Book Reviews of The Field Guide (Spiderwick Chronicles, Bk 1)

The Field Guide (Spiderwick Chronicles, Bk 1)
The Field Guide - Spiderwick Chronicles, Bk 1
Author: Tony DiTerlizzi (Illustrator), Holly Black
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ISBN-13: 9780689859366
ISBN-10: 0689859368
Publication Date: 5/2003
Pages: 128
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 153 ratings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Book Type: Hardcover
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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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Great book, beautiful illustrations and compelling story. I have been reading the series to my son and he loves it.
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When I read this book for the first time, I was immediately enthralled! Though it's short, it's full of all the things that I love, and I couldn't put it down!
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I enjoyed reading this book to my kids. They enjoyed listening and we all enjoyed the beautiful illustrations. It was a very simple read and didn't take us long at all to finish. It doesn't stand on it's own, so you'll have to get 2-5 as well (which are just as great).
It's about 3 children - Jared, Simon & Mallory who move into a house, with their mom, that is falling apart. The house belongs to their Aunt Lucinda who is in a mental institution. They explore the old house and find a room that doesn't seem to have a door. The only way they can enter it is through the dumb waiter. In that room Jared finds a Field Guide. Inside the field guide is illustrations and facts on creatures we believe to be fantasy. They find out that they are actually real and live in our own world. We just don't have the secrets on how to see them properly. The creatures in the fantasy world do not want human hands on this book. They don't want us to know their secrets in fear of what we might do. All of them are out to get Jared and his family and retrieve the book. Can the kids make it through this mess? Read on to find out!
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Great children fantasy series. I hope to collect the entire series & share with grandchildren someday.
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Book was intriguing even though I am in my 20's I found it to be a well written book. I got sucked into the adventure immediately and ended up reading the entire series in a few hours.
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A wonderful book of mischief and fantasy.
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Interesting. Has some language that is not acceptable in our home.
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This is a wonderful children's story or a great story for us adults who refuse to become stuffy and let go of our inner child. I wanted to read this before watching the DVD I rented, and since it was a quick read it wasn't hard. I'm going to be reading more of the series ASAP because I found this book to be utterly charming!
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Loved this book. It is a great start to the series.
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A great series for kids, I read alot of kids books for the school library and I truly enjoyed this one. The upstairs adventures in the attic are sure to please those with treasures and adventures.
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I thought this was a sweet series and bought it for my granddaughter!
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This is book 1 of 5 of the New York Times best-selling serial.
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My friend recomended these books to me years ago, to be honest, not my favorite.
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Sometimes when you move to a creepy old house you find things you don't expect....
The first of the Spiderwick Chronicles.
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INTERESTING STORY ABOUT FAIRIES AND CREATURES THAT WE BELIEVE DON'T EXCIST.
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I have not read the rest of the series yet, but it has me interested and I will most likely eventually read the series. So no crazed need, but something I will come back to when I just want a quick read. The book is a short entertaining, easy read. It felt a little like an intro chapter than a book.
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The Spiderwick Series is such a great set for children-preteens. The books capture you in the moment, as if you were part of the book itself.
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My husband usually likes the fantasy books geared towards kids, but felt this one was SUPER childish and only got half way through before losing interest.