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The Field Guide (Spiderwick Chronicles, Bk 1)
The Field Guide - Spiderwick Chronicles, Bk 1
Author: Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi (Illustrator)
Go away -- close the book -- put it down -- do not look... — ​After their parents' divorce, the Grace kids -- twins Jared and Simon and their older sister Mallory -- move with their mom to the decaying old mansion belonging to their ancient great-aunt Lucinda, who has been sent off to an asylum. But before they can even unpack, Jared be...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781416950172
ISBN-10: 1416950176
Publication Date: 3/4/2008
Pages: 128
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
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  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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reviewed The Field Guide (Spiderwick Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 412 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Children's fantasy about 3 kids who move into their great-aunt's old house with their mother and discover a secret room, a riddle that leads to a book and "something in the walls" that turns out to be something not quite of this world and seems determined to get them in trouble. A bit 'young' for my taste--I read it in less than an hour--but still an enjoyable tale.
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Helpful Score: 2
In this book we are introduced to the Grace children, the twins, Jared and Simon, who are very different from each other, and their older sister, Mallory. Simon loves animals and has many pets, Mallory enjoys fencing, and Jared, well, he gets into trouble, especially since his parents divorced. After moving into their great-aunt Lucinda's house, strange things begin to happen to the Grace children. Jared discovers a dumb waiter leading to a secret library filled with weird books and riddles where he finds 'Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World around You,' from which he learns about boggarts and other creatures. The Grace children meet a boggart named Thimbletack who warns them to get rid of the book. Is he a friend or foe? I enjoyed this book, a great beginning to a fantastic story. Lemony Snicket fans will surely enjoy this series.
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Helpful Score: 1
I light, enjoyable kids book. Reccomended for fans of Lemony Snicket
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Loved this book. It is a great start to the series.

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