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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.
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.
Looked into these books after the movie was made.
The entire set together is one complete story. The movie was based on the set, not any one book. Read more
The first three books were amazing, but then i felt like the fourth book wasn't that great, the ironwood tree. Still a good series, just didn't really enjoy the ironwood tree.Published 14 days ago by joe johnson
What a great story. Got for my 7 year old and read it myself. Awesome sketches. Wish there were more!!Published 2 months ago by Mom2twins
This is great story. This audio version is fantastic. The characters are devolved very well. Adults will enjoy listening to this with their kids on long trips.Published 2 months ago by Lucia Hansen
I like this story. I think it is creative and fun to read. :)Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer