Synopses & Reviews
The fifth and final book in the first Spiderwick series!
Through field, cave, and forest
this tale has been spun.
And three must now finish
what malice has begun.
One will bear sword,
and one will rule sky,
but one has the answer
hidden deep down inside
an answer for anger,
a balm against rage,
freedom for a captive,
and the cure for a sage.
See who is standing
when you turn the last page.
"The real magic of this series...is in the illustrations. Nearly every second page is embellished with the ink drawings of DiTerlizzi, evoking a delicious classical sense in this modern fantasy. Black...keeps the dialogue snappy and the children's personalities distinct." VOYA
"While the characters' lack of depth detracts from the quality of these titles, the fast, movielike pace will grab young readers." School Library Journal
"It is hard to be drawn into the tangle of events or to care about any of the shallowly-drawn characters. Once the elaborate and attractive packaging of the book is unwrapped, there is disappointingly little substance to this gift." Children's Literature
The fifth and final book in the first Spiderwick series continues the tale of the Grace kids and a magic old book with hand-drawn pictures. Illustrations.
Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi and author Holly Black deliver the fifth and final installment of their series featuring the Grace Kids and their incredible adventures. Illustrations.
About the Author
Holly Black's first book, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale
, was published in Fall 2002 to stellar reviews. She lives in West Long Branch, New Jersey, with her husband, Theo. Visit Holly on the World Wide Web at www.blackholly.com.
Tony DiTerlizzi illustrated Mary Howitt's The Spider and the Fly, which was a 2003 Caldecott Honor book, and the Zena Sutherland Award-winning Ted, which he also wrote. He and his wife, Angela, reside with their pug, Goblin, in Amherst, Massachusetts. Visit Tony on the World Wide Web at www.diterlizzi.com.
Three ordinary kids, Jared, Simon, and Wallory Grace, have entered another world without leaving this one!
Two remarkable talents, New York Times best-sellers Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, have risked everything to bring this remarkable account to light. Five books one thrilling adventure the Spiderwick Chronicles!
Their world is closer than you think...