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Hardcover Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You Book

ISBN: 0689859414

ISBN13: 9780689859410

Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You

(Part of the The Spiderwick Chronicles - Companion Books Series)

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Book Overview

It all began with a strange, mysterious correspondence left for authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black at a small New England bookstore. Written by three siblings, the letter told of their great-great-uncle Arthur Spiderwick and an unfinished tome filled with eyewitness accounts of creatures otherwise thought to be the stuff of legend. In the #1 New York Times bestselling serial the Spiderwick Chronicles, readers were enthralled by the account of...

Customer Reviews

6 ratings

Great addition for fantasy fans

I was over-joyed when I opened this book! My cover does look different, but the whimsical drawings & miscellaneous notes make this beyond worthwhile. It was a little disappointing that more of the 'book' wasn't included, it's strictly about the spells or maps or anything. The artwork alone is worth having on the shelf, especially for any fan of the book/movie. It's another one I enjoy with my girls.

Real find

This book is beautiful! So realistic to the one in the movie! My daughter was thrilled!

If You're Not Going to Take My Word for It, Listen to the Nixie

I was not familiar with Holly Black's prose or Tony DiTerlizzi's artwork before purchasing this book. I am familiar with quality, however, and acting on a suggestion from a trusted source (a Nixie, if you must know), I got a copy of the FIELD GUIDE as a gift to some youngsters (who are also of the highest quality). Leafing through it (okay, poring), I experienced a sense of grief that I was giving the book away. It's that good. In fact, I'm idly contemplating getting a second volume of this FIELD GUIDE for myself, though it may look curious next to Brautigan's TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA.

A remarkable guide that is both beautiful to look at and full of valuable information

Do you hear something knocking on the walls of your house at night? Do you keep losing bobby pins, pencils, or spools of thread? Have you woken up to find that all the laces of your shoes are tied together and that your dog has a large bald spot on its head? If you answered "yes" to any or all of these questions, then there can be no doubt that you have a member of the faerie world living in your home. Is it a boggart, a brownie, or a knocker? What do these mysterious creatures look like? Within the pages of this remarkable guide you will find the answers to these and many other questions. Without a doubt this is one of the most comprehensive and fascinating books of its kind. Co-authors Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi have taken pages from Arthur Spiderwick's famous Guide and used them to create a book that is beautiful to look at and full of valuable and useful information. Where else will you learn how to stay on the right side of a brownie, and how else will you know that the gargoyles you see on buildings may in fact be alive? Packed with luscious color illustrations and numerous pencil sketches, this book is a must for fans of The Spiderwick Chronicles. Readers of all ages will get lost in the pages (some of which fold out to reveal beautiful illustrations) and in no time will be convinced that they indeed are looking at the life's work of Arthur Spiderwick, which thankfully has been reproduced here by the talented duo of Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi. --- Reviewed by Marya Jansen-Gruber, editor of Through The Looking Glass Children's Book Review ( [...]


The artwork in this book is absolutely incredible! Every page is a delight for the eyes and no doubt will be treasured by lucky children everywhere for years to come! Gorgeous work-you couldn't possibly be disappointed in this book!!

Near Perfect

While a little too old for the Spiderwick Chronicles themselves I can appreciate an interesting and detailed world for a series of children's novels. And I can always appreciate Mr.DiTerlizzi's art. This is good stuff and lets you see another world.
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