Today I’m going to talk about…. The Spiderwick Chronicles! by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
Let’s start our new world journey!
Book #1: The Field Guide:
Three curious kids discover a world of brownies, fairies, and other fantastic creatures in this ultra-enchanting launch to Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black’s Spiderwick Chronicles.
When the three Grace children — Mallory, Jared, and Simon — and their mom move into Aunt Lucinda’s old house, readers know there’s magic afoot. The kids uncover a nest of assembled junk, and on a visit to the secret library via the dumbwaiter, Jared finds a note describing “my secret to all mankind.” After a few mysterious pranks that get blamed on Jared, the boy finally digs up the real prize: Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You. Fortunately enough, the kids meet one of the critters listed in the guide — a brownie named Thimbletack — who makes it all “real” and helps provide the book’s suspenseful conclusion: “‘Throw the book away, toss it in a fire. If you do not heed, you will draw their ire.'”
When they move to a new house they find out that is not only old but it has a lot of mess and secrets that they will find out as they have to… because they distroyed the house of a cute brownie named Thimbletack, that will do anything to make their life a mess if they don’t do anything. As they find out he is a creature that likes to clean and help in the house without being paid, they will disvover a new room where it helds the most secret; a powerful book, named Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide where it says everything Arthur discovered, fairies, brownies, pixies, and much more… but something is looking for thar book… because as you get to know more by reading… it can be a powerful weapon ( lol sound like percy) toward the good ones, to destroy them! and that something is not human.
Book #2: The Seeing Stone
The Seeing Stone has Jared and Mallory rescuing Simon from a band of goblins. When the young boy is kidnapped, Thimbletack leads Jared to a stone that allows him to have “the sight,” or the ability to see magical creatures. Soon, the brother and sister are outfoxing a hungry troll, working with a helpful goblin named Hogsqueal to thwart the other goblins, and taking care of a wounded griffin. With more enchanted action than the first book and a suspenseful ending, this second installment will have kids chomping at the bit for more.
In this new adventure Simon is kidnapped by a band of globins that wants to eat him! ( bad thing? they killed the cat 😦 what is it with the cats and not dogs?) anyway as they rescue Simon, they meet a new fellow named Hogsqueal. He may look like a goblin but he is not and thanks to him they have the sight… well in a disgusting way. Later on they meet too a griffin… a beautiful griffin that will be too their companion and battle friend…..
Book #3: Lucinda’s Secret
Fresh from near-fatal goblin and troll attacks in the previous book (The Seeing Stone, the children are torn over whether to hang onto their long-lost great-great-uncle’s book or to turn it over to the menacing faeries. Thimbletack–the house brownie who’s transmogrified into an angry “boggart”–has lost his patience with the kids, and he starts subjecting Jared to increasingly nasty pranks. Hoping that Lucinda might know something about Uncle Arthur’s fate (or at least have some advice on how to fend off the faeries), the three children talk their mom into a trip to the asylum for a visit–but there they learn their situation might be even more dangerous than they imagined.
DON’T EAT FAIRIE FOOD! When they visit aunt Lucinda, they learn a lot of secret. She will explain what happened to her and what happened to her father, Arthur while he was creating the book… and don’t think fairies are good just because they are beautiful.
Book #4: The Ironwood Tree
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 it.
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…
* I really like this book because there’s new stuff with the artifacts and of course the adventure to rescue the sister; loved the cover hehe.
Book #5: The Wrath of Mulgarath
The end of this awesome serie has come! Jared, Simon and Mallory must rescue their mom and fight Mulgarath, what will happen when they finally fight? While assembling his evil army the Grace children have to find there great lost uncle Arthur Spiderwick. Looking for their uncle they run into some elves. They demanded the elves to release their uncle. They Elves only gave Arthur for a short period of time. When the elves let him go he gave the Grace children all his knowledge. Using that knowledge the Grace children took down the evil Mulgarath and saved there mom.
The end was really sweet and it was a great book. Elves? beautiful but they are dangerous.
EXTRA BOOKS ( I’m very proud to say that I think I have them all! and also for this books I buyed the Box set that inclued some pictures and a extra do it yourself book, and its a little trunk <3)
Spiderwick Chronicles: Care and Feeding of Sprites
Many would have you believe that sprites (or “fairies” as they’re often called) are sweet and pretty and ultimately peaceful creatures. But don’t let the carefree nature of these dazzling beguilers fool you. Because while they do make for awesome pets (or, if you prefer, companions), these are not creatures to be handled lightly. So forget everything you know — or think you know — about sprites, and listen to the experts from the International Sprite League as they, with the assistance of the creative team that brought you the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles, provide a resource that will prove to be as essential for the novice sprite keeper as a strong cage and eyes in the back of his or her head.
The Spiderwick Chronicles: Notebook for Fantastical Observations
Can’t get enough of the faerie world? Well, Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, the brave souls that helped Mallory, Simon, and Jared Grace bring their amazing adventures to a worldwise audience, are here to help you find yours!
Presenting The Spiderwick Chronicles Notebook for Fantastical Observations. 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… their world is closer than you think…
The Spiderwick Chronicles Stained Glass Book
Is a coloring book!
Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide
It’s beautiful! I really loved this one!
Thimbletack’s Activity Book
The thing is there are a lot more but I didn’t found the pictures…
When I finish reading the trilogy of Beyong the Spiderwick Chronicles I will put a review of the three books.