The Chronicles Of Spiderwick by Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi

The Chronicles Of Spiderwick

Written by Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi
Part of the Spiderwick Chronicle Series

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The Spiderwick Chronicles is a fast paced story with just enough shadows to chill young readers without scaring them into nightmares. This collector’s picture book offers a visually stunning tour of the enchanted Spiderwick world. It is well packaged, papered in dark colours with titles in suitably spidery antique font, and Tony DiTerlizzi's artwork is splendid.


The Chronicles Of Spiderwick by Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi

Their world is closer than you think... in fact, it at last comes to life in this breathtaking novelty book! Take a tour with Thimbletack, resident caretaker and protector of the Spiderwick mansion, as he guides you through his scrapbook and personal collection of faerie artefacts. Uncover the history of the Spiderwick Estate and its former occupants; peruse through lost letters to discover long held secrets; browse through personal items from the Grace children and read snippets of stories from around the world about encounters with strange and mythical creatures. Filled with full-colour illustrations, photographs and never before seen original art pieces, as well as pull-outs and pop-ups, The Chronicles of Spiderwick is the ultimate accompaniment for loyal fans of the series and a vital introduction for new ones Their world has arrived, dare to step inside.


"With their evocative gothic-style... illustrations, rhyming riddles, supernatural lore, and well-drawn characters, these books read like old fashioned ripping yarns." New York Times Book Review

"Just the sort of book for children to share with their parents in a big easy chair." Los Angeles Times Book Review

About the Author

Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi

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Acclaimed children’s book creator, Tony DiTerlizzi was born into an artistic household on September 6, 1969. Being the first of three visually adept children, it didn’t take long for his family and friends to realize that he was one strange, but talented lad. At an early age Tony began embracing the whimsical, the wondrous, and the surreal, all of which sparked his wild imagination.

In Summer 2003, Tony and Holly collaborated on the New York Times bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles. This five-book series has been called "vintage Victorian fantasy" by the New York Post and Time Magazine reported that "the books wallow in their dusty Olde Worlde charm." Also receiving starred reviews in Publisher's Weekly and Kirkus, the Spiderwick Chronicles have been translated into 27 languages worldwide.

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32 pages


Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi
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Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

5th November 2007




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