    These books are enjoyable. They are a quick and exciting read. I have heard them being compared to Harry Potter and they are NO WHERE near that realm. They are written on a much younger scale. I suggest reading the Peter and the Starcatcher series as well as the Fablehaven series for a fun and magical reading experience!

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