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The Spiderwick Chronicles: Books 1-5: Book 1: The Field Guide; Book 2: The Seeing Stone; Book 3: Lucinda's Secret; Book 4: The Ironwood Tree; Book 5: The Wrath of Mulgarath Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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About the Author
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
I can recommend the following fantasy books: Magyk by Angie Sage, or the Enchanted Forest Chronicles (4 books) by Patricia Wrede.
I generally love children's books - Harry Potter and all that lot, you know. I expected another delightful fairy-tale-ish story suitable for both adults and children. However, the writing style was very plain and simple with a small vocabulary, and each book read like one short chapter of a longer book. I never forgot that I was reading a book made for children. Also, the main characters were a little bit irritating with all of their bickering - constantly telling each other to shut up. I suppose that is how it really is with siblings, but I didn't enjoy reading their arguments much. It had a nice plot, but again, very simple.
That was for all you grown-ups looking for a fresh read.
For kids, I expect this book would be marvelous. The illustrations are very good and plentiful, and the writing style is easy to understand and follow - just right for kids reading on their own. The fairy-tale creatures introduced are actual creatures they will have heard of (elves, trolls, hobgoblins), but with their own personalities for the story. The plot is original and complete; all the loose ends get tied up. I know I would have loved it when I was seven or so.
Buy it for all your young relatives.
However, for die-hard collectors, or lovers of the artwork in these books, you will want this new edition, but don't sell your individual books or throw those "cereal" books on ebay just yet.
Here's an OCD-friendly list of what's been reproduced or not reproduced in the new collected edition.
** specific references use the format Book/Page (i.e. b1/p22 means Book 1, page 22). The "cereal books are "cb" instead of "b" **
- Full text of all five volumes.
- Full text of all three "cereal" books.
- Map (now reproduced in dark blue as the endpapers).
- Introductory letters (same ones that appeared in all 5 books).
- 42 new pages of skethces, drawing and notes from the artist
- 17 new pin-ups done by other artists
- all pen & ink full-page illustrations *
- 1 pen & ink spot illustration reproduced in the main text (b5/p124).Read more ›
THE SEEING STONE: BOOK 2 - When Simon Grace's cat disappears, Jared simply thinks that the cat has wandered off on an excursion, and refuses to help Simon locate the missing animal. But when Jared discovers an old seeing glass - monocle - that gives him the ability to see strange and magical creatures around him, he realizes that Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide was absolutely right, and soon sees something amazing: Simon being pulled into the forest by a group of goblins. Now it's up to Jared and his older sister, Mallory, to make their way through the creepy forest, encountering goblins, an injured griffin, a terrifying troll, and a baby-toothed hobgoblin with a very interesting way of giving humans the "sight," in an attempt to save their kidnapped brother, before it's too late.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My son loves this book and spends hours reading it.
Great writing and spooky tales.
My daughter was so happy to receive these for her birthday, thank you.Published 2 months ago by Lisa
Actually wanted the books not cds so not very happy is it possible to send these backPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Purchased this as a gift for my son. He loved the Spriderwick Chronicles movie and the books are even better.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer