December 30, 2009

The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black and Tony Ditzirelli

The Spiderwick Chronicles     - Left To Right   1-5

1. The Field Guide
2. The Seeing Stone
3. Lucinda's Secret
4. The Ironwood Tree
5. The Wrath of Mulgarath

I Absolutely LOVE the Spiderwick Chronicles, they are some of my favorite books.

After the divorce of their parents, Jared, Simon and Mallory Grace move to an old house in the country with their mum. As they settle into the house strange things start happening that can't be explained. As chaos breaks out, they realise that their family  don't just have skeletons in the closet, but monsters too...

I recommend Spiderwick to boys of 7-8 upwards to 12 and girls who enjoy an adventure book of 8 to 12. These books don't use complicated words, which makes it easier for younger children to read and enjoy the series.

The series follows the adventures of Twins Jared and Simon Grace and their older sister, Mallory Grace as they discover the magical world that is "Closer than you think", as the movie slogan suggests.

The Movie.
In 2008, there was a movie released that was based on all 5 books.
The movie was, in my opinion, visually stunning and is enjoyable by all ages.

The Field Guide.
Holly Black and Tony Ditzirelli released a book called the Field Guide with illustrations and descriptions that make a great present for someone who loves the series.

The Pictures below are from the movie and display the wonderful beauty, and sometimes not so much, of the magical world.

The Fairies from Lucinda's Secret
To visit the Spiderwick Chronicles website, click here

All pictures copyright Holly Black and Tony Ditzirelli

1 comment:

Lesley said...

Wonderful, Isme! I have not heard of these books, or the movie, but it looks great. I shall watch out for it on DVD when Mack is a little older - he's only 6 now.

Your blog is looking really interesting and busy, with lots of great features.

I send you a big wish for a very happy and book-filled New Year!


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