The Spiderwick Chronicles,
Box Set (with Tony DiTerlizzi,
Illustrator) Ages 6 - 10
It all began with a strange, mysterious
correspondence left for authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black at a
small New England bookstore. Written by three siblings, the letter told
of their great-great-uncle Arthur Spiderwick and an unfinished tome
filled with eyewitness accounts of creatures otherwise thought to be the
stuff of legend. In the #1 New York Times bestselling serial the
Spiderwick Chronicles, readers were enthralled by the account of the
those siblings, Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace, as they battled
dwarves, goblins, elves, and a diabolical ogre in their efforts to hold
on to their uncle Spiderwick's life work. Now, through the combined
efforts of the Grace children and authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly
Black, Simon & Schuster is thrilled to present that work to you!
Beginning with a thoughtful and informative
introduction, progressing through six exhaustive sections featuring
thirty-one faerie species, and culminating with an addendum that
includes observations supplied by Jared Grace, this long-awaited
compendium to the worldwide Spiderwick phenomenon delivers enough
information to satisfy even the most demanding faerie enthusiast. Not
only will readers learn the habits and habitats of the fourteen
fantastical creatures featured in the New York Times, USA Today, and
Publishers Weekly bestselling chapter books, but they will be delighted
and astonished by an additional seventeen creatures. Also included are
dozens of snippets from Arthur Spiderwick's personal journal as well as
cameos from a few series favorites.
With so much to offer, this book is destined to be pored
over for generations to come!
The Field Guide (2003)
When the Grace children go to stay at their Great
Aunt Lucinda's worn Victorian house, they discover a field guide to
fairies and other creatures and begin to have some unusual experiences.
- When Mallory and Jared attempt to rescue Simon
from goblins, they use a magical stone which enables them to see things
that are normally invisible.
The Seeing Stone (2003)
- When the Grace kids visit Great-Aunt Lucinda, they learn more about
Arthur Spiderwick and the faerie world. Afterwards, as narrow
escape from a band of elves reveals just how coveted Arthur's Guide is
by the faerie world.
Lucinda's Secret (2003)
- First a pack of vile, smelly goblins snatch Simon. Then a band of
elves try to entrap Jared. Why is the entire faerie world so eager to
get their hands on Spiderwick's Guide? And will the Grace kids be left
alone, now that the Guide has mysteriously disappeared? Don't count on
The Ironwood Tree (2004)
At school, someone is running around pretending to be
Jared, and it's not Simon. To make matters even worse, now Mallory has
disappeared and something foul in the water is killing off all the
plants and animals for miles around. Clues point to the old abandoned
quarry, just outside of town. Dwarves have taken over an abandoned mine
there. And the faerie world's abuzz with the news that a creature with
plans to rule the world has offered them a gift to join with him -- he's
given them a queen...
The Wrath of Mulgarath (2004)
When Jared, Simon, and Mallory return home only to
find their house ransacked and their mother missing, they journey to
Mulgarath's palace of trash for a final face-off.
Through field, cave, and forest
this tale has been spun.
And three must now finish
what malice has begun.
One will bear sword,
and one will rule sky,
but one has the answer
hidden deep down inside --
an answer for anger,
a balm against rage,
freedom for a captive,
and the cure for a sage.
See who is standing
when you turn the last page.
The Spiderwick Chronicles, Box Set (2004)
t 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! (5 books -- Ages 6 to 10)
Notebook for Fantastical Observations (2005)
This handy interactive storybook features seventeen
mini-adventures collected from faerie watchers around the globe as well
as plenty of pages for readers to add their own stories, maps, charts,
notes, lists, diagrams, and drawings. So get ready to embark on your own
faerie adventure -- all you need is an observant eye and an open mind.
Just keep your wits about you. After all...
Care and Feeding of Sprites (2006 release)
Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale (2002)
-- Finalist for the Mythopoeic Award; Named one of the ALA's Best
Books for Young Adults.
Sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern nomad. Fierce and independent,
she travels from city to city with her mother's rock band until an
ominous attack forces Kaye back to her childhood home. There, amid
the industrial, blue-collar New Jersey backdrop, Kaye soon finds herself
an unwilling pawn in an ancient power struggle between two rival faerie
kingdoms -- a struggle that could very well mean her death.
Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie (2005)
When seventeen-year-old Valerie Russell runs away to New York
City, she's trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her.
Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters who live
in the city's labyrinthine subway system.
But there's something eerily beguiling about Val's new
friends. Impulsive Lolli talks of monsters in the subway tunnels they
call home and shoots up a shimmery amber-colored powder that makes the
shadows around her dance. Severe Luis claims he can make deals with
creatures that no one else can see. And then there's Luis's brother,
timid and sensitive Dave, who makes the mistake of letting Val tag along
as he makes a delivery to a woman who turns out to have goat hooves
instead of feet.
When a bewildered Val allows Lolli to talk her into
tracking down the hidden lair of the creature for whom Luis and Dave
have been dealing, Val finds herself bound into service by a troll named
Ravus. He is as hideous as he is honorable. And as Val grows to know
him, she finds herself torn between her affection for an honorable
monster and her fear of what her new friends are becoming.
Ironside: A Modern Faery's Tale (2007)
In the realm of Faerie, the time has come for
Roiben's coronation. Uneasy in the midst of the malevolent Unseelie
Court, pixie Kaye is sure of only one thing -- her love for Roiben. But
when Kaye, drunk on faerie wine, declares herself to Roiben, he sends
her on a seemingly impossible quest. Now Kaye can't see or speak to
Roiben unless she can find the one thing she knows doesn't exist: a
faerie who can tell a lie.
Miserable and convinced she belongs nowhere, Kaye decides to tell her
mother the truth -- that she is a changeling left in place of the human
daughter stolen long ago. Her mother's shock and horror sends Kaye back
to the world of Faerie to find her human counterpart and return her to
Ironside. But once back in the faerie courts, Kaye finds herself a pawn
in the games of Silarial, queen of the Seelie Court. Silarial wants
Roiben's throne, and she will use Kaye, and any means necessary, to get
it. In this game of wits and weapons, can a pixie outplay a queen?
Holly Black spins a seductive tale at once achingly real and chillingly
enchanted, set in a dangerous world where pleasure mingles with pain and
nothing is exactly as it appears.
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