Synopses & Reviews
The Spiderwick Chronicles
leave the old-fashioned charm of New England far behind and head south for some fiendish faerie fun in the hot Florida sun. Eleven-year-old Nicholas Vargas only thinks
his life has been turned upside down after his developer father remarries and moves his new wife and daughter into the soon-to-be completed Mangrove Hollow.
But an "expedition" to a nearby lake turns up a little nixie with a giant problem the huge, lumbering, fire-breathing variety and it's up to Nick; his stepsister, Laurie; and his big brother, Julian (plus a familiar face from the original Spiderwick Chronicles) to figure out the best way to stop a host of rampaging giants before all of Florida goes up in smoke.
A brand-new cycle of the "New York Times" bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles begins. Eleven-year-old Nicholas Vargas moves with his newly remarried father into the soon-to-be-completed Mangrove Hollow in Florida. But an expedition to a nearby lake turns up a little nixie with a giant problem. Illustrations.
About the Author
Tony Diterlizzi is a New York Times
bestselling author who was awarded a Caldecott Honor for his cinematic version of Howitt's classic The Spider and the Fly
. His art has graced the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, Anne McCaffrey, and Greg Bear. He and his wife reside with their pug in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Holly Black was born in a decrepit Victorian house much like the one the Grace kids move into. Her mother gave her books on ghosts and fairies and Holly spent a happy childhood cooking up imaginary witches brew with her younger sister. Black is an avid collector of rare folklore volumes, spooky dolls, and crazy hats. She resides in Long Branch, New Jersey.