The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi


Goodreads Summary:

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

My Thoughts:

It only took me one evening to read all five books: The Field Guide, The Seeing Stone,  Lucinda’s Secret, The Ironwood Tree, and The Wrath of Mulgarath. The books are short and fun to read.  I would say that the same age group that read the Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events books would like this series.  The illustrations are nice black and white pictures throughout the book, with one colored one in the beginning.  The books are about the Grace siblings (twin boys Jared and Simon, and their older sister Mallory) who have moved with their mom into their crazy relative’s home after thier parents divorce. Soon they discover that there is way more in this world than meets the eye.  They find their great-great uncle’s field guide of faeries and it turns out all of faerie-kind wants this book.  The kids end up having to battle goblins and outwit trolls, just to keep it.  The books are not stand alone, and really must be read in order.  The series is great. Each book is really enjoyable.  Since the books are so short, I don’t want to give anything away.  The books are funny and the faeries are diverse.  Each of the siblings has their own unique personality that really shows through in the book, but I think Jared is the true main character.  I loved these books, and I’m looking forward to reading the others in the series. I love faeries! I wonder if the movie is any good.


PS: Has anyone seen the movie? Is it worth a watch?




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