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Superficially, the Spiderwick Chronicles smack of Lemony Snicket, with its "true story" setup and breathless warnings ("Go away/close the book/put it down/do not look"). But Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black owe no one for the intensely absorbing world they've created. Black certainly showed fey promise in her slightly freaky debut and DiTerlizzi has weird cred to spare, from his zany Jimmy Zangwow to countless credits for the Magic: The Gathering card game.
By combining their ample skill with thoughtful art direction and demanding production values, the duo has succeeded in creating a series with irresistible appeal. Each book promises a quick read, snappy plot progression, and dozens of DiTerlizzi's imaginative pen-and-ink drawings. So if you're drawn to The Field Guide at all, you might as well save yourself the trouble and make sure you have the second book (The Seeing Stone handy. (Ages 6 to 10) --Paul Hughes
The story itself was good and my son liked it, but the story abruptly ends just as it was starting to get interesting. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Michael Thompson
so far the first one was okay ! I just wished I didn't have to buy it . so I will have to get the next book some way .Published 2 months ago by C. C. Pinkerton
This is such an imaginative book.(part of a series). It was delivered on time and was in great condition. Thank youPublished 2 months ago by Betsy Pittman
Not nearly so impressive a story as its illustrations had me ready for. It was pretty formulaic: Kids move into a strange new house, a boggart plays tricks on two of the kids to... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Swank Ivy