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The field guide, Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

Label
The field guide
Title
The field guide
Statement of responsibility
Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the Grace children go to stay at their Great Aunt Lucinda's worn Victorian house, they discover a field guide to fairies and other creatures and begin to have some unusual experiences
Member of
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Flicker Tale Children's Book Award (North Dakota) for Intermediate Books, 2005.
  • Surrey Book of the Year Award (British Columbia), 2005.
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ This snappy story, the inaugural title in The Spiderwick Chronicles, sets the scene for the next four books planned. The authors introduce the three Grace siblings—13-year-old Mallory and nine-year-old twins Jared and Simon—and their recently divorced mother, who move into their great-aunt's dilapidated Victorian house. The paper-over-board volume opens to a Victorian-style design; a full-page, framed pen-and-ink scene appears opposite each chapter opening (with clever headings such as "In Which There Are Answers, Though Not Necessarily to the Right Questions"). After Jared hears scuttling inside the walls, Mallory pokes a broom through a kitchen wall and discovers a "nest" filled with unusual trinkets—a doll's head, tiny lead soldiers, bits of tattered fabric—plus one of her own fencing medals. Jared encounters more mystery when a dumbwaiter carries him to a doorless upstairs library. Here he spies a yellowing riddle in rhyme (reproduced on a glossy insert), which leads him to the attic and ultimately to Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You —a handbook to the faerie realm. Often in trouble, Jared gets the blame for some odd occurrences (e.g., Mallory awakens to find her hair tied in knots around her headboard, Simon's tadpoles are frozen into ice cubes, etc.). Appealing characters, well-measured suspense and an inviting package will lure readers on to The Seeing Stone (-85937-6) , due the same month. Youngsters may well find themselves glancing over their shoulders as they eagerly follow the events. Ages 6-10. (May) --Staff (Reviewed April 14, 2003) (Publishers Weekly, vol 250, issue 15, p70)
  • /* Starred Review */ Unexplained things are happening in the eerie Victorian heap that is new home to the Grace family. Rustlings in the decrepit walls lead the three children, to discover and destroy the nest of a Brownie and to locate, in Arthur Spiderwick's secret library, his Field Guide to the Fantastical World, which details the habits of faeries. The infuriated Brownie exacts retribution in hateful ways: knotting Mallory's long hair to her headboard and freezing animal-loving Simon's tadpoles into ice cubes. The children mollify the Brownie by building him another home, but against his warnings that harm will result, keep the Field Guide. Book 2 (The Seeing Stone, 0-689-95937-6) steps up the peril: the unheeded warnings lead to Simon's kidnapping by a roving gang of goblins. His siblings gain The Sight by means of a small stone lens (and efficacious goblin spit rubbed into the eyes) and succeed in rescuing him. Cleverly marketed as too dangerous to read, handsomely designed, and extravagantly illustrated this packs quite a punch. Readers who are too young to read Harry Potter independently will find these have just the right amount of menace laced with appealing humor and are blessed with crisp pacing and, of course, DiTerlizzi's enticingly Gothic illustrations. (Fiction. 7-11) (Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2003)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
120078
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DiTerlizzi, Tony
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 7 and up
  • 600L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 4
Reading level
4.2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Black, Holly
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Spiderwick chronicles
Series volume
1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fairies
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Single-parent families
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The field guide, Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
  • volume
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
Jacketed movie tie-in edition.
Extent
107 pages
Isbn
9781416950172
Lccn
2002013524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
Label
The field guide, Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
  • volume
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
Jacketed movie tie-in edition.
Extent
107 pages
Isbn
9781416950172
Lccn
2002013524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map

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