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The first book in a beautifully produced series of five, The Field Guide sets up the story of the Grace children--13-year-old Mallory and 9-year-old twins Jared and Simon--who with their mother move into the dilapidated Spiderwick Estate only to quickly find themselves sucked into a dark and fascinating world of faeries.
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 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"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." -- New York Times Book Review
"The books wallow in their dusty Olde Worlde charm: Faeries! Dumbwaiters! Attics! But then, reading has an old-fashioned charm too." -- Time magazine
"Appealing characters, well-measured suspense and an inviting package will lure readers...younsgters may well find themselves glancing over their shoulders." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I recommend people to read this book it had mystery,it was family-friendly I personally was on the edge of my seat it was great. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Earl
My daughter loved this book so much it only took her 2.5 hours to read the book from start to finish. She could put the book down.Published 27 days ago by Celeste Clah
This series is great! My son and I have read the series twice. Wonderful and well written. We highly recommended all the books!Published 1 month ago by Kari
Ready for more great books better than this one best of all ha ha ha ha ha
I am a 10 year old boy that does not love fantasy but this book was very good. The book starts off with the Grace family moving to the the Spiderwick estate, and the trouble starts... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Seeking Disciple
I first read this series when I was younger. I remember loving these books, but I could not remember why I loved them. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jessica Bradley Barnes
I think that spiderwick is a good book and it is action packed with a mystery in it. The tittle actually has an in packed in the story. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Timmy Teach