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


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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 andlt;Iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; 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 and Schuster is thrilled to present that work to you! andlt;BRandgt; 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 andlt;Iandgt;New York Times, USA Today,andlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Publishers Weeklyandlt;/Iandgt; 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. andlt;BRandgt; With so much to offer, this book is destined to be pored over for generations to come! andlt;BRandgt; www.spiderwick.com


With 41 fabulous full-color plates, six gatefolds, six watercolor landscapes, scores of black-and-white and color sketches of 31 faierie species, this book is destined to be a favorite of even the most demanding faierie enthusiast. Illustrations.

About the Author

Holly Black is the bestselling author of the Spiderwick series. Her first book, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale, was an ALA Top Ten Book for Teens, received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, and has been translated into twelve languages. Her second teen novel, Valiant, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a Locus Magazine Recommended Read, and a recipient of the Andre Norton Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Her third teen novel, Ironside, the sequel to Tithe, was a New York Times bestseller. Her new novel, White Cat, received three starred reviews. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. Visit Holly at blackholly.com.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Letter from Arthur Spiderwick

Foreword by Tony DiTerlizzi

The Invisible World

The Sight

Equipment and Protection

List of Plates

Around the House and Yard

Brownies (Homunculidae)

Boggarts (Homunculidae)

Changelings (Circulifestidae)

Pixies (Pusillipraedonidae)

Salamanders (Flammieuntidae)

Stray Sod (Herbiformidae)

In Fields and Forests

Cockatrices (Serpentigentidae)

Elves (Circulifestidae)

Leprechauns (Ingeniosidae)

Manticores (Bestiadae)

Sprites (Cordimundidae)

Treefolk (Hamadryadidae)

Unicorns (Monoceratidae)

In Lakes, Streams, and the Sea

Kelpies (Equidae)

Merfolk (Sirenidae)

Nixies (Naiadidae)

Sea Serpents (Serpentimaridae)

Trolls (Nocturnidae)

In the Hills and Mountains

Dwarves (Brevihominidae)

Giants (Gigantidae)

Goblins (Adentidae)

Hobgoblins (Amicidiabolidae)

Knockers (Cavernahabentidae)

Ogres (Stultibrutidae)

In the Sky

Dragons (Draconidae)

Griffins (Mixtidae)

Phoenixes (Vetustidae)

Outside at Night

Banshees (Circulifestidae)

Gargoyles (Bestialapidae)

Phookas (Praestigiatoridae)

Will-o'-the-Wisps (Falsilucidae)

Addendum by Jared Grace

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sashshes, April 4, 2008 (view all comments by sashshes)
Its awesome filled with magic and wonder a devinate must read. You'll be nonstop.
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megan Hagarty42, March 28, 2008 (view all comments by megan Hagarty42)
this book is awsome i love it. i could stare at the pictures all day because the pictures are just amazing
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radafat, January 27, 2008 (view all comments by radafat)
This book can work wonders in the hands of a person with a good imagination. It has everything, from browies, to willow-the-wisps! it can inspire many people and even bring back some of the wisdom from the old days. With its illustrated pictures and information on so many different creatures, it should be hailed as one of the greatest feild guides ever. this book is among one of the best books in the world! if everyone liked faeires and read about them, perhaps world peace can be acheived.....you just have to think abstractly. thank you, thank you.
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Product Details

DiTerlizzi, Tony
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
DiTerlizzi, Tony
Black, Holly
DiTerlizzi, Tony
Action & Adventure
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Fantasy & Magic
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Number:
Edition Description:
Spiderwick Chronicles
Publication Date:
October 25, 2005
Grade Level:
from 3
f-c jkt: foil + emboss; f-c cvr: foil; i
11.25 x 8 in 27.79 oz
Age Level:

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