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Tony Diterlizzi - Author

About the Author

Tony Diterlizzi is co-creator of the international bestselling series, The Spiderwick Chronicles. He has illustrated numerous picture books for children, including Ted, G is for 1 Gzonk and the critically acclaimed The Spider and the Fly, which won the Caldecott Honor. Kenny and the Dragon is his first novel. Tony lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, with his wife, Angela, and their baby daughter, Sophia.

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The Seeing Stone

The Seeing Stone

Author: Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/06/2018

Prepare to enter the magical world of The Spiderwick Chronicles, the bestselling series from Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black! Now reissued in beautiful hardback editions, perfect for fans of the series as well as a new generation of readers. Thanks to a mysterious book left behind by Arthur Spiderwick, life for the Grace children is stranger than ever. And, when Simon goes missing, Jared is convinced his brother has been kidnapped by creatures from the faerie world. Their sister, Mallory, is doubtful ... until the siblings are faced with a band of menacing goblins. Can Jared and Mallory save Simon before it's too late?

The Field Guide

The Field Guide

Author: Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/06/2018

Prepare to enter the magical world of the Spiderwick Chronicles, the bestselling series from Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black! Now reissued in beautiful hardback editions, perfect for fans of the series as well as a new generation of readers. After finding a mysterious, handmade field guide in the attic of the ramshackle old mansion they've just moved into, Jared; his twin brother, Simon; and their older sister Mallory, discover that there's a magical and maybe dangerous world existing parallel to our own - the world of faerie. The children want to share what they know, but the faeires will do everything possible to stop their secrets being revealed...

The Battle for WondLa

The Battle for WondLa

Author: Tony Diterlizzi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

All hope for a peaceful coexistence between humankind and aliens seems lost in the third installment of the WondLa trilogy. Eva Nine has gone into hiding for fear of luring the wicked Loroc to her companions. However, news of the city Solas being captured by the human leader, Cadmus Pryde, forces Eva into action once again. With help from an unlikely ally, Eva tries to thwart Loroc's ultimate plan for both mankind and the alien life on Orbona.

Battle for WondLa

Battle for WondLa

Author: Tony Diterlizzi Format: eBook Release Date: 06/05/2014

Eva Nine is at her bravest in the final book in the New York Times bestselling trilogy from the fantastical mind of Tony DiTerlizzi.All hope for a peaceful coexistence between humankind and aliens seems lost in the third installment of the WondLa trilogy. Eva Nine has gone into hiding for fear of luring the wicked Loroc to her companions. However, news of the city Solas being captured by the human leader, Cadmus Pryde, forces Eva into action once again. With help from an unlikely ally, Eva tries to thwart Lorocs ultimate plan for both mankind and the alien life on Orbona. Starring a host of unforgettable characters that reinforce the importance of friendship, The Battle for WondLa has all the hallmarks of a classic bookof the future.

A Hero for WondLa

A Hero for WondLa

Author: Tony Diterlizzi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2013

Eva Nine has finally found what she has always been looking for; other human beings. Having been rescued by Hailey, Eva couldn't be happier, and now Hailey is taking Eva and her friends to the human colony New Attica, where humans of all shapes and sizes live in apparent peace and harmony. But all is not as idyllic as it seems in New Attica, and soon Eva and her friends realize that something very bad is going on ~ and if they don't find a way to stop it, it could mean the end of everything and everyone on Orbona.

The Spider And The Fly

The Spider And The Fly

Author: Tony Diterlizzi Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2012

'Will you walk into my parlour,' said the Spider to the Fly... is easily one of the most recognized and quoted first lines in all of English verse. But do you have any idea how the age-old tale of the Spider and the Fly ends? This enduring verse from Mary Howitt dates back to the nineteenth century, but its warning - to beware the wiles of flattery - remains today as relevant as ever. Now in its tenth year, celebrated artist Tony DiTerlizzi, drawing inspiration from his love of classic Hollywood horror movies of the 1920s and 1930s, shines a cinematic spotlight on Mary Howitt's warning, written to her own children about those who use sweet words to hide their not-so-sweet intentions. Featuring new jacket art and a commemorative poster this special 10thanniversary edition of the quintessential cautionary tale is a must have!

The Spider And The Fly

The Spider And The Fly

Author: Tony Diterlizzi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2012

'Will you walk into my parlour,' said the Spider to the Fly... is easily one of the most recognized and quoted first lines in all of English verse. But do you have any idea how the age-old tale of the Spider and the Fly ends? This enduring verse from Mary Howitt dates back to the nineteenth century, but its warning - to beware the wiles of flattery - remains today as relevant as ever. Now in its tenth year, celebrated artist Tony DiTerlizzi, drawing inspiration from his love of classic Hollywood horror movies of the 1920s and 1930s, shines a cinematic spotlight on Mary Howitt's warning, written to her own children about those who use sweet words to hide their not-so-sweet intentions. Featuring new jacket art this special 10thanniversary edition of the quintessential cautionary tale is a must have!

Hero for WondLa

Hero for WondLa

Author: Tony Diterlizzi Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2012

The highly anticipated new novel in the New York Times bestselling The Search for WondLa series.Before the end of The Search for WondLa, Eva Nine had never seen another human, but after a human boy named Hailey rescues her along with her companions, she couldnt be happier. Eva thinks she has everything shes ever dreamed of, especially when Hailey brings her and her friends to the colony of New Attica, where humans of all shapes and sizes live in apparent peace and harmony. But all is not idyllic in New Attica, and Eva Nine soon realizes that something sinister is going onand if she doesnt stop it, it could mean the end of everything and everyone on planet Orbona. Introducing a host of remarkable characters that reinforce the importance of friendship, A Hero for WondLa has all the hallmarks of a classic bookof the future.

The Field Guide

The Field Guide

Author: Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Book 1 of The Spiderwick Chroniclesin which Mallory, Simon and Jared get acquainted with their new home but find many unexpected things. It all started when Jared Grace found their great uncle's book, Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastic World Around You and the Grace kids realise that they are not alone in their new house. Now Mallory, Simon and Jared want to tell their story but it seems the faeries will do everything in their power to stop them... It's up to you to spread the word about their discovery. But heed their warnings, wear some red, turn your clothes inside out - all anti-faerie devices - and get ready to enter a world that you never knew existed... It's closer than you think!

The Search for WondLa

The Search for WondLa

Author: Tony Diterlizzi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Eva Nine was raised by the robot Muthr. But when a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary she called home, twelve-year-old Eva is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for anyone else like her. She knows that other humans exist because of a very special item she treasures ~ a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot along with the strange word WondLa . Tony DiTerlizzi honours traditional children's literature in this totally original space age adventure: one that is as complex as an alien planet, but as simple as a child's wish for a place to belong.

Kenny & the Dragon

Kenny & the Dragon

Author: Tony Diterlizzi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2009

Kenneth is a little rabbit with a very big problem. His two best friends are heading for a battle of legendary proportions - with each other! In one corner there's Grahame, a well-read and cultured dragon, with sophisticated tastes and no stomach for battle. In the other, there's George, a retired knight and dragon slayer who would be content to spend the rest of his days in his bookshop with a pipe and a good book. But when the townsfolk catch wind there's a dragon running loose in the countryside, and call George out of retirement, the stage is set. And it's up to Kenny to avert disaster. A fun-filled, thoroughly theatrical spin on a classic tale of subterfuge and showmanship.

Kenny & the Dragon

Kenny & the Dragon

Author: Tony Diterlizzi Format: eBook Release Date: 05/08/2008

What do you do when your new best buddy has been designated a scourge by the community and marked for imminent extermination? Just ask Kenny Rabbit. When the simple folks in the sleepy little village of Roundbrook catch wind that there's a dragon running loose in the countryside, they get the wrong idea and the stage is set for a fight to the death. So it's up to Kenny to give his neighbors front-row seats to one of the best-known battles in history -- the legendary showdown between St. George and the dragon -- without losing a friend in the fray.

The Field Guide

The Field Guide

Author: Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2008

Book 1 of The Spiderwick Chronicles in which Mallory, Simon and Jared get acquainted with their new home but find many unexpected things. It all started when Jared Grace found their great uncle's book, Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastic World Around You and they realise that are not alone in their new house. Now the Grace kids want to tell their story but the faeries will do everything to stop them...It's up to you to spread the word about their discovery. But heed their warnings, wear some red, turn your clothes inside out - all anti-faerie devices - and get ready to enter a world that you never knew existed...It's closer than you think...Their world has arrived!

The Seeing Stone

The Seeing Stone

Author: Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2008

The Grace kids are just beginning to get used to Aunt Lucinda's strange old mansion when Simon suddenly disappears. At first Mallory thinks the twins are pulling some kind of prank, but when it becomes obvious that he's been snatched by goblins, Jared and his sister, Mallory, have to rely on the help of a mischievous house boggart, a nasty bridge troll, not to mention a loudmouthed hobgoblin, to get Simon back (and uncover why he was snatched in the first place). With the aid of a seeing stone the true nature of the secret world around them is now revealed. It's important the Grace kids tell their story but the faeries will do everything to stop them...

The Spider and the Fly

The Spider and the Fly

Author: Tony Diterlizzi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2003

'Will you walk into my parlour, said the Spider to the Fly ...' is one of the most recognised and quoted first lines in all of English verse. But how many of you know how the tale actually ends? Join celebrated artist Tony DiTerlizzi as he shines a 1920's film noir cinematic spotlight on Mary Howitt's 173 year old classic poem, warning us against those who would use sweet words to hide their not-so-sweet intentions and lure us into danger.

The Field Guide

The Field Guide

Author: Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/08/2003

Book 1 of The Spiderwick Chronicles in which Mallory, Simon and Jared get acquainted with their new home but find many unexpected things. It all started when Jared Grace found their great uncle's book, Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastic World Around You. and they realise that are not alone in their new house. Now the Grace kids want to tell their story but the faeries will do everything to stop them... Its up to you to spread the word about their discovery. But heed their warnings, wear some red, turn your clothes inside out - all anti-faerie devices - and get ready to enter a world that you never knew existed...Its closer than you think!

The Seeing Stone

The Seeing Stone

Author: Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/08/2003

Prepare to enter the magical world of the Spiderwick Chronicles, the bestselling series from Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black! Now reissued in beautiful hardback editions, perfect for fans of the series as well as a new generation of readers. Thanks to the book left behind by Arthur Spiderwick, life for the Grace children is stranger than ever. When Simon goes missing, Jared is convinced he's been kidnapped from creatures from the faerie world. Their sister, Mallory, is doubtful ... until the siblings are faced with a band of menacing goblins. Can Jared and Mallory save Simon before it's too late?

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