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The Spiderwick Chronicles (Boxed Set): The Field Guide; The Seeing Stone; Lucinda's Secret; The Ironwood Tree; The Wrath of Mulgrath [Hardcover]

Tony DiTerlizzi
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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18 Oct 2005 Spiderwick Chronicles
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
--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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  • Hardcover: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Box edition (18 Oct 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689040342
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689040344
  • Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 12.1 x 7.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,295,113 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars truly magical! 1 Oct 2006
Format:Hardcover
These are the books you wish you had when you were a kid. But even now, as an adult; if you ever believed in faries and trolls, then you will enjoy these magical books. They are fairly short, and very easy to read. So they'er aimed for failry young children. The illustrations are amazing, Tony Diterlizzi brings magic to life with the tip of a pen!

The story tell so of the Grace siblings, the twin boys and their older sister. When Jared finds a peculiar field guide in their new home (very very old, broken down and filthy victorian mansion) strange things start to happen. Becuase right outside their home, in the old woods.. live real faeries! Trolls, goblins, Griffins and Sprites alike! Soon the children find themselves entangled into a mess its gonna take all their curage to get out. And with alot of help from the field guide and their newfound friend, the house brownie... can they bring peace and order back?

Absolutely amazing!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A world of magic 26 Aug 2011
By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
According to Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi, the text of this story was left for them by three mystery kids.

With that stab at blurring the boundaries between fantasy and reality, these two authors slip easily into a haunted house tale that rapidly blossoms into a story of hidden fae and strange creatures. "The Spiderwick Chronicles (Boxed Set)" brings together five extremely brief little books that form one overarcing story, which becomes more tense and eerie as it winds to the inevitable battle with the Big Bad.

After their parents' divorce, the Grace kids -- teenage Mallory and nine-year-old twins Jared and Simon -- move with their mother to a crumbling old Victorian house, owned by a weird old aunt. Jared is having a rough time with all of this, but he's distracted from his personal woes by a "squirrel" scuttling around inside the walls. And their investigations reveal a strange little stash of items that were obviously not taken by a squirrel.

An exploratory trip in a dumbwaiter takes Jared to a hidden library full of strange books on mythic creatures -- and soon strange things start happening to the family. Jared's further investigations uncover a strange little book called "Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide To The Fantastical World Around You," a little guide to faery creatures. Jared begins to believe that the unbelievable might be true -- that there are faeries causing trouble in his new home.

But it becomes painfully obvious what is up when various creatures try to get ahold of the book -- Simon is kidnapped by omnivorous goblins, a search for Arthur Spiderwick leads the kids into a elven trap deep in the woods, and Mallory is sealed in a glass box by malevolent dwarves deep inside an old quarry.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great buy 21 Jun 2010
Format:Audio CD
I BOUGHT THIS FOR A BIRTHDAY PRESENT FOR MY SON'S FRIEND, WHO WAS 8. THEY LISTENED TO IT AT A SLEEP OVER AND MY SON WAS IMPRESSED WITH IT, SO I MIGHT BE ORDERING ANOTHER SET!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent adventure for children 27 July 2013
Format:Paperback
The Spiderwick Chronicles is a book I would have absolutely adored as a child. As an adult, I still thought it was wonderful. It is full of the fantasy, magic, and imagination that makes children's books such a joy to read and share.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A little short but good. 31 Dec 2006
Format:Hardcover
No idea how they are going to make a movie out of this story but the books are interesting. If you have read advertisements saying that if you like 'A Series of Unfortunate Events you will love this book' don't believe them. They are nothing like A.S.O.U.E! However if you like fantasy, fairies, trolls, goblins and are under ten (or an adult who enjoys reading to ther children) then read these books. Children will love the story about two twin brothers and their sister who find a magic field guide to magic creatures in their aunt's house and are sent on a wild goose chase as evil magic creatures lead by the ogre Mulgrath to retrieve the book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Compendium Value 6 Dec 2009
By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
OK, you've come to Spiderwick late, you've heard that your son/daughter/niece/nephew, really wants this set of books as they've recently enjoyed the DVD, so what are you going to do. Well panic not, here is your opportunity to get the original series beautifully wrapped up and presented in this Omnibus edition recently released by Simon and Schuster. Whilst the film is touched upon in the series, you get greater depth as well as exploration of the Spiderwick world within. A great thing to do for new readers and a time/space savour for the adult involved along with being true value for money.
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