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Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You

Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You

by Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black Illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi

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!

Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Lexile Measure
1230L
DRA
60
Guided Reading
Y
Publisher
- SIMON & SCHUSTER
Genre
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Fables, Fantasy

About the Authors and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Tony DiTerlizzi Illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi's works include Jimmy Zangwow's Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure and Ted. DiTerlizzi worked in gaming illustration until 2000. His art is inspired by Norman Rockwell, Arthur Rackham, Dr. Seuss, Roald Dahl, and Jim Henson.
Holly Black Holly Black is the author of the New York Times bestselling The Spiderwick Chronicles series and other contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children. Her latest work is the graphic novel series, The Good Neighbors.
Contributor Image Alt Tag Tony DiTerlizzi Illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi's works include Jimmy Zangwow's Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure and Ted. DiTerlizzi worked in gaming illustration until 2000. His art is inspired by Norman Rockwell, Arthur Rackham, Dr. Seuss, Roald Dahl, and Jim Henson.

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