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

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 bestsellingIt 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 the those siblings, Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace, as they battled dwarves, goblins, elves, and a diabolical ogre in their efforts to hold on to their uncle Spiderwick,s life work Now, through the combined efforts of the Grace children and authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, Simon Schuster is thrilled to present that work to you Beginning with a thoughtful and informative introduction, progressing through six exhaustive sections featuring thirty one faerie species, and culminating with an addendum that includes observations supplied by Jared Grace, this long awaited compendium to the worldwide Spiderwick phenomenon delivers enough information to satisfy even the most demanding faerie enthusiast Not only will readers learn the habits and habitats of the fourteen fantastical creatures featured in the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling chapter books, but they will be delighted and astonished by an additional seventeen creatures Also included are dozens of snippets from Arthur Spiderwick,s personal journal as well as cameos from a few series favorites.With so much to offer, this book is destined to be pored over for generations to come spiderwick
Arthur Spiderwick s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You 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

  • Title: Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You
  • Author: Tony DiTerlizzi Tony DiTerlizzi
  • ISBN: 9781416960959
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You”

    1. This book, the Arthur Spiderwick Field guide, is lovingly restored and organized by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi. The creatures from the fantastical world around us have been organized by habitat and then alphabetically. It has 28 plates and hundreds of illustrations, with fold-out pages and flip-up pages for even larger illustrations. Each creature's main illustrations list its scale. With lots of side notes and addendums, this is a wonderful book that the young and young at heart can return [...]

    2. This book was beautiful. It was beautifully writing and had gorgeous artwork in it. Very well written, enjoyed the scientific way it was presented. The parts that were printed in Arthur's hand writing were difficult to read at first but by the end of the book I had no trouble with it. I enjoyed this book immensely. It was informative by itself and it gave more insight to the creatures from The Spiderwick Chronicles. It was nice to learn more about the creatures we encountered there. I just loved [...]

    3. Tutto quel che si può desiderare da una guida alle creature fantastiche.Disegni eccezionali, curiosità e stravaganze completano quell'universo che ho adorato nelle Cronache di Spiderwick.Ovviamente non si può non essere affascinati da questo libro, soprattutto a una certa età.

    4. "A gorgeous book, and fantastic companion to The Spiderwick Chronicles. It's a bit of a misnomer to call it a companion, though, as this is the book that started it all (even if it was published afterwards). The novels are more like an introduction for this book![return][return]I love that it's not only a bestiary (with beautiful illustrations), but that the beasts described within are somewhat unusual. Yes, there is a unicorn, but it doesn't exactly look like a horse with a horn on its head. On [...]

    5. I absolutely love Tony DiTerlizzi's illustrations, even as a teenager I find them wonderfully breathtaking and glorious. I cannot imagine what I would have thought of them as a child, I probably would have been completely flabbergasted. The creatures in this book are very interesting and you can't help but be sucked into this book, completely forgetting where you are, but instead, being immersed in this world, with all sorts of thoughts running around your head. This book was inspiring, it made [...]

    6. I've only read the first of the chronicles but this book is wonderful, such amazing images and witty descriptions. it's the kind of book I'd have poured over for hours as a child. and one I'll definately be having in my class's a great book to use for inspiration for all sorts of character creation activities in literacy.I have grand ideas of reading the books as read aloud books, whilst looking at the topic of myths and legends and then linking it all to a nice activity of getting the children [...]

    7. Really informative! One of the best books about magical creatures I've ever found. There are never many good ones. I really admire and respect Arthur Spiderwick for his research and the risks he took.The page about changelings was particularly interesting. I think it might explain some things about my brother. How can I find out more? The last book I managed to find about a changeling was only about a girl and her boyfriend.

    8. i love this book! i have had it since gr.12 in high school so 5 years? it shows its wear, but the art is so organic and beautiful i love it! the descriptions for each creature still intrigue me to read and believe. i often reference this book when reading fantasy novels that don't give descriptions of the creatures. wish they would write another 'guide' with more 'fantastical creatures'.

    9. My daughter checked this out from the library and told me I should read it. I thought it was a great book and perfect for the target audience or anyone who enjoyed the Spiderwick book. It had very good illustrations and I liked how the information about all the fairy was given. Very cute book.

    10. I have read this book over fifty times and I never get tired of it. The illustrations are magnificent and intricately wrought. The details about each creature are fascinating, and sometimes I really do believe these creatures exist.

    11. This was a re-read for me, but just as lovable as the first time. Such delightful illustrations and the text is equal parts whimsical imagination and well researched folklore--which is truly Holly Black's forte. A modern fantasy classic.

    12. Tony DiTerlizzi is a master illustrator. All these books are worth having for his artistry alone. They are imaginitive, fun and wonderfully magical.

    13. Love the art work, extended flip pages. This book is not only for children, but for adults to remember their childhood and to share some fantasy and magic with the world.

    14. For every child and adult that loves the Spiderwick Chronicles - this is a must! My grandkids spent many a day in the woods with it.

    15. Illustrations especially gorgeous. Not much new or different over the other entries in Black's work, but worth perusing nonetheless.

    16. Love. Love. Loveeeee! I legit bought this book because of Tony DiTerlizzi’s artwork! The pairing of Tony’s art and Holly’s folklore knowledge are seamlessly brilliant together!

    17. This book is so wonderfully put together from the illustrations to the lore of the land and this world. Not only can children enjoy it, but adults as well, especially fellow artists!

    18. I've never read the Spiderwick Chronicles, but I'm fascinated with beast and bestiaries. This 'field guide' was no different.

    19. I love the Guide. It is much more detailed than the books, obviously, and includes many creatures that the books don’t mention but are found elsewhere in folklore. The illustrations are beautiful, of course, and there are many two-page spreads for larger illustrations. They are very detailed and beautifully-coloured. I like how Arthur provides many examples of a lot of the faeries, based on several observances. So while we may think of Mulgarath as the main ogre, there were illustrations of ot [...]

    20. Definitely a cool "reference" book--the detail of the artwork and the layering of old letters and news clippings gave it a very "scrap-book" feel, which was perfect. Not a book I'd recommend for a fun read-through, though, as it's quite detailed and there aren't as many stories as there could be to personalize it and make it a "fun" read. Very scientific, just as Arthur would have preferred. It's one I'd love to own, though, because the amount of research that went into the information is truly [...]

    21. I received this book as a Christmas gift from a family friend soon after the film was released. I was slightly skeptical at first, as I hadn't read the books when I discovered them in high school on the basis that they seemed a too juvenile- though I was quite sure I would have enjoyed the books very much as a child. However, when I began leafing through the book I fell utterly in love. The illustrations are gorgeous, detailed and very imaginative, many seem to me to be entirely unique, wonderfu [...]

    22. This picture book is a wonderful guide to the characters and species of the book series Spiderwick Chronicles. It provides a window into the world and fantastical characters developed. There are lovely pictures as well as description and insight into the characters. Also, the book features journal pages from Authur Spiderwick and visits from some other series characters.The pictures are a nice mix of watercolor paint and sketches and pencil drawings. The watercolor landscape gives a "real feel" [...]

    23. I'll admit, I've had this book for years and never read it. I originally bought this book when I was still a big fan of "The Spiderwiick Chronicles". That's not to say I don't still like the series, it's just lost it's touch for me. I've grown out of this series, so it was nice to be able to go back and read something that I used to be a big fan of. I will admit, this book wasn't quite as exciting or thrilling for me as it would have been had I read it when I was younger, but it's still a decent [...]

    24. PRE-READ:READ: What can I tell you? It's beautiful, unique, creative, stunning, imaginative, enchanting If the above pictures don't convince you to read it, nothing will.

    25. This book was a beautiful companion to the Spiderwick Chronicles. It is a reproduction of Arthur Spiderwick's field guide with detailed notes and drawings of the fantastical creatures of faerie.The reason I gave it only four stars is because there were many fold out pages that easily get tattered. The fold our pages are slightly smaller than all the other pages and so they easily try to fall open and the edges get beat up. I was using a library copy and library books take all kinds of abuse, but [...]

    26. 1. LOVED IT. 2. I learned to much about faeries. I feel like a have a better hold on the fantastical world around me now.3. The book is great to expand a child's vocabulary. Not only with the names of the faeries but other words the authors use in the book. I even looked up a few words.4. The pictures are beautiful and fantastic.5. I've been observing the world around me and looking everywhere for signs of faeries.6. I own all of the first Spiderwick Chronicles series but I wish I owned this boo [...]

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